Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fi...elds and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 32,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $504 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech has approximately 135 buildings on its 2,600-acre main campus, educational and research facilities across the state, a study-abroad site in Switzerland, and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus. The campus proper is located in the Town of Blacksburg in Montgomery County in the New River Valley and is 38 miles southwest of Roanoke.30,598 on-campus; 82.7 percent undergraduate; 17.3 percent graduate; 57.1 percent male; 42.9 percent female. Total enrollment on and off campus is 32,663.