Virginia Tech

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About Virginia Tech

Burrus Hall at Virginia Tech
The beautiful Burrus Hall at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech, also know at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, was founded in 1872 as a land-grant college named Virginia Agricultural and mechanical College. It is a magnificent campus with a student population of about 28,000 (approximately 22,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduates), and a faculty of about 1,300.

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Common abbreviation of name: VT

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Size: 2,600 acres

Motto: “Ut Prosim,” which is Latin for “That I May Serve”

Nickname: Hokies

Mascot: Hokie bird

School colors: Chicago maroon and burnt orange

Bachelor’s degree programs: 60 offered

Master’s degree and doctoral programs: 140 offered

Military training: Corps of cadets. (One of the few public universities that provides a full-time military training program.)

Average GPA of entering freshman: 3.74

The most important facts about Virginia Tech: The students and faculty members are caring, loving, wonderful people – they are a family.

The most important facts about what America thinks about them: We love them. We care for them. We honor them. And we recognize them as heroes.

God bless the students and faculty of VT.

We love you!


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