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Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 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. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). At a Glance Located in Blacksburg, Virginia Eight colleges and graduate school 65 bachelor's degree programs 150 master's and doctoral degree programs 31,000 full-time students 16:1 student-faculty ratio Main campus includes more than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access Ranked 41st in university research in the United States Has adjacent corporate research center

  • Directions: Getting to the Virginia Tech Visitor Center: Virginia Tech and the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center are easily accessible from both major interstates in southwest Virginia. To reach campus from Interstate 81 (southbound and northbound): From I-81 take Exit 118B. This will put you on the RT 460W By-pass. Staying on the by-pass, follow signs to Blacksburg/Virginia Tech for approximately 10 miles. Take the Prices Fork "Downtown" exit onto Prices Fork Road. At the first traffic light on Prices Fork Road, turn "right" at the entrance to "Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center". Take another immediate right to the "Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center." To reach the campus from Interstate 77 (northbound): Merge onto I-81 North via Exit 32 toward Roanoke. Continue on I-81 North to exit 118B, and follow the directions above. To reach the campus from Interstate 77/West Virginia Turnpike (southbound): In West Virginia, take Exit 9, "U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA." Turn left onto US-460E (Crossing into Virginia) Continue on U.S. 460 East for approximately 44 miles. Take the Toms Creek Road exit. At the stop sign, turn left onto Toms Creek Road. At 2nd light, turn right onto University City Boulevard. Continue on University City Boulevard for about 1.2 miles until reaching the Prices Fork intersection (3rd light on University City Boulevard). Be careful to stay in "right lane, which will allow you to continue straight ahead. Continue on University City Boulevard to the light at the intersection of Prices Fork Road. Continue straight through the traffic light to the entrance of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Take the next right up the hill to the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center. How Far is Virginia Tech From ... Driving distances from regional metropolitan areas. Washington D.C. 4 hours Richmond, Va. 4 hours Virginia Beach, Va. 5.5 hours Pittsburgh 5.5 hours Philadelphia 5.5 hours Charlotte 3 hours Raleigh, N.C. 4 hours New York City 9 hours Atlanta 6 hours Nashville 7 hours Newark, N.J. 8 hours Charleston, W.Va. 2.5 hours
  • Major Access Routes: I-81; I-77; and RT 460
  • Miles from I-81: 10 miles
  • Additional Information: Please call visitor information center at 540-231-3548