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Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university in Blacksburg that serves as a major economic engine and cultural influence in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
The university is the third-largest in the commonwealth of Virginia, with over 31,000 students and 215 undergraduate and degree programs. The university also boasts a research portfolio of more than $450 million.
It stands as a resource and leader for the state by providing technological leadership and fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally and across the commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia Tech is recognized around the world as a leading institution of higher learning and is regularly ranked as one of the best universities in the United States in annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
The university is also highly regarded for many various programs and fields, including engineering, architecture, public administration, business and urban planning.
As a state university, Virginia Tech features branch campuses around the commonwealth of Virginia, with centers in Hampton Roads, Falls Church, Richmond, Roanoke and Abingdon.
Virginia Tech's primary campus in Blacksburg is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. With its stunning setting in the mountains, unique architecture, iconic Hokie Stone, and the small-town culture of Blacksburg, it's a wonderful campus to visit.
Get familiar with the campus and all the events taking place in the area by checking out the Virginia Tech Visitor & Undergraduate Admissions Center.
During the fall, Virginia Tech is a popular destination for college football fans, as the Hokies are an annual favorite to win the ACC and play in one of the most deafening environments in the country in Lane Stadium.
Not just a sports town, the university also boasts a first-class arts & cultural space with the Moss Arts Center, which hosts world-renowned speakers, lecturers and performers. And learn more about the history of the region at the Historic Smithfield Plantation.
Interstate 81 connects Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech campus to the Roanoke Valley, and the short distance (approximately 20 miles) helps enhance the greater sense of community in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
With its world-class reputation, Virginia Tech has attracted students and visitors from around the world, who get a first-hand experience at what life is like in this region. It's why many of them elect to stay here to pursue jobs and start families.