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”
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!