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 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 nearly 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of nearly $400 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 the largest number of degree offerings in Virginia, more than 125 campus buildings, a 2,600-acre main campus, off-campus educational facilities in six regions, a study-abroad site in Switzerland, and a 1,700-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.
28,650 on-campus; 82.5 percent undergraduate; 17.5 percent graduate; 58 percent male; 42 percent female. Total enrollment on and off campus is 30,936.
Virginia Tech received 21,005 applications for the fall 2011 freshman class. The typical student who was offered admission had a high-school grade point average of 4.0, with the middle 50 percent between 3.81 and 4.24. The average cumulative SAT reasoning test score was 1250, with a middle range of 1160 to 1340.
Full-time Instructional Faculty
1,364; 62.8 percent are tenured.
More than 220,000 living alumni from every state and more than 100 countries.
The university offers about 65 bachelor’s degree programs through its seven undergraduate academic colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences (which also offers an associate degree in agricultural technology), Architecture and Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Natural Resources and Environment, Pamplin College of Business, and Science. On the postgraduate level, the university offers approximately 150 master’s and doctoral degree programs through the Graduate School and a professional degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, a private, independent school jointly managed by the university and Carilion Health System, welcomed its second class in fall 2011.
The university generated $398.1 million for research programs in fiscal year 2010, ranking it 44th in the nation, according to the National Science Foundation. Each year, Virginia Tech receives significant external support for research, instruction, Extension, and public-service projects. In the most recent fiscal year (2010-11), the university received 2,400 awards to conduct research. Support for these projects originates from an ever-expanding base of sponsors. Researchers pursue new discoveries in agriculture, biotechnology, information and communication technology, transportation, energy management (including leadership in fuel-cell technology and power electronics), and a wide range of other engineering, scientific, social science, and creative fields. This research led to 40 patents and 24 license and option agreements.
The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC) offers opportunities for businesses to establish close working relationships with the university and nurtures entrepreneurs pursuing new inventions and developments. Located on 120 acres adjacent to the main campus, the center consists of 27 buildings housing more than 140 companies with approximately 2,200 employees. In addition, development of Phase II, which will add 28 more buildings, is under way.
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