Virginia Tech

A comprehensive university with a large undergraduate population, Virginia Tech is set apart from other universities not only by its long-standing excellence in science, technology, and engineering, but also its commitment to communities and service to society.Virginia Tech offers almost 200 degree programs among eight colleges. Students are prepared for the challenges of the future by working in interdisciplinary teams, engaging in critical and creative thinking, collaborating with diverse people, communicating effectively, and conducting oneself with a deep sense of ethics. Students at all levels are mentored to develop a knowledge base and skills while they are immersed in an environment that unifies multiple disciplines in a field of study within the context of these crucial values.Virginia Tech's "purpose-driven and person-centered" curriculum prepares students to be adaptable, resilient, and culturally competent, and to see the world through the lens of empathy and the university's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), empowering them to claim their role in the complex global problems and opportunities of the future.Located in a rustic mountain setting away from city life, Virginia Tech has a well-developed tradition of student involvement in more than 600 clubs, organizations, and social groups each offering leadership, service, and recreation opportunities. Virginia Tech's Hokie Spirit underscores the strong sense of inclusive community that pervades the school. With a history beginning with military student life, as the land-grant college movement emerged in the 19th century, a small college feeling belies the large university reality. Today, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets continues that military tradition, but comprises only a fraction of the student population. It embodies the university's emphasis on building character and leadership throughout the student body.Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center presents renowned artists from around the world and from close to home, with a special focus on experiences that expand cultural awareness and deepen understanding.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1872 N/A Semester $835.8 million Blacksburg, VA 24061 (540) 231-6000
overall score total score state city online paying global
57 100.0 Virginia Blacksburg 974 147 32