Welcome to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution.
Located on 2,600 acres in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is home to world-class faculty, dynamic collaborations, groundbreaking research, and a friendly community of Hokies committed to service and academic excellence.
Since its founding in 1872 as a public land-grant school, Virginia Tech has enacted a hands-on, engaging approach to education that prepares scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. Offering the largest number of degree programs in Virginia, the university provides cutting-edge technological leadership and fuels economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across the state.
Long dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech boasts a vibrant culture of ideas and activities and a palpable spirit of innovation that truly is contagious.
The information on these pages will guide you in your discovery of the university, opening the doors to its beautiful campus and introducing you to the surrounding area.
Virginia Tech and the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center are easily accessible from both major interstates in southwest Virginia.
Virginia Tech is consistently recognized for its value and the quality of its programs, such as being on the 2013 best value lists created by both The Princeton Review and Kiplingers. Blacksburg is among the Top 10 Places to Raise a Family.
The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center is at 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Look for it at the southwest corner of Prices Fork Road and University City Boulevard. Parking passes, maps, and other visit information can be shared using the contacts below.
For information related to open house events, campus tours, or admissions activities, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Planning a campus visit? Download the free Visit VT app from the iTunes store or Google Play. Take a virtual tour of campus. Find things to do, see, and experience. Browse through hotel and restaurant listings. It's everything you need to know more about visiting Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech has a robust social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Foursquare, just to name a few.
Looking for something specific? Find a complete list of the university's social networks here.