Virginia Tech News

Virginia Tech, formally known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a public research university located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown into one of the largest universities in the United States with an extensive research portfolio. It is known for its strong engineering, business, and agriculture programs, and it boasts a robust cooperative education and internship program that integrates academic studies with professional experience. The university emphasizes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, encouraging its students to solve complex real-world problems through innovation. Virginia Tech also maintains a strong commitment to service, guided by its motto, “Ut Prosim” (That I May Serve). Its campus culture is vibrant, with a wide range of student activities, organizations, and a strong athletic spirit represented by its HokieBird mascot.