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Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers.



Fall foliage, campus, students.

Campus in early fall

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across the commonwealth and manages a research portfolio of more than $556 million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant institution by fostering a collaborative environment that integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the commonwealth, the country, and the world.

Through experiential learning, future-focused research, and an inclusive, spirited culture, Virginia Tech strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; a significant presence across the commonwealth, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, and sites in Newport News and Richmond; educational and research facilities across the state; a study-abroad site in Switzerland; and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus. The campus proper is located in the New River Valley and is 38 miles southwest of Roanoke.

At a glance

Enrollment (fall 2020)

  • More than 37,000 on and off campus
  • 81 percent undergraduate; 19 percent graduate
  • 57 percent male; 43 percent female



  • 30,770 applications for fall 2020 first-year class
  • 1180-1390 cumulative SAT scores (middle range)



  • 110+ bachelor’s degree programs
  • 8 undergraduate academic colleges
  • 170+ master’s and doctoral degree programs
  • Graduate School, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Honors College
  • Learn more about special academic programs, including the Honors College, studying abroad through the Global Education Office, and support for international students.



  • 2,070 instructional faculty members (both full and part-time)
  • 51 percent of faculty are tenured



  • Top 5 percent of universities in the nation for research expenditures; one of two Virginia institutions in the top 50
  • 48th overall in the National Science Foundation’s annual survey of higher-ed research expenditures
  • 34 patents and 46 license and option agreements in fiscal year 2016
  • 230 acres, 33 buildings, and 180 companies housed in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

University finances

  • $1.74 billion operating budget (2021-22)

  • $2.26 billion in assets and managed funds (as of June 30, 2020)

  • $1.33 billion endowment (as of June 30, 2020)

  • $36,728 endowment value per student

Mission Statement

Inspired by our land-grant identity and guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is an inclusive community of knowledge, discovery, and creativity dedicated to improving the quality of life and the human condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.

Learn more about how we live out our mission:



Virginia Tech is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. NCAA Division I-A men's varsity sports at Tech are football, basketball, baseball, soccer, indoor and outdoor track, swimming and diving, wrestling, tennis, golf, and cross country. Women’s varsity sports are basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming and diving, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, lacrosse, golf, and cross country. Learn more at HokieSports.

An extensive recreational program provides opportunities for participation in numerous activities. The university also offers intramural sports and club-sports programs that allow students to compete against programs from other colleges and universities across the country.