CP Logo

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College Portrait

Home Compare At A Glance Contact


Virginia Tech

Founded in1872 as a small land-grant college named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech has evolved into a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest number of degree offerings of any institution of higher education in Virginia. Through a combination of its mission of teaching and learning, research and discovery, and service and engagement, the university continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Virginia Tech’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty, known for groundbreaking research and eminent scholarship, sets challenging academic standards for the motivated, high-achieving students who turn to the university for the skills and knowledge to invent the future.

Living in the Virginia Tech Community

The Hokie Community

Globally renowned faculty, groundbreaking research, inestimable service to society, eminent scholarship, worldwide technological leadership. challenging academic standards, a pervasive Hokie Spirit, and a heartfelt motto of service—these hallmarks of Virginia Tech create a university of national and international prominence where students gain the skills and knowledge to invent the future. On a campus where the atmosphere is challenging and exhilarating, students have ample opportunities for learning and personal growth and a multitude of campus offices to assist them in numerous ways. At Virginia Tech, students are given the opportunity to interact with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures, become involved in any of the more than 600 student clubs and organizations, engage in campus offerings, and give something of themselves to the local community. Taking advantage of these resources helps students to grow, both as individuals and as citizens of the world, and inspires them to explore new territory, set new goals, and establish a lifetime thirst for knowledge.

Find out more about:

Student Life Housing and Residence Life Dining Services Campus Resources Recreational Sports Study Abroad Traditions Diversity Community Service