Virginia Tech is on a 2,600-acre campus in the small town setting of Blacksburg, Virginia, not far from Roanoke and Virginia.
Virginia Tech has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Virginia Tech has fraternities and sororities.
The Virginia Tech community comes together each year for The Big Event, International Street Fair and Homecoming Week.
This table offers information on housing at Virginia Tech.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||32%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||68%|
Virginia Tech offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Virginia Tech students live off campus. In 2022, 32% of undergrads at Virginia Tech lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 68% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Virginia Tech. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Virginia Tech offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Virginia Tech there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Virginia Tech:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The school also has student security patrols.
Virginia Tech offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Virginia Tech, take Interstate 81 to Blacksburg, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Roanoke Regional airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
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