Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech is a public land-grant institution with 7 campuses across the state. In the plant sciences, the university motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) is demonstrated through its dedication to and funding of projects that benefit local and regional agriculture.
According to the 2015 Princeton Review, Virginia Tech was ranked 1st for campus food, 2nd for town relations, 3rd for “Students love their School”, 5th for happiest students, and 5th for best quality of life.
“Consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live, Blacksburg is known for award winning services, a reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities. ”
-Ron Rordam, Mayor of Blacksburg
Did you know? Virginia Tech is home to The Graduate Life Center. Known as the GLC, the center’s mission is to promoter graduate education and graduate student community. The GLC provides a central location for graduate student life; offering on-campus housing, specialized courses and resources, meeting rooms, and the offices of the Graduate School.
If you’re interested in looking at where students live around Virginia Tech, follow the link to the off-campus housing site. Blacksburg offers a wide range of housing at afforable prices for graduate students. If you prefer to live on campus, graduate student housing is available at the Gradute Life Center.