Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, best known as Virginia Tech or VT, was founded as a public land-grant university in 1872. Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Based on the 2013 Edition of Best colleges, VT is ranked number 72, and with more than 70 undergraduate majors, 76 masters, and 62 doctoral degrees, you are sure to find your area of study! Virginia Tech has 10 colleges, including their highly ranked Engineering program. The most popular majors at Virginia Tech include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Biological and Bio-medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences.
Students at Virginia Tech are known as The Hokies, a term that was the original rally cry when the school was known as the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. VT competes in the NCAA’s Division I Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). One long-standing rivalry is with The University of Virginia and each season they play each other in football for the Governor’s “Commonwealth Cup”. Besides football, Virginia Tech also has the following sports: baseball, men and women’s basketball, cross country, men and women’s golf, lacrosse, men and women’s soccer, softball, swimming and diving, men and women’s tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling, and spirit programs.
A few notable Virginia Tech alumni include television news anchor and correspondent for NBC (Today Show and Dateline) Hoda Kotb, Armani CEO Bridget Ryan Berman, Actress Collette Wolfe, Movie and TV producer Rudd Simmons, NFL player Michael Vick, and Miss America 1979 Kylene Barker. If you meet a Hokie graduate, their pride for their school is huge! When you watch Hoda on The Today Show, she talks about her school pride and how proud she is to be a Hokie!
As a student at VT, you will never have a problem finding something to do! You can walk around the Virginia Tech’s beautiful campus and make a stop at The Duckpond and take in the amazing sites, head to a football or basketball game, or even head down to Main Street to go to one of the numerous bars and restaurants and shops. Another fun thing to do is to take a tour of The Smithfield Plantation- home of Revolutionary War patriot William Preston, Drive the scenic Catawba Road, or stop by the more than 200 wineries or more than 40 breweries. I’m ready to hit the town in Blacksburg! How about you?
At some point while attending Virginia Tech you may need to rent a self storage unit near 24060. Students can find gated self storage near Virginia Tech. These might offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit. A 5’X5′ storage facility should be able to accommodate the contents of a typical dorm room. You might also consider renting a bigger unit and sharing the costs with a friend. We hope to be adding more storage facilities soon!
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