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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Location, Campus Life, & Housing Information

Blacksburg, VA

Location and Setting


Blacksburg Population
42,627
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Campus Size
2,600 acres

Weather

Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Christianburg
Nearest Train Station
38 mile(s) from campus in Clifton Forge/Roanoke

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
65%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hokie Bird
School Colors
Burnt orange and chicago maroon

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball     x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Ultimate Frisbee x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Ultimate Frisbee x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Ultimate Frisbee x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, virginia tech union, student government association, international student organizations
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

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