Why Attend VT?

Making a decision on where to attend college is a very personal and individual choice. Figuring out what will make you happy with the university you choose is something we hope to help you find here at Virginia Tech.  Virginia Tech has many things to offer. With more than 700 student clubs and organizations on campus there is something for everyone! Visit the student life website for more information on everything from student housing to meal plans and other links to help you decide, VT Student life.

One unique aspect of the university is the community that surrounds it in lovely Blacksburg, Virginia.  Recently voted one of the best places to raise a family, VT is nestled in the mountains of the New River Valley.

You are encouraged to visit the campus, preferably while classes are in session. Please see the University’s Admissions website for details about Admissions information sessions, campus tours, campus maps, driving directions, and parking.

We also suggest that you attend a College of Engineering Information session, held weekdays from 11:15 AM to about 12:15 PM (normally in Hancock 212). Current engineering students discuss the freshman year and give an overview of the engineering program and the various departments. Please vist the College of Engineering homepage to sign up for this information session.

The Mechanical Engineering Department does not offer departmental information sessions or tours. Instead, we suggest that you arrange for a tour of the Ware Lab, where several of our senior design projects are housed. The Ware Lab website includes a link to request a tour.

If you have specific questions about the ME undergraduate program while your are on campus, you can stop by 118 Randolph during Linda Vick’s office hours, 8am-noon and 1-4pm, Monday-Friday. If you have questions about the ME graduate program, please contact the ME graduate advisor, Cathy Hill.