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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

university with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia
(Redirected from Virginia Tech)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (or Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia. The campus was first opened in 1872 as a farming and mechanical college and covers 2,600 acres. It is also one of only a few public universities in the United States to have a corps of cadets.

The Virginia Tech massacre, which happened on the 16th of April 2007, was a tragedy in the history of the University. A student of the university named Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people before killing himself. This became the worst school-related massacre in United States history.

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  • "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University". vt.edu. Retrieved 2008-06-28.