Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

Basic Information

Address: 141 Lane Hall (0213) 280 Alumni Mall Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone Number: (540) 231-6858
Fax Number: (540) 231-
President: Dr. Timothy Sands
Principal: Maj Gen Fullhart, Commandant of Cadets
Admissions Director: Juan Espinoza

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Additional Information

School Type: Four-Year Public University
Founded: 1872
School Setting:


School Schedule (Hours in Day): 0730-2300
School Days in Calendar Year: 154

Blacksburg, Virginia

School Size: 34,131 on campus
Classroom Size: Varies
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17:1

$13,691 in-state tuition and fees, $32,835 out-of-state

Financial Aid:

The Corps offers an Emerging Leader Scholarship worth $8,000 in-state and $12,000 out-of-state over four years to at least 200 incoming cadets each year.


110+ bachelor’s majors
7 undergraduate academic colleges

Percentage of Graduating Class: 83.7% in six-years
Support Services:

19 departments within the Division of Student Affairs (link: provide on-campus support services.

Summer School: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Virginia Tech has a computer requirement for all entering students which vary by major. The cost of the computer requirement is included in the total cost of attendance calculation.

School Clubs:

Over 800 student clubs available, in addition to NCAA sports and intramural and intermural sports. New Cadets spend one semester mastering cadet life and their academics and then can add one Corps/ROTC-specific club in the spring semester. Starting sophomore year, cadets can add as many extracurricular activities as they desire, so long as they do not drop below a 2.5 GPA. NCAA athletes can participate in their sport from Day 1.

School Holidays: Fall Break (1 Friday in October), Thanksgivign Break (on week), Winter BReak (approximately 3 to 4 weeks), Spring Break (one week in early March), Summer Break (approximately 3 months)
Notable Graduates:

Hoda Kotb (1986, Broadcast Journalism, on The Today Show), Michael Vick (NFL quarterback)

Parking Spaces/Availability:


Uniform Guidelines:

All cadets wear a Corps uniform whenever they attend classes, generally between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. ROTC cadets will wear their service-specific uniform one day a week during the spring semester.

Admissions Requirements:

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Application
All students seeking a four-year undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech should apply through the Coalition for College. This includes international, domestic, and transfer students. This is a third-party application accepted by hundreds of colleges around the country. You can start building your profile anytime, and this profile will help you streamline the application process later. If you're applying to a school that accepts the Coalition application, you can use the profile information to submit a lot of your information without having to enter it again.

Your profile is open year-round and allows you to input new achievements and update your information as needed.

If Virginia Tech is the only Coalition application school you’re applying to, there are several parts of the Coalition application you can skip:
Coalition Application Essays are not required. You must complete the Virginia Tech Ut Prosim Essays.
Academic Interests
Letters of Recommendation

Admissions Deadline: EArly Decision: November 1st; Early Action: DEcember 1st; Regular DEcision: January 15th. All cadet applicants are highly encouraged to apply by the Early Action deadline.
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is to graduate leaders of exemplary character who are instilled with the values and skills essential for leadership success in service to the nation.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Global, Ethical Leaders...Now...More than Ever

School History:

On October 1, 1872, Virginia Tech opened as the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. All students were cadets organized into a battalion of two companies with an enrollment of 132. The Commandant of Cadets was General James H. Lane, formerly the youngest general in the Army of Northern Virginia, who was wounded three times in combat. He worked to provide both the best education and the best military training in the state for his cadets based on his experience in the Civil War, as a student at VMI and UVA, and teacher at Florida State Seminary and North Carolina Military Institute. General Lane is considered the father of the Corps. He wrote the first cadet regulations and began a tradition of academic and military excellence.