Tragedy at Virginia Tech: Blacksburg campus is one of the nation's leading schools in architecture and engineering

Virginia Tech, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia and once overshadowed by the state's elite, historic colleges, has been a university on the rise in recent decades. It is the state's largest university, with more than 26,000 students, a leader in producing Ph.D.s and one of the nation's top-ranked schools in engineering and architecture.

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