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Virginia Tech (VT)

A public university based in Blacksburg, Virginia, full name the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The university was founded in 1872 with an agriculture and mechanics focus, and now offers around 65 bachelor's degrees and 145 master's and doctoral programs. Over 20,000 students enrolled in 2011.

The university has experienced two gun tragedies, one in 2007 when a student killed 32 people, and one on December 8, 2011, when a policeman was killed by a gunman and then shot himself.

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