Virginia Tech

The Language and Cultural Institute is an English language school and the official pathway providing institute to Virginia Tech located at 840 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, Virginia, Unites States. The Language and Culture Institute at Virginia Tech offers foundation level pathway programmes, English courses and other foreign language classes to international students. The Intensive English Programs in Blacksburg and Fairfax, Virginia, part of the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute (LCI), are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

  • Average Tuition USD 19,000
  • Total Annual Cost USD 19,000

School Description

Virginia Tech was initially started as an association in the 1960's when members of the Blacksburg chapter of the American Association of University Women decided to volunteer their time teaching English. The institute held free classes in church basements or members' homes to help the spouses of international students and faculty members learn English.

Today, Virginia Tech serves international students through its main campus in Blacksburg and a second campus in Fairfax. The insitute's Blacksburg campus is in the beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia, a quiet, safe, and friendly college town of about 43,000 people and the campus is home to more than 31,000 enrolled students. The second campus is located in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The languages and Culture Institute at Virginia Tech provides pathway courses leading to undergraduate degree programmes, foreign language classes and IELTS and TOEFL test preparation courses.

  • 01Gateway to Virginia Tech University
  • 023 pathways - Engineering, Science, Business
  • 03Offers Intensive English Program

Pathway Programs

  • 840 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA


    USD 19,000 Tuition Fee

    Students who progress to a business major develop key business and life skills through hands-on projects and activities in their courses, internships/externships, and our numerous student organizations. Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business has a dedicated team of professionals who focus solely on the career success of its students. Over 90 percent of students actively seeking full-time employment graduate with a full-time job.

  • 840 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA


    USD 19,000 Tuition Fee

    Students in the College of Engineering jump right in to doing innovative projects and research through a wide variety of labs and creative workspaces. The Ware Lab, for example, is a facility dedicated solely to undergraduate student design projects, providing a unique learning environment for engineering students from various majors. Ware Lab student teams compete all over the world against other university teams.

  • 840 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA


    USD 19,000 Tuition Fee

    College of Science students discover, understand, and apply fundamental scientific principles to pursue questions beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines and established knowledge to promote healthy people, strong communities, and a sustainable planet. Through hands-on learning in classrooms and labs, and our undergraduate research programs, students work alongside renowned faculty and staff to solve complex issues locally, regionally, and globally.


  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 15
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 76
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 338
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 201
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 251
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 110

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 74
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00


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        840 University City Blvd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA

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