- Multicultural Programs and Services help organize the Black Student Alliance, Latino Association of Student Organizations and Asian American Student Union
- In 2011, Bloomsburg Businessweek named Blacksburg the best place in the United States to raise children
- Blacksburg has been ranked among the nation's best places to live by Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Men's Journal, 50 Best Small Southern Towns and Sporting News.
- Outside Magazine ranked Blacksburg a top-10 "dream town" for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to the Appalachian Trail and the Washington-Jefferson National Forest. The area's natural resources for hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and climbing are also top-notch.