Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1872
Address: 800 Drillfield Drive
Introduction

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. Virginia Tech offers the widest range of degree choices in Virginia to more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on all its campuses. Virginia Tech has a significant presence across Virginia, including numerous Extension offices and research centers. In Northern Virginia, the university is developing a 1 million-square-foot Innovation Campus that will become a global center of talent production and technology excellence. In Roanoke, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are a part of the emerging Health Sciences and Technology Campus. The main campus is in Blacksburg, Virginia, while the university’s international presence is anchored by the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Other sites are in Newport News, Richmond, and Abingdon. Offering approximately 280 undergraduate and graduate majors, Virginia Tech has eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. Inside and outside of the classroom, in living-learning communities, and in collaboration across academic disciplines, Virginia Tech students engage in experiential learning. In Virginia Tech’s transdisciplinary communities called Destination Areas, scholars seek to address complex global challenges that cross traditional academic boundaries. Taking students to the next level by helping them solve real-world problems, Tech professors have a reputation for imagining the next great thing – from blind-driver cars to energy-conscious homes – and then making it happen. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research each year (the FY18 total was $531 million). The university boasts world-class research institutes and facilities — such as the Smart Road transportation research testbed, and the Cube, a four-story theater and laboratory in the Moss Arts Center. The LINK LICENSE LAUNCH team, a one-stop shop for industry partners from discovery to market, is dedicated to streamlining all aspects of corporate partnerships, from research collaborations to corporate giving to technology commercialization and startups. Guided by its Principles of Community, the university is dedicated to increasing access, inclusion, and diversity in order to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. The desire to serve is deeply ingrained in Virginia Tech’s learning, discovery, and engagement. More than a motto, Ut Prosim is a value system that guides students’ decisions and helps mold them into responsible citizens of the world.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Hospitality & Tourism Management
12
Aerospace Engineering
23
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
24
Telecommunication Engineering
41
Civil Engineering
51-75
Water Resources
51-75
Agricultural Sciences
51-75
Veterinary Sciences
51-75
Key Statistics
33929
Total Enrollment
4866(14.3%)
International Students
27409
Undergraduate Enrollment
2518(9.2%)
International Students
6520
Graduate Enrollment
2348(36.0%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting and Information Systems
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness
Agricultural and Applied Economics
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Technology
Agriculture Undecided
Animal and Poultry Sciences
Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Applied Economic Management
Architecture
Art History; Studio Art; and Visual Communication & Graphic Design
Biochemistry (Agriculture & Life Sciences)
Biochemistry (Science)
Biological Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
Biology
Building Construction
Business
Business Information Systems
Business Information Technology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering and Management
Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
Dairy Science
Decision Support Systems
Economics (Business)
Economics (Science)
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science and Mechanics
English
Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Finance
Fisheries Science
Food Science and Technology
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Forestry
French
General Engineering
Geography
Geology
Geosciences
German
Graphic Design
History
Horticulture
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Humanities, Science, and Environment
Human Development
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Industrial Design
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion & Culture
Interior Design
International Studies
Landscape Architecture
Life Sciences Undecided
Management
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Mining Engineering
Music
Natural Resources (Undecided)
Natural Resources Conservation
Ocean Engineering
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Health Professions
Pre-Law
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public and Urban Affairs
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Systems Assurance
Teacher Education
Theatre and Cinema
University Studies
Wildlife Science
Wood Science and Forest Products
Graduate Programs
Accounting and Information Systems
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Applied Economics
Agricultural and Extension Education
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Alliance For Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
Animal and Poultry Sciences
Architecture
Architecture and Design Research
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Technology Development and Management
Building Construction
Business Administration
Business Information Technology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science & Applications
Creative Technologies
Creative Writing
Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
Dairy Science
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Education
Engineering Mechanics
English
Entomology
Environmental Design and Planning
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Finance
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Food Science and Technology
Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Forestry
Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
Geography
Geosciences
Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
Government and International Affairs
History
Horticulture
Hospitality &, Tourism Management
Human Development
Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Information Technology
Landscape Architecture
Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Management
Marketing
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology Graduate Training Program
Mining Engineering
Molecular Plant Sciences
Natural Resources
Ocean Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planning, Governance, and Globalization
Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration and Public Affairs
Public Health
Rhetoric and Writing
Science and Technology Studies
Sociology
Statistics
Theatre Arts
Urban and Regional Planning
Wood Science and Forest Products