Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Master's Programmes

About

History

Here's how that competition came to be. Virginia Tech was founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution and was named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. In 1896, the Virginia General Assembly officially changed the college's name to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, a name so long that people shortened it in popular usage to VPI.

Education

Virginia Tech exhibits its character and pride every day via its buildings, most of which are made of Hokie Stone. Hokie stone is actually a native limestone common in Southwest Virginia and parts of Tennessee and Alabama. No two stones are the same color, varying from grays, browns, and blacks to pinks, oranges, and maroons. Since the mid-1950s, the university has operated its own quarry, and the popular limestone appears on many of the university’s buildings.

Career

Career Services at Virginia Tech will be recognized by the university community as the premier resource for actively engaging students in exploring and pursuing their career aspirations leading to meaningful and purposeful contributions to our global society.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
250
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
301
2016
301 -100
2015
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
301 -50
2017
251
2016
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
367 -6
2017
361 -23
2016
338
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

While living in the on-campus residence halls, students will have certain services and amenities available. There are your basic services like laundry rooms and housekeeping services (for common areas; you'll have to keep your own space clean), but there are also fitness rooms in certain residence halls, premium sports channels in some lounges, and work order forms to fix broken items.

Housing services

Applying for a living learning community (LLC) will enhance your on-campus experience in more ways than you can imagine. Check out the video below to hear from students currently in LLCs about what the experience has meant to them.

Student Life

Campus life

Applying for a living learning community (LLC) will enhance your on-campus experience in more ways than you can imagine. Check out the video below to hear from students currently in LLCs about what the experience has meant to them.

Accreditation

Virginia Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctorate, masters, baccalaureate and associate degrees.

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States