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Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing students to be leaders and problem-solvers. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $521 million. 

Master's Programmes

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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.


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 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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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251 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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257 -7
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.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
327 11
338 29
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


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.

Library services

In order to provide students and patrons access to emerging technologies and collaborative spaces for creative work, the University Libraries have created a series of studios all focused on facilitating innovation. The library studios provide free access to advanced hardware and software, and encourage an atmosphere of play and discovery. 

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.

Sports facilities

Sport club teams represent Virginia Tech and play against other colleges and universities, but are not part of the university's NCAA athletics program. Sport clubs are supported by Recreational Sports, but each team is run by a set of officers.

Most sport club teams hold tryouts (some prior to the start of school) so it is important to get in touch with a club officer to find out details. However, some sport clubs require no prior skill at the sport – they'll teach you what you need to know! You can find something new to try.

Student clubs

Student Engagement and Campus Life, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech, complements the academic program by providing a variety of activities, educational opportunities, programs, facilities, and services that enhance student development and enrich the quality of campus life at Virginia Tech.


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.

Student Reviews

VT CS program
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Rigorous program, great resources

Go Hokies!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent research faculty. Extremely knowledgeable professors who do current work in their fields. Great school spirit. Fun, supportive school community.

Microbiology experience at VT
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

There's experience for science majors around every corner, for example I've worked with Dr, Jones in her microfluidics lab for nearly 3 years now; stimulating my interest and adaptability in science. Countless other lab courses were taken and are relevant to my field of study, increasing my skill set and knowledge of microbiology. Proper lectures and labs with great...

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