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Why 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 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 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.

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At a glance ...

  • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Eight colleges and graduate school
  • 65 bachelor's degree programs
  • 150 master's and doctoral degree programs
  • 30,000+ full-time students
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Main campus includes more than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport
  • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access
  • Ranked 47th in university research in the United States
  • Has adjacent corporate research center

University Facts and Figures

Student Life

Undergraduate Education

More Than 70 Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Majors A-Z

Curriculum for Liberal Education Guides

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Timetable of Classes

Colleges and Departments

See a list of all academic departments by college

Colleges

Virginia Tech offers 76 masters and 62 doctoral degrees through nine academic colleges.

Graduate School

Graduate Catalog

 

 

Travel Alerts

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Announcements

University Travel Policy Regarding Countries with CDC Travel Warnings
President Timothy Sands has issued Presidential Policy Memorandum No. 288, effective immediately, that prohibits employees and students on university business from travelling to countries where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Warning Level 3 Travel Warnings.

U.S. State Department issues Worldwide Caution Notice
The United States issued a global travel warning after recent terror attacks in France, Australia and Canada. U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.

Renamed the Global Education Office
Our office, formerly Education Abroad, has been renamed the Global Education Office. We appreciate your patience as we transition and update our communications and materials including this website.

Position Opening: Assistant Director for Global Safety and Risk Management
The Global Education Office is currently searching for an Assistant Director for Global Safety and Risk Management.