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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



Meet Our Students

Residency of Undergraduate Students

Virginia Tech undergraduate students 17,626
Nonresident undergraduate students (includes international students 6,233
Undergraduate students living in residence halls 9,087


Factbook VT Student Profile
 


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Meet Our Faculty

At Virginia Tech, our professors might be on the verge of developing a smarter cell phone, or winning a national prize for poetry, or creating a process to bring products to the marketplace faster.

University Distinguished Faculty

Faculty Scholar of the Week
 


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Announcements

Renamed the Global Education Office
Our office, formerly Education Abroad, has been renamed the Global Education Office. The new name becomes official in fall 2014. We appreciate your patience as we transition and update our communications and materials.

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