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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

Read up-to-the-minute travel and security information for U.S. citizens abroad. Go to alerts now. And don’t forget to register with the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program if you are headed abroad or already overseas. Register now.

Announcements

State Department issues travel alert for Europe
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe.

Student receives Fulbright to teach in Poland
Matthew “Jake” Mathey of Baltimore, Maryland, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach at a university in Poland.

Faculty & Staff Invited to Webinar Series
The Global Education Office will be hosting a webinar series presented by the Institute for Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning. Key Concepts for Intercultural Learning Through Study Abroad: Putting Theory into Action is a series of five conceptually-linked webinars focusing on how to tie theory to practice.

Zika Virus Information from Schiffert Health Center
The Schiffert Health Center offers information on the Zika virus.

State Health Commissioner issues letter on Zika virus
In advance of spring break, find additional information on the Zika virus here.

New Course - A Global History of Race
This course examines how people have created, resisted, acted upon, and reinterpreted ideas about “race.”

New Course - There and Back Again
If you are returning to campus this Fall, please consider bringing your international experience and expertise to ENGL 4854: “There and Back Again” (restricted to study abroad returnees).

 
Greetings From Abroad