71st among national public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's ''America's Best Colleges 2012.''
Top 75 nationally among public universities, according to The Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges" for 2011.
Top 100 nationally among public colleges and universities that offer a first-class educational experience at a bargain price, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
13th in the nation for preparing graduates to succeed on the job, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of 479 employers.
Blacksburg is the Reader's Choice for Best College Town among Southern Living's online readers.
If you want to study it, we likely offer it. The university offers 65 bachelor’s degree programs through its seven undergraduate academic colleges:
Plus, we’re always leading the way by adding new majors. In 2011 Virginia Tech became the first university in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer a bachelor of science in meteorology.
No definite major? University Studies will introduce you to a variety of disciplines and help you invent your pathway to success.
Virginia Tech’s distinguished faculty members provide outstanding hands-on, minds-on training. They respond to the world in amazing ways, transforming lives and communities.
Deeply engaged in eminent scholarship and committed to confronting problems that require complex solutions, Tech faculty have a reputation for imagining the next great thing – from blind-driver cars to energy-conscious homes – and then making it happen.
Virginia Tech’s scholars and researchers collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving. More than 100 research centers, institutes, schools, and groups address world issues, enhance human understanding, and even create works of art.
With $450 million in annual research, Tech ranks 44th in the nation, according to the National Science Foundation. Thought research was only for graduate students? Almost half of the university’s undergraduate students are involved in these projects.
Since its founding in 1872 as a public land-grant school, Virginia Tech has enacted a hands-on, engaging approach to education that prepares scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. Opportunities for leadership, entrepreneurship, and internships abound.
Virginia Tech is even home to the nation's premier senior military college, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, graduating leaders of character who are imbued with the concept of service.
University Honors provides exceptional students opportunities to interact in living-learning communities. They gain enhanced access to the top faculty and the chance to create their own world-class education.
Nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains in the New River Valley, Blacksburg is considered small by most any standard – but don’t let its size or location fool you. Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. Southern Living recently listed Blacksburg among its best college towns in the South.