Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Blacksburg, VA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production Operations
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences
Dairy Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Food Science
Forest Resources Production and Management
General Natural Resources Management and Policy
Horticultural Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art/Art Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
General Music
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Product and Industrial Design


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
Hospitality Management and Administration
Information Science/Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Other Communication and Media Studies


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Other Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Human Development and Family Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (MS, PhD)
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Public Health (MPH, DPH)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Science, Technology and Society

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Applied Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Urban Studies/Affairs

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

Veterinary Medicine

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Veterinary Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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Virginia Tech Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

50% of students gave Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

The academics is at a perfect balance. I've always struggled with getting everything done when it's due, and for the most part I still do. However, I find time to get everything done still allowing time left over to spend time with friends and go to my job.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

Lots of very educated professors who know what they're teaching, and lots of experienced programs of study.

Virginia Tech Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 92%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other: architecture

Class Sizes at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 25%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 12%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 55%
  • 100+ Students: 9%
Fewer than 20 Students 25%
50 - 100 Students 12%
20 - 49 Students 55%
100+ Students 9%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 76
  • Unknown and Other: 9
  • Asian: 8
  • African American: 4
  • Latino: 3
Caucasian 76
Unknown and Other 9
Asian 8
African American 4
Latino 3

Faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Total Faculty 3,107
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 7,010
Male Faculty 1,929
Part-Time Professors 585
Women Faculty 1,178

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