Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University or Virginia Tech (VT) is a public land-grant university with over 125 campus buildings across the globe. Since the year 1872, it is considered one of the top-notch institutions in the world with the largest number of academic programs and full-time students.


The university has 65 undergraduate programs, 145 post graduate and doctoral programs, 1 professional course from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine to offer to the students. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is the latest initiative taken by the university. Moreover, the institute offers online as well as distance learning programs named Virginia Tech Online (VTOnline) which includes 35 graduate degree and certificate programs. The undergraduate colleges, schools, and academic programs offered by each of them are listed below:

Colleges / Schools

Academic Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • AHNR Information Technology
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Animal & Poultry Sciences
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Biochemistry
  • Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Dairy Science
  • Horticulture
  • Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • School of Architecture and Design
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Government and International Affairs
  • Center for Public Administration and Policy
  • Urban Affairs and Planning
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Art History
  • Creative Technologies
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Studio Art
  • Myers-Lawson School of Construction
  • Building Construction
  • Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Learning Sciences and Technologies
  • Air Force ROTC (Military Aerospace Studies)
  • Communication
  • Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
  • International Studies
  • English
  • Army ROTC (Military Science)
  • History
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures — Classical Studies
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures — French and Francophone Studies
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures — Russian Section
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures — German Section
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures — Spanish Section
  • Human Development
  • Navy ROTC (Naval Science)
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Science & Technology in Society
  • Religion and Culture
  • Political Science
    • Appalachian Studies
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Judaic Studies
    • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
    • Africana Studies
    • American Indian Studies
    • Women’s & Gender Studies
  • Theatre and Cinema
Pamplin College of Business
  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Business Information Technology
  • Finance, Insurance, and Business Law
  • Graduate Programs
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
College of Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering & Sciences, (VT-WFU School of)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Myers-Lawson School of Construction
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining and Minerals Engineering
College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Geography
  • Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
College of Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Geosciences
  • Physics
  • Statistics
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
  • Equine Medical Center
  • Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Maryland Campus
  • Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital

Apart from these schools and colleges, Virginia Tech has following 7 major research centers:

  • Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE)
  • Fralin Life Science Institute
  • Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology
  • Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS)
  • Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCRI)


  • Ranked 69th among National Universities (the U.S. News & World Report)
  • Ranked 30th among National Public Universities (the U.S. News & World Report)
  • Positioned 7th among engineering schools at public universities