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Study at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also referred to as Virginia Tech, is a public, land-grant, polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. It is recognized for its programs in engineering, architecture, science, business, and agriculture. The university was founded in 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical college. It is one of a few public universities in the United States which maintains a corps of cadets. It is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • College of Natural Resources
  • College of Science
  • Pamplin College of Business
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech's sports teams are nicknamed the Hokies. They participate in the NCAA's Division I in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Profile of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityThe campus of Virginia Tech is in Blacksburg, VA, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Virginia Tech include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, mathematics, engineering, computer science and engineering, family and social work, and conservation and resource management.

Virginia Tech Selectivity

Admission at Virginia Tech is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 570 and 670.

Virginia Tech has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Virginia Tech had 29, 898 students enrolled (28, 022 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Virginia Tech offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia Tech Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering1, 323mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, engineering mechanics, mining and mineral engineering, . . .
Business and Management1, 141business management, marketing, finance, accounting, management science, managerial economics, business
Liberal Arts823history, political science, English, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, international relations, geography, economics, . . .
Science532biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics, biological and biomedical sciences, science and society, plant pathology, . . .
Family and Social Work518business and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration, public policy analysis, housing
Computer Science and Engineering430computer and info science, computer support, computer engineering, information science
Education and Teaching399curriculum and instruction, educational admin and supervision, physical education teaching, trade and industrial teaching, school Counselling, secondary teaching, special ed administration, educational statistics
Therapy and Counselling273psychology
Architecture and Planning221architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, environmental design
Media187communication studies, media studies
Conservation and Resource Management143forestry, environmental science, forest production, environmental studies, fisheries sciences, natural resources management
Mathematics138mathematics, statistics
Medicine109veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Animal Science and Care104animal science, dairy science
Agricultural Science and Management91agricultural production, agricultural economics, food science, agriculture
Design59interior design, industrial design
Hospitality56hospitality management
Landscaping and Horticulture55horticultural science, agronomy
Art Studies52art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management43construction management
Religion and Philosophy27philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles
Contact: Virginia TechVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA 24061-0131

General Phone: (540) 231-6000

http://www.VT. EDU

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