Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

World University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings 2023
US College Rankings 2022
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061, United States

About Virginia Tech

Through research, teaching, and service, Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem solvers.

A comprehensive institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. Virginia Tech offers the widest range of degree choices in Virginia to more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on all its campuses.

With a main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech has an education and research presence across Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, including numerous Virginia Cooperative Extension offices and research centers.

Key among them:

  • Adjacent to multiple university sites in the Washington, D.C., area, the university is developing a 1 million-square-foot Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia, that will become a global center of talent production and technology excellence.
  • In Roanoke, Virginia, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center are cornerstones of the emerging Health Sciences and Technology campus.
  • The university’s international presence is anchored by the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.

Virginia Tech is a leading global research institution that conducts more than $550 million in research annually.

The university boasts world-class research institutes:

Through a network of international research and public service partnerships, Virginia Tech’s scholars address complex global challenges that cross traditional academic boundaries. Taking students to the next level by helping them solve real-world problems, Virginia Tech professors have a reputation for imagining the next great thing — from self-driving cars to energy-conscious homes — and then making it happen.

Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), is deeply ingrained in the university’s approaches to learning, discovery, and engagement. Ut Prosim is a value system that guides students’ decisions and helps mold them into responsible citizens of the world.

Explore rankings data for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Key statistics

  • 18.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 14%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 43 : 57
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 36,512
    Number of FTE Students
  • $9,342
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $60,667
    Salary after 10 years
  • $32,835
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings and (2) 2022 US Rankings


Subjects taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Psychology

    • Psychology