Virginia Tech
#226 Overall Influence#230 Desirability Rank

Virginia Tech

University with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (better known as Virginia Tech) was founded in 1872. With a student enrollment of more than 36,000, Virginia Tech is the second-largest public university in the state, after George Mason University.

Virginia Tech consists of seven undergraduate colleges offering 120 degree programs, as well as a Graduate School offering 160 master’s and doctoral degree programs. In addition, professional degrees are available from the College of Engineering, the Carilion School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Virginia Tech’s online program (VT Online) offers 19 certificate programs and eight master’s degree programs for distance learners.

The school is a leading research institution in both the arts and the sciences. As the Commonwealth of Virginia’s most comprehensive university, Virginia Tech manages a research portfolio of more than $531 million.

Virginia Tech is associated with three Nobel laureates, namely:

Other distinguished Virginia Tech associated individuals include the following:

Virginia Tech is regionally certified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

From Wikipedia

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. It also has educational facilities in six regions statewide and a study-abroad site in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is a senior military college.

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210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg VA 24061-0131

On Campus Crime Rates

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6 per 100k

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0 per 100k

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9 per 100k

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1 per 100k

Influential People

Who are Virginia Tech's Most influential alumni?

Virginia Tech's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . Virginia Tech’s most academically influential people include Kenneth Massey, George L. Hanbury II, and Andy Beckstoffer.

Kenneth Massey
Kenneth Massey

American statistician

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George L. Hanbury II

American academic administrator

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Andy Beckstoffer

Vineyard owner

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Todd Grantham
Todd Grantham

American football coach

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Hart Blanton

American psychologist

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Richard L. Hoffman
Richard L. Hoffman

U.S. zoologist

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Antonio Freeman
Antonio Freeman

American football player

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Wang Xiji
Wang Xiji

Chinese aerospace engineer

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James Douglas McComas

American academic administrator

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Duff Holbrook

American biologist

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Phil Agcaoili

American computer security expert

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William Murrill
William Murrill

American botanist and mycologist

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