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#233 Overall Influence #230 Desirability Rank

Virginia Tech

University with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia

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, a research center in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and a study-abroad site in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is a senior military college.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

30,771

Acceptance

66%

Graduation Rate

86%

Median SAT Score

1285

Median ACT Score

28

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$11,420

Fees (in-state)

$2,329

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$67,100

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

36K

Under-Grads

30K

Graduates

6K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

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

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100K

Violent Crime

1 per 100K

What is Virginia Tech known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#69 World Rank
Engineering
#146 World Rank
Business
#253 World Rank
Biology
#224 World Rank
Mathematics
#146 World Rank
Political Science
#176 World Rank
Computer Science
#278 World Rank
Medical
#240 World Rank
Education
#347 World Rank
Literature
#184 World Rank
History
#252 World Rank
Chemistry
#178 World Rank
Economics
#324 World Rank
Philosophy
#311 World Rank
Physics
#281 World Rank
Psychology
#263 World Rank
Communications
#182 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#251 World Rank
Sociology
#146 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#1084 World Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#251 World Rank
Social Work
#330 World Rank
Anthropology
#412 World Rank
Law
#1245 World Rank
Nursing

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 Engineering, Business, and Political Science

James Russell III

American scientist

James Cook

American investor and banker

Andy Beckstoffer

Vineyard owner

Wang Xiji

Wang Xiji

Chinese aerospace engineer

David L. Banks

American statistician

Erik Gatenholm

Swedish-American entrepreneur

Todd Grantham

Todd Grantham

American football coach

James Douglas McComas

American academic administrator

Clifton C. Garvin

Chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil

June Atkinson

American politician

Richard L. Hoffman

Richard L. Hoffman

U.S. zoologist

Nidal Hasan

Nidal Hasan

Jordanian-American army officer; convict