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COLLEGE PROFILE

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Dairy Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Poultry Science
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Real Estate
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
 
Most Popular DisciplinesEngineering, Business/marketing, Family and consumer sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Semester at sea, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesNot reported

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageRequired
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty1,731
Part-Time Faculty235
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
90%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 61% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings 
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on CampusNot Reported
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of Information Technology, Master of Urban and Rural Planning, Master of Science, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Life Sciences, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Forestry, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Accounting and Information Systems, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Public and International Affairs, Master of Science in Education
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Humanities
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • National Security
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Science
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Humanities
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing
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Average 3.63 4.01 674 650 29
Low 2.20 2.30 520 500 20
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 36
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