The programs at Virginia Tech are top-notch. Period. The most popular majors at Virginia Tech are engineering, biosciences, business, nutrition, physics, math, animal & poultry sciences, chemistry, and biochemisty. The school is a research powerhouse, with seven research institutes and two university research centers – including the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute – that offer research opportunities to undergraduate students.
Some of the outstanding programs at Virginia Tech are:
– The Virginia Tech College of Engineering undergraduate program ranked 16th in the nation (tied with Pennsylvania State, Rice, and Texas A&M) among all accredited engineering schools that offer doctorates. The program ranked sixth among engineering schools at public universities.
– The Pamplin College of Business ranked 40th among the nation’s undergraduate business programs and 24th among public institutions.
– The university’s undergraduate landscape architecture program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ School of Architecture + Design was ranked second in the nation in the 2013 America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools study conducted by the journal DesignIntelligence. The school’s program in industrial design ranked third, the interior design program was sixth, and the architecture program was seventh.
– Tech’s apparel program was ranked 15th in the world by Fashion-Schools.org, based on the quality of programs offered, job and internship placements, industry reputation, teaching facilities, and tuition costs.