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Impact Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings were created to measure universities against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The assessment uses calibrated indicators to make comparison across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. Universities can be ranked in individual SDGs and receive an overall Impact Ranking. To be ranked overall the university must participate in at least 3 SDGs plus SDG 17.

Global & National Rankings

Virginia Tech is consistently recognized for its value and the quality of its programs. These rankings represent a few of the broader measures of excellence that the university garners.

Virginia Tech rankings table
Virginia Tech Rankings Briefing (PDF)

Top Ranked Subject Areas

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

#101-150 Ag & Forestry (QS)
#101-150 Earth & Marine Sciences (QS)
#111 Plant and Animal Science (USNWR)

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

#51-100 Architecture (QS)
#39 Public Affairs (USNWR)

Pamplin College of Business

#24 Hospitality Leisure Management (QS)
#1 MIT Veteran (USNWR)
Business-Part-time MBA Program (USNWR)

College of Engineering

#101-150 Civil and Structural Engineering (QS)
Electrical Engineering (QS)
Engineering (QS)
Mechanical Engineering (QS)
Mineral and Mining Engineering (QS)
Computer Science (THE)
Engineering (THE)
Civil Engineering (USNWR)
Computer Science (USNWR)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (USNWR)
Engineering (USNWR)
MIT Veteran (USNWR)

College of Science

#101-150 Geology (QS)
Geophysics (QS)
Statistics and Operational Research (QS)
Geosciences (USNWR)

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

#51-60 Veterinary Science (QS)
#89 Public Health (USNWR)

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