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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 (PDF)

Top Ranked Subject Areas

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

#68 Ag & Forestry (QS)
Agricultural Sciences (USNWR)
#94 Plant and Animal Science (USNWR)

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

#101-150 Architecture (QS)

Pamplin College of Business

#22 Hospitality Leisure Management (QS)

College of Engineering

#101-150 Civil and Structural Engineering (QS)
Electrical Engineering (QS)
Engineering (QS)
Engineering and Technology (QS)
Environmental Studies (QS)
Material Science (QS)
Mechanical Engineering (QS)
Mineral and Mining Engineering (QS)
Computer Science (THE)
Engineering formerly Engineering and Technology (THE)
Civil Engineering (USNWR)
Computer Science (USNWR)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (USNWR)
Engineering (USNWR)
#93 Mechanical Engineering (USNWR)

College of Natural Resources and Environment

#51-100 Ag & Forestry (QS)
Environmental Studies (QS)

College of Science

#101-150 Material Science (QS)
Statistics and Operational Research (QS)
Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology (USNWR)
#142 Geosciences (USNWR)
#144 Microbiology (USNWR)

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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