Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Reviews

Based on 20 Reviews
210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr. Blacksburg, VA
College Review
Career PreparationA
Students and CultureA
FacilitiesA+
Activities and GroupsA
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Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
171
30
12
Architecture
89
55
4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
3
8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
14
11
Chemical Engineering
107
4
4
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
13
Civil Engineering, General
158
96
30
Computer Engineering, General
77
38
17
Construction Engineering
39
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
128
69
27
Engineering Mechanics
42
12
14
Engineering, Other
1
6
6
Environmental Design/architecture
4
Environmental Science
33
Environmental Studies
27
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
14
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
11
Industrial and Product Design
24
Industrial Engineering
211
38
8
Landscape Architecture
23
13
Materials Engineering
38
8
7
Mechanical Engineering
384
60
24
Mining and Mineral Engineering
56
8
5
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
3
0
Nuclear Engineering
1
5
2
Packaging Science
12
Polymer/plastics Engineering
1
8
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
215
38
Applied Economics
41
Business Administration and Management, General
134
124
Business/commerce, General
11
Business/managerial Economics
42
Development Economics and International Development
5
Economics, General
95
8
8
Finance, General
283
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
3
Management Science
206
Marketing/marketing Management, General
189
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
9
Public Finance
1
Real Estate
12
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
81
0
3
Community Organization and Advocacy
2
Ethnic Studies
2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
6
Historic Preservation and Conservation
3
History, General
102
8
Human Development and Family Studies, General
191
11
8
International Relations and Affairs
113
2
International/global Studies
5
Philosophy
33
8
Political Science and Government, General
150
7
2
Political Science and Government, Other
2
Psychology, General
248
9
9
Public Administration
32
28
9
Public Policy Analysis, General
16
Public Policy Analysis, Other
1
Religion/religious Studies
1
Religion/religious Studies, Other
6
Science, Technology and Society
6
15
6
Social Sciences, Other
5
Sociology
60
5
2
Urban Studies/affairs
22
2
9
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
137
Bioinformatics
6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
14
11
Biology/biological Sciences, General
359
6
14
Chemistry, General
54
8
19
Entomology
0
1
Geography
63
9
1
Geology/earth Science, General
28
6
6
Mathematics, General
106
10
5
Meteorology
28
Microbiology, General
13
Physical Sciences, Other
7
Physics, General
41
7
12
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
4
Statistics, General
23
18
13
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administration of Special Education
0
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
3
Art/art Studies, General
55
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
22
4
Creative Writing
6
Curriculum and Instruction
148
4
16
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
31
22
35
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
3
English Language and Literature, General
92
10
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
78
8
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
15
0
Learning Sciences
4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
0
Public/applied History
3
Rhetoric and Composition
4
Secondary Education and Teaching
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
197
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
8
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
14
0
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations
19
Agricultural Economics
0
7
Agricultural Engineering
52
4
4
Agricultural Production Operations, General
49
Agriculture, General
22
17
Agronomy and Crop Science
16
9
3
Animal Sciences, General
109
15
5
Dairy Science
20
2
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
6
8
Food Science
32
Forest Resources Production and Management
15
13
Forestry, General
54
Forestry, Other
11
1
Horticultural Science
22
2
2
Natural Resources Management and Policy
54
34
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
0
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
2
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
38
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development
3
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
249
2
7
Gerontology
2
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other
45
Public Health, General
40
Veterinary Medicine
105
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
9
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
80
Computer and Information Sciences, General
178
36
25
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
1
Human Computer Interaction
4
Information Science/studies
0
Systems Engineering
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
29
5
Interior Design
33
Music, General
22
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/management, General
77
6
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Engineering
39
Construction Management
25
9
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies, Other
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
Agriculture, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Curriculum and Instruction
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
Nuclear Engineering
Political Science and Government, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center Psychology Internship)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language
English Language
English Language
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
(ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1978
Humanities
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Sociology, Class of 1982
I no longer know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Education, Class of 1972
great undergrad teaching program. Student teaching. Alumni association
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 1990
Career fairs, job counseling services, internships
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Class of 1993
The usual. During my time (20yrs ago) there was nothing online, so just handbooks, volunteers to help coach/practice interviewing skills, and lists of alumni-friendly companies, as well as open-house mass interview events.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1978
Very friendly
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Sociology, Class of 1982
Multi cultural
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Education, Class of 1972
overwhelmingly caucasian
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 1990
Family atmosphere We are one - Hokie Nation
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Class of 1993
Engineering culture with some liberal arts as well.
Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1978
Up-to-date, plenty to choose from, convenient locations
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Sociology, Class of 1982
Vet school, computer labs dorms, dining halls etc.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Education, Class of 1972
great facilities all around
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 1990
excellent
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Class of 1993
20yrs ago they were above average. I imagine that the computer labs are now much more prolific. Dining halls were adequate, but not as healthy as desired.
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1978
Sports, fitness, intramurals, specialty clubs consultation, counseling
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Sociology, Class of 1982
Vet School and ROTC
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Education, Class of 1972
intermural programs
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 1990
unsure - been gone for 25 years
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Class of 1993
There were a huge amount of extracurricular activities. I believe ~300 student clubs existed 20yrs ago.
Rated January 2016