Silver League
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

USA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, United States

212 World
rank
78 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1872
Short name:
Virginia Tech
Type:
Public
Students:
30850
Faculty:
1660
Faculty/Students Ratio:
19
:
1
Web-site:
www.vt.edu
Region:
North America
Location:
Blacksburg, VA
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 212 64.873
Teaching 275 57.392
Research 180 69.843
International Diversity 407 44.954
Financial Sustainability 85 81.642
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 119 82.75
Research Perfomance Rankings 295 57.284
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TEACHING
World Rank: 275
Country rank: 93
Score: 57.392
League: Silver League
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Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 180
Country rank: 67
Score: 69.843
League: Golden League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 407
Country rank: 92
Score: 44.954
League: Copper League
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Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 85
Country rank: 37
Score: 81.642
League: Diamond League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Virginia Tech, ranked among the U.S. News Top 25 Public Universities, offers about 200 degree programs. It ranked among America?s Top 40 Research Universities according to the National Science Foundation. The 2,600 acre main campus lies within the sylvan setting of Virginia?s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, about 38 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia. Other facilities include a nearby 1,700 acre research farm, graduate and research centers across Virginia, and a study-abroad site in southern Switzerland. As a research university, Virginia Tech recognizes its responsibility to nurture human nature?s proclivity to seek for answers and solutions. With an educational philosophy dubbed ?Hands On/Minds On,? students at all levels are challenged to pursue the discovery of new knowledge. We believe there is a linkage between the excitement of the classroom and the excitement of ?Eureka.? We recognize the joy of knowledge for knowledge sake, but emphasize the intentional integration of theory and self-learning. Thus, each student learns by doing in the classroom, on the job, or through service. Our motto, That I May Serve, underscores our institutional commitment to serve society.? The university values innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the enterprise. The faculty community is encouraged to declare intellectual property and the university aggressively seeks licensees to push campus discoveries into the marketplace. Virginia Tech ? Invent the Future

Mission Statement

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.