Engineering School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#43 in Chemical Engineering
#7 in Civil Engineering
#19 in Computer Engineering
#25 in Materials Engineering
#17 in Mechanical Engineering
Engineering School Overview
The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has an application deadline of August 1. The application fee is $65 for U.S. residents and $65 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $10,677 per year (in-state); full-time: $20,926 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $593 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,163 per credit (out-of-state). The 2012 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.7:1. The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has 331 full-time faculty on staff.
Graduate students at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering can partner with faculty to explore research areas ranging from biomechanics to acoustics at one of the 20 research centers, institutes, and laboratories housed within the College of Engineering. Among these research centers are the Institute for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health and the National Institute of Aerospace, a consortium of research universities partnering with NASA’s Langley Research Center.
The diverse range of research opportunities complements the degree offerings at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. Graduate students can earn a master of science, master of engineering, or Ph.D. in nearly 20 disciplines at the main campus in Blacksburg or at four extended campuses throughout the state in Abingdon, Richmond, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach. Departments within the College of Engineering include standard offerings such as biomedical, chemical, and aerospace engineering, as well as more unusual programs such as ocean engineering and mining engineering.
The College of Engineering also offers four graduate programs in the Washington, D.C., area: computer science, electrical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and industrial systems engineering. Course for these degree tracks are offered in Alexandria and Falls Church, Va., as well as online.
In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at the Virginia Tech can participate in service-oriented student groups such as Engineers Without Borders or Engineers for a Sustainable World. Students can also network with the engineering community through one of several professional societies with chapters on campus.
Notable alumni from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering include Charlie Yates, the university’s first African-American graduate, and Clifton Garvin Jr., former chairman and CEO of Exxon.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||August 1|
|Application fee (U.S. residents)||$65|
|Application deadline (international students)||May 5|
|Application fee (international students)||$65|
|Ph.D. student/faculty ratio||3.7:1|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
Full-time: $10,677 per year (in-state)
|Required fees||$2,340 per year|
* Engineering School Overview details based on 2012 data