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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Overview

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University / College of Engineering is located in Blacksburg, VA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Engineering/Master of Science (M Eng/MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological systems engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Computer science and applications
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aerospace engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Civil engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 501
Doctoral Degrees 206

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE/GMAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,004
Applied
1,128
Accepted
540
Enrolled
23%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline January 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE/GMAT
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE/GMAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

2,277
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.99%
Black or African American 2.64%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 4.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.02%
Unknown 0.97%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

423
Total faculty
Full-time - 419
Part-time - 4
Male (341)
Female (82)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
88,597,975

Location & Contact

Address 3046 Torgersen Hall (0217)
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24061
United States
Contact Dr. Julia Ross
Dean
Email: rjulie@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-9752
Fax: 540-231-3031

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