Virginia Tech®home

Rankings

Impact Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings were created to measure universities against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The assessment uses calibrated indicators to make comparison across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. Universities can be ranked in individual SDGs and receive an overall Impact Ranking. To be ranked overall the university must participate in at least 3 SDGs plus SDG 17.

Global & National Rankings

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 Briefing (PDF)

Top Ranked Subject Areas

(USNWR-Grad) = US News and World Report Best Graduate Programs
(USNWR-BG) = US News and World Report Best Global Subjects
(USNWR-UG) = US News and World Report Best Undergraduate Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

#101-150 Ag & Forestry (QS)
#101-150 Earth & Marine Sciences (QS)
#111 Plant and Animal Science (USNWR-BG)

Pamplin College of Business

#24 Hospitality Leisure Management (QS)
#3 MIT (USNWR)
#1 MIT Veteran (USNWR)
#23
 Business-Part-time MBA Program (USNWR-Grad)
#39
Business (USNWR-UG)
#60
Accounting (USNWR- UG)
#23
Management Information Systems (USNWR-UG)

College of Engineering

#29 Computer Science (USNWR-UG)
#16
Engineering (USNWR-UG)
#12
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering (USNWR-UG)
#11
Civil Engineering (USNWR-UG)
#25
Computer Engineering (USNWR- UG)
#15
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (USNWR- UG)
#4
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (USNWR- UG)
#17
Mechanical Engineering (USNWR-UG)
#29
Computer Science (USNWR-UG)
#20
Online Master’s Engineering Program (USNWR)
#2
Online Master’s Industrial Engineering (USNWR)
#14
Online Master’s Mechanical Engineering (USNWR)
#101-150
 Civil and Structural Engineering (QS)
#93
 Electrical Engineering (QS)
#113
 Engineering (QS)
#81
 Mechanical Engineering (QS)
#25
 Mineral and Mining Engineering (QS)
#83 
Computer Science (THE)
#79
 Engineering (THE)
#84 
Civil Engineering (USNWR-BG)
#109 
Computer Science (USNWR-BG)
#55 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (USNWR-BG)
#30 
Engineering (USNWR-BG)
#3 
MIT (USNWR)
#1 
MIT Veteran (USNWR)
#30
Best Graduate Engineering School (USNWR-Grad)
#14
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#13
Biological and Agriculture Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#34
Biomedical Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#43
Chemical Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#7
Civil Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#20
Computer Science (USNWR-Grad)
#19
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#7
Environmental Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#7
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#19
Materials Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#17
Nuclear Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#19
Petroleum Engineering (USNWR-Grad)

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

#113 Education (USNWR-BG)
#82 English (USNWR-Grad)
#64 Sociology (USNWR-Grad)
#39 Public Affairs (USNWR-Grad)

College of Science

#101-150 Geology (QS)
#101-150 
Geophysics (QS)
#51-100
 Statistics and Operational Research (QS)
#151 
Geosciences (USNWR-BG)
#34 Biomedical Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#7 Environmental Engineering (USNWR-Grad)
#119 Biological Sciences (USNWR-Grad)
#17 Chemistry (USNWR-Grad)
#56 Clinical Psychology (USNWR-Grad)
#24 Earth Science (USNWR-Grad)
#7 Paleontology (USNWR-Grad)
#59 Mathematics (USNWR-Grad)
#58 Physics (USNWR-Grad)
#68 Psychology (USNWR-Grad)
#37 Statistics (USNWR-Grad)
#65 Economics (USNWR-Grad)

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

#51-60 Veterinary Science (QS)
#89 Public Health (USNWR-Grad)
#17 Veterinary Medicine (USNWR-Grad)

Loading player for https://youtu.be/Zha3RD8mAn0...

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings logo

All Virginia Tech faculty and students have free access to Times Higher Education. With our institutional subscription, you can read online articles and digital editions and also download the app to your device to get the magazine wherever you are.

Follow the instructions to set up your account. Remember to use your university email address when you register to enjoy all the benefits of the subscription.

Read online

  • To set up your Times Higher Education account, go to the THE homepage.
  • Click the user account icon (i.e. the red person icon towards the top right).
  • Follow the instructions on screen. Remember to use your university email address when you register.
  • Click Join us.
  • You will receive a confirmation email.

Access digital editions

  • To access digital editions of Times Higher Education, go to the THE homepage.
  • Under the “Professional” tab, click “Digital Editions.”
  • Select the issue you want to view.

Download the app

  • The Times Higher Education app is available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Visit your app store provider to download it to your phone.
  • Select the edition you would like to view.
  • Log in by clicking on the icon in the top right corner.
  • Select Account, then click “Existing THE account”.
  • Enter your username and password.