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Virginia Tech's Engineering Graduate Program Rated Among Nation's Best for 2015
March 19, 2014

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering ranks 21st among the nation’s best engineering schools for graduate studies, according to U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 survey released recently. The ranking is a move up three places from 24th where the college stood for three consecutive years.

At the Kroehling Advanced Materials Foundry, overseen by the Virginia Tech Foundry Institute for Research and Education (VT-FIRE) program, graduate students have the opportunity to work in a unique lab melting aluminum, copper and bronze, iron and steel. The lab is part of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Photo courtesy of Virginia Tech.

Ranked among public universities, the College of Engineering’s graduate program – which has more than 2,000 students — ranks 10th in the nation. It is the highest-ranked engineering school in Virginia.

In the 2015 rankings, U.S. News gives high marks to several College of Engineering’s programs and departments, including the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at eighth for industrial/ manufacturing programs, the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s civil engineering program ranking 10th and the environmental portion raking eighth, and the biological systems engineering department, also part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, ranking eighth among biological/agricultural programs.

The Department of Computer Science ranks 40th in the nation, a move up from 43rd in previous years.

Elsewhere in the university, the College of Science’s Department of Chemistry ranks at 60th in the nation, while its earth sciences program ranks 30th.

View the U.S. News and World Report survey online here.

This story can be found on the Virginia Tech News website.

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