Virginia Tech Computer Science US News rankings
The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has an application deadline of January 1. The application fee is $75 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $14, 545 per year (in-state); full-time: $26, 754 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $647 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1, 297 per credit (out-of-state). The 2014 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.3:1. The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has 330 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.