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Founded in 1964, Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies continues to be a premiere destination for high-value architecture and urban studies programs.

Not only do we think so, we've been recognized as such in numerous reviews and national rankings over the years. Our ranked programs span across our four schools: School of Architecture + DesignMyers-Lawson School of ConstructionSchool of Public and International Affairs, and School of Visual Arts

 

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National Rankings


#4

ARCHITECTURE - MOST HIRED FROM

DesignIntelligence, 2019-20

#4

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY

College Factual

#4

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - MOST HIRED FROM

DESIGNINTELLIGENCE, 2019-20

#5

INTERIOR DESIGN - MOST HIRED FROM

DESIGNINTELLIGENCE, 2019-20

NATIONAL

TOP GRAPHIC DESIGN SCHOOL

GRAPHIC DESIGN USA, 2021

#8

BEST COLLEGE FOR FINE AND STUDIO ARTS IN THE SOUTHEAST

COLLEGE FACTUAL

#13

TOP EAST COAST ANIMATION SCHOOL 

Animation Career Review

#18

TOP NATIONAL PUBLIC ANIMATION SCHOOL

Animation Career Review

#22

BEST URBAN PLANNING PROGRAM

Planetizen

Studio desks and KIVA space in Burchard Hall

College Overview


2,400+

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

200

COLLEGE
FACULTY

5

CAUS CAMPUS LOCATIONS

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Find the Right Program for You


11

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

8

MINORS

13

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

367

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED, 2021

90

MASTER'S DEGREES AWARDED, 2021

16

DOCTORATE DEGREES AWARDED, 2021

Undergraduate Student Snapshot


  • 2,000+ undergraduate students
  • Hail from more than 39 states and 35 countries
  • As of the fall 2020 semester, 48.5% of CAUS undergraduate students received grant/scholarship aid from federal government, state/local government, institutional or other sources known to the institution (not counting loans)
  • 50% of CAUS students are on the Dean's List
  • 135 students enrolled in the Honors College
  • 52% female
  • 48% male

Incoming Freshman Class


  • 368 incoming students
  • 3.96 average HS GPA
  • 45% Virginia residents
  • 55% students from 30 other states and five other countries
  • 53% female
  • 47% male

Graduate Student Snapshot


  • 400+ graduate students
  • 49% female
  • 50% male
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Overall Rankings for Virginia Tech


#7

MOST LOVED COLLEGE

PRINCETON REVIEW, 2020

#12

TOP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

NICHE, 2021

#30

NATIONAL PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 2020