We educate students for change in this dynamic global society. We challenge and provoke critical thinking. We create.

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Find a place to belong

From cultural student unions, to local food bank volunteers, from disciplinary honor societies, to sports and outdoor clubs, Virginia Tech's 700 student organizations give you a community where you can belong.

Learn a culture from the people who live it

What better place than the streets of Rome for learning about how ancient cultures influenced modern ones? Experience the eternal city with our Classics Faculty.

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Experience the arts on campus

Our School of Performing Arts has something for everyone, whether you want to train under one of our dedicated faculty or catch one of 250 public productions the school presents each year.

Conduct research from day one

We encourage you to conduct original research projects throughout your undergraduate career, not just in your senior year. Our faculty members work with you to provide advice and guide you through the process.

Get the most out of your degree

Virginia Tech was ranked in the top ten by PayScale as a Best Value College for Humanities Majors Each year, PayScale releases a College ROI Report that expresses which schools offer the highest return on investment for tuition. PayScale calculates this ranking based on the 20-year earnings of alumni who earned humanities degrees from each school.

30 Majors
50+ Minors
89% Students Participate in Research
560 Dedicated Faculty Members
1000+ Courses Offered

Meet Our Students

A liberal arts education doesn't always translate to a pre-defined career — it prepares you for designing your own.

See how our students and alumni apply what they've learned here to the professional world. 

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Inspired by his experience studying abroad, Robbie founded an institute that serves students from more than 25 countries by providing one-on-one language instruction, cultural excursions, and integrated housing, to improve their immersion in Chinese culture.

Max Luong Internship

One of two Virginia Tech students selected to participate in the White House's internship program, Max was assigned to the Office of Management and Administration where he concentrated on modernizing operations. He is double majoring in public relations and political science.

Beyond the Classroom

Our programs offer lots of opportunities for you to enrich your education, both inside and outside of class.



Get experience that will help you now and after graduation.


Undergraduate Research

Learn to conduct, present, and publish your own original research.


Study Abroad

Expand your horizons during a short trip, a semester, or a year abroad.


Student Organizations

Explore your interests, gain leadership experience, and make friends that will last a lifetime.


"Attending Virginia Tech was the experience of a lifetime. During my time at Tech, I learned so much about myself, others, and how I can apply my skills and passions to do my part in making the world a better place."

- Carrie Covey, Human Development '06. MSEd. '08

"When I first arrived at Virginia Tech, I was petrified of walking into a packed lecture hall.  My fears were quickly erased as my professor began to talk. She inspired me to think of ideas and ask questions that I never knew were possible."

- Dana Mouritzen, International Studies '18

“I made the decision to work in public service during my junior year at Virginia Tech. I knew it would be an incredible opportunity to give back to my community in a meaningful and direct way.”

- Colin MacDermott, Political Science '12

"I like the class sizes here because my learning is individualized. In small classes, you have more opportunities to work closely with your classmates and your professors.”

- Kassiel Gonzalez, '17

Scholarships and Awards

Last year we sponsored more than 60 scholarships and awards for academic achievement, research, and community service, as well as 65 scholarships for education abroad experiences.

Advising and Mentoring

Our academic advisors will help you design a curriculum that fits your needs and interests, as well as introduce you to extracurricular opportunities so that you can make the most of your Virginia Tech education.