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Rankings & Statistics

We’re one of the best places to study natural resources and conservation

And forestry, meteorology, and packaging. But we’re so much more. Review our rankings and statistics to help complete your picture of academic life in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment.     

Top academic and research programs 

#2

Best Forest Resources Production and Management College

UNIVERSITIES.COM, 2022

#1

Top Meteorology Bachelor’s Degree School

COLLEGE Factual, 2022

#4

Best Wildlife, Fish, and Wildlands Science and Management College

UNIVERSITIES.COM, 2022

#7

Best Packaging Science College

UNIVERSITY.COM, 2022

$24+ million

IN EXTERNAL
RESEARCH FUNDING

6

RESEARCH CENTERS

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is comprised of four academic departments: Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Geography, and Sustainable Biomaterials.

Our students stay on track to graduate

90.3%

FIRST-YEAR
RETENTION RATE

43.8%

STUDENTS ON 
DEAN'S LIST

$406,000+

AWARDED IN
CNRE SCHOLARSHIPS  

You’ll get to know your faculty

90

Instructional
faculty

11:1

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY
RATIO

20

AVERAGE UPPER-LEVEL
CLASS SIZE

Meet the fall 2021 freshman class

  • 198 students
  • 3.9 average HS GPA
  • 658 average SAT Reading score
  • 624 average SAT Math score
  • 76% Virginia residents
  • 24% students from other states or countries
  • 52% male
  • 48% female

Overall rankings for Virginia Tech

#13

Best school for making an impact

PRINCETON REVIEW, 2022

#13

TOP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

NICHE, 2021

#30

Top public school

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 2021