Rankings & Statistics

If you’re looking for the best place to study natural resources and conservation, you’ve found it

But we’re so much more. Review our rankings and statistics to help complete your picture of what life is like in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment.    

Top academic and research programs 

#1

NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM

COLLEGE factual, 2018

#1

FORESTRY PROGRAM

COLLEGE factual, 2018

#7

PACKAGING SYSTEMS AND DESIGN PROGRAM

VALUE COLLEGES, 2018

#2

IN RESEARCH EXPENDITURES PER FACULTY MEMBER AT VIRGINIA TECH

$16+ million

IN EXTERNAL
RESEARCH FUNDING

6

RESEARCH CENTERS

Our students stay on track to graduate

90.3%

FIRST-YEAR
RETENTION RATE

42.1%

STUDENTS ON 
DEAN'S LIST

$334,402

AWARDED IN
CNRE SCHOLARSHIPS  

You’ll get to know your faculty

75

TENURE-TRACK
FACULTY

12:1

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY
RATIO

22

AVERAGE UPPER-LEVEL
CLASS SIZE

Meet the fall 2019 freshman class

  • 176 students
  • 3.90 average HS GPA
  • 620 average SAT Reading score
  • 605 average SAT Math score
  • 60% in the top quarter of their high school class (among those reporting rank)
  • 80% Virginia residents
  • 20% students from other states or countries
  • 59% male
  • 41% female

Overall rankings for Virginia Tech

#3

MOST LOVED COLLEGE

PRINCETON REVIEW, 2018

#8

TOP PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

NICHE, 2019

#30

NATIONAL PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 2019