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Virginia Tech's College of Architecture, Arts, and Design is a premiere destination for high-value 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 ArchitectureSchool of Visual Arts, School of Performing Arts, and School of Design.

 

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National Rankings


#4

ARCHITECTURE - MOST HIRED FROM

DesignIntelligence, 2019-20

NATIONAL

TOP GRAPHIC DESIGN SCHOOL

GRAPHIC DESIGN USA, 2021

#4

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE - MOST HIRED FROM

DESIGNINTELLIGENCE, 2019-20

#5

INTERIOR DESIGN - MOST HIRED FROM

DESIGNINTELLIGENCE, 2019-20

#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

Studio desks and KIVA space in Burchard Hall

College Overview


1,700+

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

200

COLLEGE
FACULTY

5

AAD CAMPUS LOCATIONS

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Find the Right Program for You


12

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

11

MINORS

8

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

335

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES AWARDED, 2022

82

MASTER'S DEGREES AWARDED, 2022

10

DOCTORATE DEGREES AWARDED, 2022

Undergraduate Student Snapshot


  • 1,500+ undergraduate students
  • Hail from more than 39 states and 35 countries
  • 72 scholarships awarded for the 2022-23 academic year
  • 52% of AAD students are on the Dean's List
  • 130 students enrolled in the Honors College
  • 57% female
  • 43% male

Incoming First-Year Class


  • 370 incoming students
  • 42% Virginia residents
  • 58% students from 30 other states and five other countries
  • 58% female
  • 42% male

Graduate Student Snapshot


  • 200+ graduate students
  • 63% female
  • 37% 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