With over 2,000 Jewish students on campus theÂ Hillel at Virginia TechÂ offers diverse, pluralistic and innovative ways to engage in Jewish life on campus. Hillel at Virginia Tech has a nurturing empowered leadership among students who have a profound impact not only on campus life but on the broader Jewish and non-Jewish community as well. Most important, our student leaders feel a strong sense of ownership, empowerment, and accomplishment.Â Â We have maintained rapid growth and celebrate our third year in the beautiful Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center right off campus.
Hillel at Virginia Tech runs highly visible programs at the university. Students gain leadership experience by planning programs and initiatives such as Daniel Pearl Music Day featuring artists such as Maroon 5, Matisyahu, and Gogol Bordello. Opportunities to host prominent speakers and educators such as Elie Wiesel and Dr. Ruth Westheimer are available. Student leaders are able to grow and expand their leadership, creativity and strengths amidst a welcoming inclusive Jewish community of their peers.
Popular activities include Mondays Munch and Learn, Coffee Mornings and an annual Leadership Dinner. Students participate in Jewish Awareness Month and Holocaust Awareness Week programs.
Most popular Jewish activities include Shabbat services and home cooked, Kosher community Shabbat meals, as well as High Holiday and Passover celebrations. Â Hillel at Virginia Tech has a diversified program, engaging student's many interests. We have a supportive learning environment with a growing Jewish campus community.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its mottoUt Prosim (That I May Serve).
U.S. News & World Report's â€œAmerica's Best Colleges 2015â€ (fall 2014)
Virginia Tech ranked 27th among national public universities. Among all national universities, including such private institutions as Harvard and Yale, Virginia Tech ranked 71st.Â The Virginia Tech College of Engineering undergraduate program ranked 15th in the nation among all accredited engineering schools that offer doctorates, eighth among engineering schools at public universities.Â The Pamplin College of Business ranked 39th among the nation's undergraduate business programs and 23rd among public institutions, a sizeable move up from the 2014 rankings.The College of Engineeringâ€™s Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics ranked fifth in the nation, while the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering was sixth. Other notable placements: The Department of Biological Systems Engineering (also a part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) ranked seventh. The Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's two programs ranked ninth in civil and 10th in environmental. The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering came in at 13th for electrical and 18th for computer; the Department of Mechanical Engineering ranked 16th; Â and the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering was 17th.
The universityâ€™s undergraduate landscape architecture program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studiesâ€™ School of Architecture + Design was ranked second in the nation in the 2013 Americaâ€™s Best Architecture & Design Schools study conducted by the journal DesignIntelligence. The schoolâ€™s program in industrial design ranked third, the interior design program ranked sixth, and the architecture program ranked seventh.
Money Magazine ranked Tech 42nd among its best U.S. colleges and tied for 12th among the 25 best public colleges (2014). Overall, Virginia Tech received a value grade of A- and a ranking score of 3.62 on a 4.0 scale. Money looked at the approximately 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States to build its list, ultimately ranking 665 schools.
Forbes added Virginia Tech to its annual ranking of the top 25 best public colleges for the first time in summer 2014, ranking it 23rd among public institutions and 117th out of 650 national schools.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine again ranked Virginia Tech among the best values in public education.