**Virgil Snyder** (1869, Dixon, Iowa – 1950) was an American mathematician, specializing in algebraic geometry.

In 1886, Snyder matriculated at Iowa State College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1889. He attended Cornell University as a graduate student from 1890 to 1892, leaving to study mathematics in Germany on an Erastus W. Brooks fellowship. In 1895, he received a doctorate from the University of Göttingen under Felix Klein. In 1895, Snyder returned to Cornell as an instructor, becoming an assistant professor in 1905 and a full professor in 1910. In 1938, he retired as professor emeritus, having supervised 39 doctoral students, 13 of whom were women.^{[1]} Of these students, perhaps the most well known is C. L. E. Moore. Snyder served as president of the American Mathematical Society for a two-year term in 1927 and 1928.

He was an Invited Speaker of the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1928 at Bologna, in 1932 at Zurich,^{[2]} and in 1936 at Oslo.^{[3]}

Snyder did research on configurations of ruled surfaces and Cremona and birational transformations.^{[4]}

- with Charles H. Sisam:
*Analytic geometry of space*. New York: H. Holt & Co. 1914.^{[5]}