We are a highly ranked engineering school within the top-ranked University of Virginia, offering vibrant and diverse opportunities for faculty and students alike.

UVA Engineering is distinguished by:

  • Our history

    We are the third-oldest engineering school in the country, founded in 1836. We are an integral part of the nearly 200-year-old University of Virginia, which was established to be an epicenter of ingenuity and knowledge creation.

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  • Our reputation

    UVA Engineering is among the top-ranked engineering schools in the country, and all of our departments are also among the top in their disciplines. We leverage our collaboration with UVA's top-ranked schools of business, medicine, law and public policy to provide our students and faculty with broad-ranging opportunities for education and research.

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  • Our commitment to diversity

    UVA Engineering defines diversity as excellence expressing itself through the perspectives and lived experiences of all people. Although we are focused on building a strong population of women and others who are underrepresented in engineering, we believe we must maximize the talents and ideas of all in order to achieve our mission and vision for education and research.

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  • Our faculty and staff

    Our faculty and staff

    UVA Engineering employs 155 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 151 staff members, all supporting excellent research and teaching. Our size is an advantage, allowing faculty to collaborate and students to receive personalized attention with many opportunities for hands-on learning.

  • Our students

    Our students

    We attract exceptional students. There are 2,695 undergraduate students in 2016-2017. Among our first-year class, 96 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes. Thirty-two percent are women, compared to the national average of 19 percent, making UVA Engineering the top university in the country, among states' flagship universities, in terms of the proportion of women earning engineering degrees.

    We also attract globally competitive graduate students, with 744 studying on Grounds and 67 percent working to earn their Ph.D. degrees.

  • Our research

    UVA Engineering had $49 million in sponsored research awards in fiscal year 2016, and is on a quest to double its research program in 7-10 years. We constantly imagine a better world. Our researchers create the knowledge and technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges.

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