Impact


As the University prepares for the Honor the Future campaign, support for UVA Engineering has been astounding. For the 2018 fiscal year, UVA Engineering received the largest total donation commitments in history, with a more than 10 percent increase in unrestricted annual giving compared to the prior year. Thank you! As we move forward in the campaign, philanthropy will be crucial as we strive to increase our space, improve student experiences and support faculty. A summary of the impact your donations have is below.

  • Undergraduate Program

    An analysis of U.S. four-year, public engineering school graduation rates shows that UVA produces the highest on-time graduation rate of undergraduate engineering students among peer institutions nationwide. Our School also reported the top graduation rate among surveyed public engineering schools for Hispanic, Asian, African-American and multi-racial students, and we are in the top 10 percent for our graduation rate for women.

  • Graduate Program

    Among the top-40 U.S. engineering schools, as ranked in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best graduate engineering schools, UVA Engineering has the highest rate of growth in Ph.D. student enrollment for the past four years.

  • Research

    UVA Engineering’s focus on bold research in areas of societal need is earning results: New, external research awards increased by 68 percent since fiscal year 2016. In FY2019, new awards are up to $73 million. What’s more, in the most recent calculations of research expenditure compound annual growth rates, UVA Engineering far outpaces the average for the top-10 U.S. News & World Report graduate engineering schools.

  • Faculty

    Our faculty continues to grow, increasing our capacity for high-impact education and research. Of these new faculty, many are hired across departments or jointly with other Schools, further strengthening our commitment to cross-cutting research and teaching to solve real-world challenges.

  • Capital

    Your support aids in the development of capital projects. Rice Hall, a state-of-the-art building along Engineer’s Way, was funded thanks to generous donors. With labs and study areas designed for collaborative research, and facilities to enhance our distance-education programs, Rice Hall will benefit the UVA Engineering for years to come. Past projects, such as Wilsdorf Hall, Lacey Hall and the National Instruments Lab were all developed with the philanthropic support of alumni, students, faculty, corporations and foundation partners.