Recent rankings:

  • 1 Public University for Women in STEM —Forbes
  • #1 USN&WR Grad Programs among public MAE departments with 25 or less tenure/tenure-track faculty
  • #6 Online Mechanical Engineering Degree (Masters Programs)
  • #8 Online Mechanical Engineering Degree (Best Colleges)  
  • #12 Aeronautical Engineering Best Engineering Colleges 


Recent advances:

  • New course started in 2021 based on the Case Study method of the Harvard Business School with one of UVA’s best entrepreneurs 
  • MAE Ph.D. enrollment grew by 27% with an 110% increase in women (2015-2021)

Recent student national awards and honors:

Recent faculty national awards and honors:

Faculty high performance:   

  • Tenured faculty average Google Scholar H-index increased to 33
  • External research expenditures of >$575K/yr for tenured faculty 
  • MAE full professors who are national fellows reached a new high of 80%