University of Virginia

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Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Engineering School Overview

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Engineering School Overview

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Virginia has an application deadline of August 1. The application fee is $60 for U.S. residents and $60 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $14,358 per year (in-state); full-time: $23,682 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $746 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,264 per credit (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.4:1. The School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Virginia has 130 full-time faculty on staff.

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science focuses research efforts in four broad areas: bioengineering, nanotechnology, information science and technology, and energy and environment. Graduate students at the school can partner with faculty exploring research areas ranging from tissue engineering to data mining at one of the 40 centers, institutes, and laboratories housed at the school’s Charlottesville campus.

These research centers include the Center for Applied Biomechanics, which studies the impact and injury caused by high speed automobile crashes, and the Center for Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy. The diverse range of research opportunities complements the degree offerings at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Graduate students can earn a master of science, master of engineering, or Ph.D. from one of the school’s 10 degree programs. Those departments include biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, and materials science engineering, among others. The school also offers an accelerated master’s degree in systems engineering, and a joint M.E./M.B.A. degree program.

In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at the University of Virginia can gain international experience through study abroad programs in places such as Germany, Argentina, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and France. Service learning opportunities in Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, and South Africa are also available to graduate engineering students. Students can also network with the engineering community through one of several professional societies with chapters on campus.

Notable alumni from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science include Steve Huffman, cofounder of the social news site, and William Wulf, former president of the National Academy of Engineering.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) August 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $60
Application deadline (international students) April 1
Application fee (international students) $60


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 130
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.4:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 594
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



Full-time: $14,358 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $23,682 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $746 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,264 per credit (out-of-state)

Required fees $3,144 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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