Research Fast Facts

The University of Virginia has around 16,000 undergraduate students, 7,800 graduate and professional students, and 17,400 faculty and staff.

UVA is one of the top universities in the nation, ranked 28th overall and 4th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with 35 fields, departments, or schools ranked in the top 25 for graduate study.

The University awards 83 master’s degrees in 67 fields, and 54 doctoral degrees in 53 fields.

 

5 Strategic Research Themes

The University is investing in and growing 5 strategic areas of research: Democracy, Environmental Resilience and Sustainability, Precision Medicine, the Brain and Neuroscience, and Digital Technology and Society. 

5 themes

Sponsored Research Awards

2189
# of Awards for 2020
$441
M
Award Dollars 2020
$552
M
R&D Expenditures 2018

Research Collaboration

745
Multi-investigator projects
435
Multi-department projects
140
Multi-school projects

Entrepreneurship

83
Licensing Deals 2020
56
U.S. Patents Issued 2020
4
New Ventures 2020

Faculty Achievements

74
Members of the National Academies
8
NSF Career Awards in 2020

Schools and Institutes

12
Schools (Plus the College at Wise)
3
Institutes

Libraries

10
Library locations
20
M+
Manuscripts and archives
4.7
M+
Books

Research Space

1.5
M
Sq. feet labs & research space
3
Research Parks
99
K+
Sq. feet of vivarium facilities