About University of Virginia:

The University of Virginia (U.Va. or UVA) is a public research university and the flagship for the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author and former president Thomas Jefferson, and the original campus was built with slave labor. The university is commonly referred to as a “public Ivy” due to the high academic quality and overall prestige. UVA is known for its historic foundations, student-run honor code, and secret societies. UNESCO designated UVA as America's first collegiate World Heritage Site in 1987, an honor shared jointly with Jefferson's nearby homestead, Monticello. The university's original governing Board of Visitors included Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe was the sitting President of the United States at the time of its foundation. Earlier Presidents Jefferson and Madison were UVA's first two rectors, and Jefferson conceived and designed the original courses of study and Academical Village. UVA is the first elected member of the research-driven Association of American Universities within the American South, since 1904, and remains the only AAU member in Virginia. The university is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation, and is considered Virginia's flagship university by the College Board. Its recent research efforts have been recognized by such scientific media as the journal Science, which named UVA faculty as discovering two of its top ten global scientific breakthroughs for 2015. UVA faculty and alumni have also founded a large number of companies, such as Reddit, that produce more than $1.6 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world. UVA's academic strength is broad, with 121 majors across the eight undergraduate and three professional schools. Students come to attend the university in Charlottesville from all 50 states and 148 countries. The historic 1,682-acre (2.6 sq mi; 680.7 ha) campus is internationally protected by UNESCO and has been ranked as one of the most beautiful collegiate grounds in the country. UVA additionally maintains 2,913 acres southeast of the city, at Morven Farm. The university also manages the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia, and until 1972 operated George Mason University and the University of Mary Washington in Northern Virginia. Virginia student athletes compete in 27 collegiate sports and the Cavaliers lead the Atlantic Coast Conference in men's team NCAA championships with 18, additionally placing second in women's national titles with seven. UVA was awarded the men's Capital One Cup in 2015 after fielding the top overall men's athletics program in the nation.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 58 73 74 78 96 86 94 109 119 124 126 129 132

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 202 237 193 223 - 221 215 244 239 275 301-350 301-350
Engineering 145 125 204 172 159 206 215 201 231 242 294 301-350
Life Sciences 49 52 54 67 82 87 98 101 106 107 116 116
Medicine 90 78 78 78 85 86 101 103 104 102 98 95
Natural Sciences 100 108 126 153 138 125 140 163 177 179 200 181
Social Sciences 48 44 43 62 63 66 73 88 89 89 89 98

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 401-450
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 97
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - 351-400 451-500
Chemistry 286 216 230 267 274 246 298 288 301-350 283
Civil Engineering 239 289 280 - - 297 - - 301-350 351-400
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 98
Computer Science 226 146 146 104 155 132 140 154 186 206
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 95
Electrical Engineering 122 147 102 143 164 162 186 199 192 205
Environment / Ecology - 139 146 124 146 169 162 199 215 222
Geosciences 137 146 169 150 169 217 211 255 280 270
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 82
Materials Science 165 171 164 208 204 210 216 248 267 282
Mathematics 190 197 221 173 242 170 239 209 227 249
Mechanical Engineering 132 104 167 145 145 170 189 249 237 298
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 205
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 131
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 116
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 124 141 189 207 183 251 301-350 294
Physics 120 131 116 97 119 139 142 152 164 211
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 277 - - - 351-400 351-400
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 76
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 108
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 68