Why Choose UVa Biology?

- Internationally recognized research labs in Molecular Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Neurobiology and Behavior, and Plant Biology.

- Collaborative and dynamic group of faculty, researchers, and graduate students that provides a rigorous and stimulating environment for science and scholarship.

- High faculty-to-student ratio that allows for meaningful interactions with multiple faculty and lab groups and promotes interdisciplinary collaborations.

- Lab rotations and specialized coursework that immediately immerse new students in the scientific culture of the department and affiliated programs at UVa.

- Guaranteed 5 years of full financial support for Ph.D. students through a mixture of fellowships, research grants, and teaching assistantships.

- Generous stipends for Ph.D. students that compare favorably to other top institutions, along with coverage of tuition, academic fees, and health insurance.

- UVa is consistently ranked among the top 3 public universities in the country, and as the top value among all public universities by U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, and the Princeton Review.

- Charlottesville is located near the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and offers a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, world-class art, music, and entertainment, historical attractions, and excellent local restaurants, farmers markets, breweries, and vineyards.

- Charlottesville is frequently ranked among the top cities in the country for food culture, outdoor recreation, health, and a variety of other attributes reflecting high quality of life.