Program Details

University of Virginia

How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?

33 male/3 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

68 male/16 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

18 male/1 female

Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

There is no formal policy, however, we work with the students individually to adjust work assignments to accommodate maternity or family leave needs.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Yes, family health insurance is available. The insurance is paid for the student and is not part of the stipend. Additional family membership or dental insurance is paid by the student.

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

The department is actively seeking to hire more female faculty members and to enroll more female graduate students into an increasingly successful graduate program. We would like to succeed as well in the graduate program as we have in the undergraduate one. For many years prior to 1996 we averaged 20 bachelors degrees each year with an average of 3 women in the class, however since 1996 we have averaged 32 bachelors degrees in physics each year with an average of 8 women in the class.

Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?


Updated: August 06, 2012

Back to list of institutions