Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia is a public research university, and the only university in the world to be considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Consistently recognized as one of the ‘Best Values’ in undergraduate education, academically gifted students turn down Duke, Cornell and other prestigious private schools for the chance to attend the University of Virginia. The university does not classify students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors, instead calling them first years, second years, third years and fourth years. This reflects Jefferson’s belief that one is never finished learning, the University of Virginia is just the beginning of a lifelong journey. Students rate the University of Virginia library system, which houses over 5 million volumes and counts on a sea of electronic resources, more highly than do students at any other university in the nation. The University of Virgina gives students one of the very best public educations available and devotes its vast pool of resources to make the undergraduate experience challenging and intellectually rewarding.
|Admissions Phone||434 982-3200|
|Codes||SAT: 5820 ACT: 4412 FAFSA: 003745 CSS Profile: 5820|
|Location||Charlottesville, Virginia; Medium city, 70 miles North West of Richmond|
|College Newspaper||The Cavalier Daily|
|Enrollment||~15,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Commerce, Economics, Foreign Affairs|
|Student Life||The University of Virginia hosts various secret societies like the Seven Society and Z Society as well as established student groups like Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, founded in 1825 and the second oldest Greek lettered group in the country (Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society being the first). One of the largest events at the University of Virginia is called Springfest, which culminates in a large, free concert. Another popular event is Foxfield, a steeplechase and social gathering in Albemarle County that attracts thousands of University of Virginia students.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Considered if submitted; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Spring; Minimum GPA 2.00|
|Crossover||University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Duke, William & Mary|
|Other||Selective (~30% admitted), Early Action, Common Application|
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