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The University of Virginia, or UVA, is a highly selective, public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. UVA is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Curry School of Education
  • Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • McIntire School of Commerce
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • University of Virginia's College at Wise
UVA's athletic teams are nicknamed the Virginia Cavaliers. They compete in Division I and have won more than 15 recognized national championships.

Profile of University of Virginia Main CampusCharlottesville, VA is home to University of Virginia. Charlottesville is a small suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Virginia go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in engineering and liberal arts.

University of Virginia Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 35% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 590. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 610 and 720.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Virginia is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 24, 257 enrolled students .

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at University of Virginia. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. University of Virginia offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Coast Conference. University of Virginia Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 751economics, English, history, liberal arts and sciences, international relations, political science, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management794business, business management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching608curriculum and instruction, education, educational administration, physical education teaching, school Counselling, special ed, comparative Education
Engineering549systems engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses, aerospace engineering, . . .
Science448biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences, astronomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, pharmacology, . . .
Law399law, legal research
Therapy and Counselling356psychology, educational psychology, clinical psychology
Medicine167medicine, health professions, public health, neuroscience
Architecture and Planning157architecture, urban planning, architectural history, landscape architecture
Nursing and Emergency Medicine130registered nursing
Religion and Philosophy122religion, philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering109computer and info science, computer engineering
Art Studies76art studies
Mathematics69mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management59environmental science
Medical Support and Technology42audiology and speech pathology
Drama and Performing Arts25drama
Fine Arts12art history and criticism
Contact: University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA 22904

General Phone: (434) 924-0311


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