University of Virginia


Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia (U.Va. or UVA) in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The  Academical Village of a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located at Virginia's flagship university. UVA is regarded as a Public Ivy or public university that provides a learning environment like an Ivy League university

This university's total academic staff is 3,265. In its eight undergraduate colleges and three professional schools, this institute offers 121 majors. 

UVA gives;

48 - Bachelor's Degrees

94 - Masters Degrees

55 - Doctoral Degrees

2 - First Professional Degrees 

6 - Educational Specialist Degrees

For 118 years, UVA has been a member of the research-focused Association of American Universities. According to the journal "Science", two of the top ten global scientific advances in a single year were credited to its academics.

This institute has many notable alums. These include eight NASA launch directors and astronauts. Eight Pulitzer Prize winners. Fifteen Governors of Virginia, 28th President of the U.S. Woodrow Wilson and many other government leaders. 


This university has a student population of 25,018. It includes 17,011 undergraduates and 8,007 postgraduate students. A total of 2,343 international students, 775 undergraduates of them are enrolled at Main Campus. According to the University of Virginia, around 9.5% of the student body consists of international students.

There are fifty-five Rhodes Scholars of UVA. It is most than any university in American South. Moreover, through its two scholarship programmes, the Jefferson Scholars Program and the Walentas Scholars Program, this institute recruits top undergraduate students to the University of Virginia.


The McCormick Road Dormitories, sometimes known as "Old Dorms," and the Alderman Road Dormitories, also known as "New Dorms," are the main housing options for first-year students. The university has three residential colleges: Brown College, Hereford College, and International Residential College. These residential colleges are filled with the upper class and first-year students.

It includes an application process for living there.  The application process can be highly competitive, especially for Brown College, because of its location on central Grounds.


U.S. News and the World Report ranks the University of Virginia as number 25 among national universities. It is ranked fourth among public universities. And 110th among global universities in its 2022 report.

Business Insider rates UVA eighth overall and top among public universities in its 2016 survey, which aims to quantify professional workforce preparation.


University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, United States

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