The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia known as UVA, is public and is considered the highest-ranking university and 24 in general. It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
UVA is the only American university considered a World Heritage Site.
It is governed by a code of honor which gives confidence to students to control it. But if this code breaks the student is expelled immediately from the university without possibility of re-entering.
There are approximately 13,353 undergraduate and 6,490 graduate students.
It consist of 11 schools:
- FRANK BATTEN SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC POLICY
- COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
- CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
- DARDEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
- MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE
- SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
- SCHOOL OF CONTINUING & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
- SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
- SCHOOL OF LAW
- SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
- SCHOOL OF NURSING
- UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S COLLEGE AT WISE
At nearly 2,000 acres, the University of Virginia’s Grounds cover a large part of the City of Charlottesville.
Curiosities about the library
The campus includes a library whit 5M print volumes, 463K E-books and 16M manuscripts and archives.
UVA is committed to educating the nation’s best and brightest students—regardless of their ability to pay and is one of only two public universities meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all students. Their mission is to make a UVA education more accessible to all.
Qualifying for financial aid:
Every application for Financial Aid begins with completing the CSS/PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for aid, you must:
- Submit your Admission application to UVA by January 1 (remember, your application is evaluated without any connection to your ability to pay)
- File the CSS/PROFILE and FAFSA NO LATER than March 1
- Applications are reviewed based upon the date the application is considered complete.
For more information visit: http://sfs.virginia.edu/
At UVA, students have opportunity to live in a community of peers with shared ideals and interests. First-year students begin their UVA experience and meet their new peers in on-Grounds housing, much of which has just been expanded or built.
Centrally located, student residential housing is in close proximity to state-of-the-art fitness centers and beautiful dining facilities and is within walking distance to virtually all academic classrooms. After their first year, students have additional options that include living in one of UVA’s focused residential colleges.
Clubs and organizations:
At UVA, students are given endless opportunities to create their own unique experiences, find their niche and follow a range of pursuits and passions. From arts and athletic events to over 600 student clubs and organizations
Sports In UVA:
25 à NCAA DIVISION I ATHLETICS PROGRAMS
6 à ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS DURING THE 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
314 à STUDENT ATHLETES ON THE 2014-2015 ACC HONOR ROLL
For more information about the sports programs at the UVA: http://www.virginiasports.com/
Fernando Bolivar, one of the first Hispanics to enter in a North American university (1827).
Woodrow Wilson, US President
Robert F. Kennedy, candidate for president of the United States in 1968
Edward Kennedy, US Senator
Edgar Allan Poe, poet
Ralph Sampson, basketball player
Claudio Reynafootball player
Javier Solana, former Secretary General of NATO
Link to the web of the university: http://www.virginia.edu/