The University ranks No. 2 nationally among medium-sized schools (fewer than 15,000 undergraduates) in the Peace Corps’ annual rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. UVA has 44 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers worldwide. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, more than 1,100 UVA alumni have served.
The Magazine kicks off its series of retrospective pieces commemorating the UVA Bicentennial with a look back at Jefferson's dreams for his University’s future.