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Leaps and Bounds

In the very near future, the University will feel the impact of two forces—significantly more students and more departures by existing faculty who

Record Breaking

Before setting foot inside a U.Va. classroom, the Class of 2016 posted impressive numbers as part of a record-setting applicant pool. This year, the U.Va. Office

University offers admission to 3,187 early applicants

Ten Reasons to Love 2011 at U.Va.

Ten Reasons to Love 2011 at U.Va.

1. A national title and a bowl bid

Dom Starsia guides the men’s lacrosse team to the NCAA championship, and football coach Mike London leads the Cavaliers to the

Admission FAQs

As high school juniors and seniors prepare for standardized testing, many ponder the pros and cons of taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Testing Assessment. Either

Voices of a Class

Voices of a Class

Admission essays from the Class of 2015

Two Degrees in Four Years

Two Degrees in Four Years

Catherine Winslow (Col ’12, Educ ’12) and Arthur Pelham-Webb (Col ’12, Com ’12) are current students completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years.

First-year students who arrive at U.Va.

Admission FAQs

The University has several groups of alumni volunteers that work to educate and engage prospective students through various events and programs. Two of these are UVaClubs and the Virginia

Facing the Future

Facing the Future

The transition from the Grounds to the “real world” can be exhilarating for new graduates, but a list of practical considerations often tempers that excitement.

Finding a

The State of the University

The State of the University

What's going on with the budget? What about tuition increases? Read a Q&A with President Sullivan.

Admission FAQs

Greg Roberts Photo by Dan Addison

Beginning this fall, high school seniors will have the option to apply “early action” to the University of Virginia.


Getting In

Getting In

From a record number of applicants, the Office of Admission has offered spots in the Class of 2015 to 7,750 students.

A total of 24,005 students applied, up from 22,512 last

Letters to the Editor

Women at U.Va.

I enjoyed reading your article [“A History of Women at U.Va.,” Spring 2011], however I was disappointed that there was no mention of women in

More Flexibility, More Growth

Greg Roberts Photo by Dan Addison

A plan to increase flexibility and freedom in applying for admission to U.Va. will go into effect this fall.


Letters to the Editor

‘Absolute Gem’

The article about President Sullivan (“Welcome President Sullivan,” Winter 2010) captured her so well I felt as if I were there at the University. I’m hoping I

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