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Value Statement

U.Va. has again been named one of the nation's top values among public universities.

Value Propositions

Value Propositions

The University's reputation as one of the best values among public institutions has received a slight uptick with the recent release of two lists measuring value.

Rankings Roundup

Rankings Roundup

Where does U.Va. sit on recent lists?

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Rita Dove receives National Medal of Arts; Students receiving free electrionc texts; Recycling at Scott Stadium; Darden Dean Bruner named Dean of the Year; VQR; Rankings

U.Va. retains No. 3 “best value” ranking

How We Rank

No. 2 Public University

U.S. News & World Report

Top 10 Best College Campus Architecture

Architectural Digest

Best College Towns

Southern Living

Darden

No. 3

Head of the Class: Sullivan calls first years “strongest” ever

U.Va. holds firm as no. 2 public university

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.

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IN THE RANKINGS

Peace Corps

U.Va. ranks second in the number of alumni entering the Peace Corps among medium-size colleges and universities. Currently, 71 graduates are volunteers

Sharing the Price Tag of Excellence

Sharing the Price Tag of Excellence

McIntire School of Commerce class

Since rankings for undergraduate business programs began six years ago, the McIntire School of Commerce has been ensconced in first or second place. Until

Medicine, Law and Other U.Va. Schools Improve in Rankings

U.Va. Best Value Among Public Universities

Balancing Priorities

Balancing Priorities

Photo by Luca DiCecco

Although we are still feeling winter’s effects in Charlottesville, the spring semester is well under way. Students and teachers have returned to their classrooms

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • The People’s Historian

    As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

  • Book Traces

    U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

  • Examining Slavery at the University

    In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

    U.Va. research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

  • New Cabell Is New Again

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

  • Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

    Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.