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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

  • Podcast People

    Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

  • 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.

  • Better, Stronger, Faster

    U.Va.’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

  • Admiral of the Antarctic

    Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

  • Smart Money

    Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Do the Robot

    In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.