University description (as per official university website)
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.
Schools & Degrees
Old Cabell Hall The University of Virginia is made up of ten schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. U.Va. Offers 51 bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, 83 master's degrees in 66 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 59 doctoral degrees in 58 fields.
* School of Architecture
* College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
* Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
* McIntire School of Commerce
* School of Continuing & Professional Studies
* Darden School of Business
* Curry School of Education
* School of Engineering and Applied Science
* School of Law
* School of Medicine
* School of Nursing
* The University of Virginia's College at Wise
- Jefferson Scholars Program
Administered by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, a branch of U.Va.ís Alumni Association, the Jefferson Scholars Program seeks to award highly gifted students who combine the qualities that Mr. Jefferson championed: leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Each year approximately 35 students are awarded Jefferson Scholarships, with selection based entirely on merit. Jefferson Scholars excel in a wide range of endeavors, and they eagerly lend their talents and energies to the community around them.
- General University Scholarships
Student Financial Services provides a comprehensive list of scholarships available to University students.
- Center for Undergraduate Excellence
The Centerís site details 27 different scholarship and fellowship opportunities that are available to Uva students during or after their time at the University.
- Study Abroad Scholarships
The International Studies Office (ISO) provides information on a number of Study Abroad scholarships, including the ISO Scholarship for UVA undergraduates who participate in a UVA Abroad program during the fall, spring, summer or January term.
- Alumni Fund Scholarships
The UVA Alumni Association maintains a list of alumni-funded scholarships available to undergraduate students of all years, including rising first-year and transfer students.
- School of Architecture Fellowships
- College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships
- Curry School of Education Scholarships and Fellowships
- Schools of Nursing Scholarships