University of Virginia

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About University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a public research institution which was founded in 1819. With a total of 16,000 undergraduate enrollment, in a suburban setting, the size of the campus is 1,680 acres. It uses an academic calendar that is based on semesters.

The University of Virginia as a major research university offers large intellectual resources, but if fosters the sense of community, intimacy, and commitment to undergraduate life which is usually found in a smaller liberal arts college. Though the University of Virginia is a public research university which welcomes men and women of all backgrounds, it is also very selective and it attracts students who are looking for challenges. The motivation of students to achieve is combined with a culture of civility, openness, mutual support, and most of all, trust and integrity.

Balancing ' between first class education and cutting-edge scholarship, between rewarding activities and rigorous academics ' the University of Virginia provides an undergraduate experience with few equals.

In sports, the 'Cavaliers', unofficially referred to as 'Hoos' or 'Wahoos', are members of the NCAA Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference. They are very popular for their constantly dominant female and male lacrosse teams.

Almost 200 years after founding it, the University of Virginia remains at the forefront of the important interdisciplinary work carried out by students and faculty. This work is based on the innovative thinking and considerable resources of this top research institution, which is also the number 2 public university in the country.

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