University of Virginia

School Overview

In 1819 Thomas Jefferson fulfilled his lifelong ambition to create a new and better institution of higher learning. Nearly 200 years later the University continues this endless pursuit of better. As one of the top three U.S. public universities, we are committed to developing the full potential of talented students from all walks of life. Our enduring legacy of honor and student self-governance prepares tomorrow's leaders for the challenges they are sure to face.