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Charlottesville, VA

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  • Her intellectual interests
  • Her favorite class
  • Volunteering efforts
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Braintree, MA

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  • Why she chose U.Va.?
  • The Curry School's Speech Pathology Program
  • Being in a sorority
  • Why she loves the Rotunda

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Richmond, VA

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  • Why he's interested in his major
  • Adjusting to his workload at U.Va.
  • His favorite professor
  • The tradition of the Lawn

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Vienna, VA

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  • Being involved in sorority life
  • Why she loves Archaeology
  • Her favorite professor
  • Studying something interdisciplinary

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Woodbridge, VA

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  • How she chose her majors
  • Being involved with the student radio station
  • Studying abroad in Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Her favorite professor

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Lexington, KY

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  • Being an ACC athlete
  • Why she chose Sociology
  • Her favorite professor
  • Having her viewpoints challenged

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Washington D.C.

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  • Getting involved in undergraduate research
  • Why he chose U.Va.
  • A favorite professor
  • His after graduation plans

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Somers, NY

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  • Why he loves acting
  • Choosing his classes
  • His favorite U.Va. traditions
  • Challenges he's faced at U.Va.

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Baltimore, MD

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  • His path in academia
  • Being in a small seminar
  • Student self-governance at U.Va.
  • Getting to know his professors

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Chapel Hill, NC

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  • His experiences with undergraduate research
  • Being a Distinguished Major
  • Working on The Cavalier Daily
  • His favorite class memories

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Richmond, VA

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  • Managing her time
  • Writing a thesis
  • Her favorite class
  • Plans for after graduation

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Norfolk, VA

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  • Being a president of a CIO
  • Traveling to Israel
  • Her favorite profesor
  • Things to do in Charlottesville

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Boothwyn, PA

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  • Why he chose his majors
  • Learning how to challenge himself
  • Being a University Guide
  • Students living on The Lawn

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Newport News, VA

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  • His first semester at UVa
  • His favorite class
  • Having dinner with a professor
  • Lighting of the Lawn

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Appomattox, VA

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  • Why he chose UVa
  • Opportunities with the Architecture School
  • His undergraduate research
  • Everything Charlottesville has to offer

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Norfolk, VA

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  • Why UVa
  • How he picked his major
  • Doing Comedy at UVa
  • Volunteering in a lab

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Charlottesville, VA

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  • Learning to manage his time
  • Why he chose his major
  • Traveling abroad
  • The professors in his department

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Oakton, VA

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  • Jefferson Public Citizens
  • Her favorite class
  • Why she loves The College
  • Her after graduation plans

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Potomac, MD

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  • Being a transfer student
  • His favorite class
  • Why he chose UVa
  • Interacting with his professors

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Fredericksburg, VA

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  • Studying abroad in Belgium
  • Her favorite professor
  • Her after graduation plans
  • UVa school spirit

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Lexington, VA

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  • Being in a BA/MT Program
  • Educational and social opportunities
  • The UVa "Bay Game"
  • The Virginia Film Festival

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Fairfax, VA

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  • Being in the Curry School
  • Scholarship and Professional Development
  • Student teaching in Ireland
  • Football games at UVa

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Castro Valley, CA

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  • Being in the Student Hip-Hop Organization
  • Jewish Religious Life Council
  • Studying abroad in Istanbul
  • The diversity of classes at UVa

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Roanoke, VA

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  • Challenges she's faced
  • The International Residential College
  • Studying a language
  • Her favorite professor

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Norton, VA

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  • Choosing her major
  • The Cavalier Marching Band
  • Her favorite class
  • Studying abroad in Lyon, France

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Vienna, VA

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  • Why she loves her major
  • Independent research projects
  • Charlottesville's restaurants
  • Her after graduation plans

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Fairfax, VA

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  • Being a double major
  • Why he chose UVa
  • Cultural organizations
  • Why he loves Arabic

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Tallahassee, FL

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  • Volunteering in Charlottesville
  • Studying abroad in Valencia, Spain
  • Having an interdisciplinary major
  • UVa's unique nomenclature

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Purcellville, VA

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  • Foreign cultural events
  • His favorite Italian class
  • His after graduation plans
  • What he loves in Charlottesville

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East Brunswick, NJ

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  • Being a double major
  • UVa's Mock Trial team
  • Lighting of the Lawn
  • His favorite Politics professors

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Ashburn, VA

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  • Academic Advising
  • His favorite classes so far
  • Pre-requisite Courses
  • Challenges at UVa

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Downington, PA

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  • How she chose her major
  • Challenges she's faced
  • Alternative Spring Break!
  • Studying abroad in Rome

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Roanoke, VA

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  • UVa's Engineering School
  • His undergraduate research
  • Her favorite classes
  • Interacting with professors

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Williamsburg, VA

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  • Being in the Cavalier Marching Band
  • Working in a lab
  • UVa Halloween traditions
  • Why she loves Classics

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Alexandria, VA

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  • How he chose his major
  • Adjusting to UVa
  • Having a major advisor
  • Favorite UVa traditions

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Herndon, VA

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  • Why she chose Mathematics
  • Being on University Programs Council
  • Her favorite class
  • UVa traditions

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Woodbridge, VA

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  • Getting involved with Student Government
  • Her favorite classes
  • UVa Football traditions
  • Learning to manage her time

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Clintwood, VA

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  • Why UVa
  • His favorite thing about The College
  • Challenges he's faced
  • German course options

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Ashburn, VA

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  • Why she chose Nursing
  • Ballroom Dancing Club at UVa
  • UVa traditions
  • Her after graduation plans

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Chantilly, VA

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  • The Architecture School at UVa
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Her favorite Charlottesville things
  • Taking design focused courses

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Purcellville, VA

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  • How he chose his major
  • Joining a club sport
  • His favorite classes
  • His favorite UVa traditions

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Bowling Green, KY

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  • The Echols Scholars Program
  • Being in A Capella
  • Getting involved in undergraduate research
  • Her after graduation plans

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Ashburn, VA

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  • The Batten School!
  • Her involvement with Persian Cultural Society
  • The University Internship Program
  • Her favorite professor at UVa

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Alexandria, VA

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  • Undergraduate Research
  • Working on a thesis
  • Why UVa
  • Balancing her activities

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Fredericksburg, VA

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  • Finding her academic calling
  • Student literary magazines
  • Study abroad in Dublin
  • Her favorite professor

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Allentown, PA

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  • Why UVa
  • Balancing her activities
  • Virginia Mock Trial
  • Her favorite physics class

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Oakton, VA

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  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • University Programs Council
  • Her plans for after graduation
  • The Downtown Mall

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Washington, D.C.

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  • Service fraternities
  • Language classes at UVa
  • Her favorite professor
  • Charlottesville's restaurants!

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Woodbridge, VA

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  • Being in ROTC
  • His favorite UVa traditions
  • The Engineering School
  • Why UVa

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Stafford, VA

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  • Why he chose UVa
  • Challenges he's faced
  • Undergraduate research
  • Being a T.A.

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Richmond, VA

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  • Living in a Language House
  • Studying abroad in Spain
  • His favorite classes
  • Having dinner with a professor

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Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Why she chose UVa
  • Challenges she's faced
  • Her favorite professor
  • Things to do in Charlottesville

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Alexandria, VA

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  • Studying a language at UVa
  • His favorite professors
  • Concerts in Charlottesville
  • His plans for the future

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Lexington, VA

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  • Dialogue at UVa
  • Studying abroad, twice!
  • Learning to balance life
  • His favorite classes

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Kinnelon, NJ

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  • Applying his studies
  • Undergraduate research
  • His favorite professors
  • The Charlottesville Farmer's Market

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Sleepy Hollow, NY

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  • UVa's Dance Minor
  • Studying abroad in Argentina
  • Her favorite things in Charlottesville
  • UVa community spirit

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Bedford, TX

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  • Extra curricular activities
  • Engineering professors
  • After graduation plans
  • Exploring Charlottesville

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Fishersville, VA

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  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Being a tour guide
  • His favorite professor
  • UVA traditions

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Portland, OR

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  • His UVA involvement
  • The people he works with
  • Undergraduate research
  • Studying abroad in Germany

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Sterling, VA

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  • Undergraduate research
  • Interacting with professors
  • After graduation plans
  • Activities he's involved with

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Charlottesville, VA

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  • Being in A Capella
  • His favorite professors
  • Lighting of the Lawn
  • Working with ancient texts

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Independence, VA

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  • Transitioning to UVa
  • Getting involved with theatre
  • Her favorite classes
  • How her outlook has changed

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Richmond, VA

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  • Research opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Favorite U.Va. traditions
  • Planning to attend medical school

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Norfolk, VA

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  • Why she chose Statistics
  • Finding her niche
  • Being an Honor Educator
  • Working in a lab

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Richmond, VA

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  • The poetry writing concentration
  • Summer Study Abroad in Oxford
  • Working with Rita Dove
  • Favorite things about Charlottesville

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Fredericksburg, VA

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  • Being in Gospel Choir
  • Getting involved with research
  • Studying the brain
  • Her favorite professor

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State Department-Everywhere!

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  • Volunteering opportunities at UVa
  • Peer Health Education!
  • Studying Abroad in China
  • Her favorite classes

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Bristow, VA

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  • UVA's Art Department
  • Managing her work ethic
  • After graduation plans
  • Favorite Charlottesville moments

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Reston, VA

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  • Appreciating general College requirements
  • Why she loves Media Studies
  • Getting involved in the Arts
  • Studying abroad in Dublin

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Winston-Salem, NC

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  • Why he chose U.Va.
  • Finding his interests
  • Getting lunch with a professor
  • After graduation plans

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RyanS
Springfield, VA

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  • Getting involved in research
  • Studying abroad (twice!)
  • Serving as an EMT
  • Intramural and club sports

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Starkville, MS

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  • Studying abroad in China
  • Why she chose U.Va.
  • A favorite professor
  • Comedy troupes at U.Va.

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Sam
Falls Church, VA

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  • Favorite things to do in Charlottesville
  • What made U.Va. different
  • Favorite activities
  • His best memory from his first year

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When Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, he wanted each building in his Academical Village to represent a branch of learning. To this day, the buildings house both students and faculty members. They reinforce the idea that all learning is connected and that all subject areas have merit. At U.Va., teaching and learning are not hierarchical processes; they are things faculty and students undertake together.

U.Va. prides itself on maintaining a low student-teacher ratio, promoting faculty research that then feeds back into and enriches classroom learning, and offering undergraduate and graduate students alike plenty of opportunities for individualized discussion.

On top of its focus on student-driven learning, the University has a strong reputation for encouraging research—even to the point of offering students grants to pursue individual projects. Our relative smaller size allows us to offer an experience that is not just broad, but deep. Around 90% of our classes are taught by professors, and our overall vibe is one of accessibility plus possibility.

For a list of all departments, schools, and academic programs at U.Va., please click here.

First-year students apply to one of four undergraduate schools: Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Engineering, or Nursing or to the Kinesiology program in the Curry School of Education. Students interested in other programs in the School of Education, the McIntire School of Commerce, or the Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy apply for those schools after one or two years in the College of Arts and Sciences. Please see the schools’ websites for more details.