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University of Virginia Profile
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, UVA 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. U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Virginia the nation’s #1 public university (tied with Berkeley) and 21st among all public and private national universities. Only two other public universities are in the top 25: the University of California-Berkeley tied with U.Va. at 21st and the University of Michigan, 25th. Learn more about UVA.
John A. Blackburn
John A. Blackburn is the University of Virginia’s dean of admission.
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