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Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819 to "shed light on the public mind." As one of our founding fathers, Jefferson saw The University as a way to secure the future of a country. In the first year of The University, 1825, it opened doors to 123 students. UVa now offers 51 undergraduate degrees in 47 fields to over 13,000 undergraduate students along with over 7,000 graduate students.
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Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia and is located 115 miles southwest of Washington D.C. Charlottesville has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States in publications such as Forbes, Outside Magazine, Money Magazine, Cities Ranked and Rated, and USA Today. Charlottesville is accessible by car from I-64 or I-66 via Rt. 29. One can get to Charlottesville by air by direct flights into Charlottesville-Albemarle County Airport. Richmond International Airport is also located about an hour outside Charlottesville and Washington Dulles International Airport is located about two hours from campus. An Amtrak station is also located in Charlottesville, which offers daily train into the city.
The NCAA has extensive rules on how coaches may recruit prospective student-athletes and UVa is committed to abiding by the rules of the NCAA as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Compliance Department at UVa is designed to provide you with information that will be useful as you make the decision to become a Cavalier student-athlete. Below you will find several resources that summarize those rules and provide information helpful to you during this process.
NCAA Quest Begins for Iceland NativeTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/18A three-time ACC champion in the hammer throw, Virginia junior Hilmar Jonsson competes Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in Tampa, Fla.Lynch Shines Again in His Season FinaleBaseball5/23/18In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior left-hander Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday against Florida State in the ACC tournament.UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Todd Morgan Named SE Region Women's COY
Track & Field, Cross Country | 11/17/2015
Virginia women's cross country coach Todd Morgan has been named the 2015 U.S. Track & Field and...
Virginia Adds Bleser, Favero, Gullickson With Signing Class
W. Tennis | 11/17/2015
Virginia added a trio of five-star athletes with the latest signing class as head coach Mark...
Jeff White: Early Test Exposes Cavaliers' Flaws
M. Basketball | 11/17/2015
After losing 73-68 Monday night to George Washington in Washington, D.C., sixth-ranked Virginia...
Virginia Downs Norfolk State, 86-50, in Home Opener
W. Basketball | 11/16/2015
Seven players finished the game in double figures including Faith Randolph who...
Virginia Rowing Announces 2016 Schedule
W. Rowing | 11/17/2015
Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer announced the Cavaliers' 2015 schedule on Tuesday (Nov. 17...
Virginia Earns 35th Straight NCAA Tournament Berth
M. Soccer | 11/16/2015
Virginia (9-4-3) plays host to Rider (14-5-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in a first-round match...
Farm Bureau Insurance Coach's Corner with Mike London...
Football | 11/17/2015
The weekly "Coach's Corner with Mike London" radio program, presented by Virginia Farm Bureau...
Kickoff for UVA-Virginia Tech Game to Be Announced Nov. 21
Football | 11/16/2015
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the start time for Virginia's Nov. 28 home football...
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