About UVA & Charlottesville

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is home to approximately 18,000 undergraduates, 7,860 graduate students, and 1,700 students in either medical or law school. Admissions is highly selective with an undergraduate acceptance rate of 22.6% in 2020.

In the annual U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of best colleges, the University of Virginia continues to hold its own and consistently ranks as one of the five best public universities in the country. UVA continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public or private.

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UVA Rotunda at Dusk

UVA Medical Center

  • UVA Cancer Center is designated as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. As one of 52 NCI designated cancer programs in the nation, and the only one in Virginia, UVA is a leader in cancer treatments and research.
  • The 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates University of Virginia Medical Center as the #1 Children’s Hospital, and #2 Medical Center in Virginia. UVA was also designated as “High Performing” in 6 specialties, and 14 conditions/procedures.

Living in Charlottesville

Settled in the 18th century on a hill overlooking the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was named in honor of Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. The scenic Blue Ridge Mountains serve as a backdrop to the city, 110 miles from Washington, D.C. and 70 miles from the state capitol, Richmond.

There’s something here for everyone. While you are visiting, interviewing, or moving and settling in, we hope you’ll explore the many attractions and services of the area.

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