Why UVa?

Charolettesville is located about 100 miles south of Washington, D.C. in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a population of around 50,000 residents, C’ville, or Hooville, is comprised of 18 distinct neighborhoods, which together provide a thriving, diverse, and cultured community.

Urban amenities including fine restaurants, breweries, art museums, and free concerts in the Downtown Mall are juxtaposed with the natural beauty of the Shenadoah National Park and Blue Ridge Mountains.

Charlotesville and the surrounding Albemarle County is rich with history: C’ville hosted two presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Monticello, the primary plantation, home, and resting place of Thomas Jefferson, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 3 miles south of the city. (Monticello appears on the US nickel and two dollar bill.)

The University of Virginia, considered one of the original “Public Ivies,” is consistently ranked one of the nation’s top public universities, with world-leading programs in business, law and English and cutting edge research programs in the social, basic, and biomedical sciences. C’ville and Albemarle County are also home to some of the top public and private primary schools.