The University of Virginia is a highly selective public university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The university is known for its rigorous academic programs, beautiful grounds, and renowned architecture.
In fact, the University was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 under the name “Central College.” It was renamed the University of Virginia in 1824, and in 2018 it became the first American university to have a majority female undergraduate student body.
Moreover, the University of Virginia’s Grounds are known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The Lawn is a green space that stretches from the Rotunda to west end of campus near Monroe Park.
The Rotunda is a circular building that serves as the primary administrative center of the university. It was designed by architect Thomas Jefferson and completed in 1826. The Rotunda’s interior features classical Greek columns and a vaulted ceiling painted with scenes from Ancient Rome by Constantino Brumidi. The Rotunda also houses the University Art Museum, which showcases works from around the world to help students recognize different artistic styles and techniques over time periods spanning thousands of years.
The University’s motto is “Non Sibi Sed Omnibus” which translates to “Not for ourselves but all.” This motto reflects the University’s mission of serving the people of Virginia and beyond through its scholarship and research activities.
Today, UVA enrolls over 22,000 undergraduate students and over 8,000 graduate students from all 50 states and 100 countries around the world.