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The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a public research university that was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson, who is known as the father of the university was UVA’s first president, and served on the universities original governing board, which was known as the Board of Visitors, along with James Monroe and James Madison.

UVA offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as educational specialist and professional degrees. The university’s schools and colleges include:

  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Curry School of Education
  • Darden School of Business
  • Mcintyre School of Commerce
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • College at Wise

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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