Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, UVA occupies a unique role in the education of our nation’s citizen-leaders. Today’s students take on that mantle as a member of one of the nation’s leading Universities committed to the humanities, basic sciences, the arts, and social sciences..
A dynamic approach to liberal arts education, each component of the College Curriculum has been meticulously designed to equip you with the questions you must ask, the skills you must acquire, and the approaches you must take in your future lives of engaged citizenship, purposeful vocation, and contributors to the greater good.
From the very moment you arrive on Grounds you will be learning from and interacting with acclaimed scholars and leaders across academic fields. Of note are the College Fellows, a rotating body of faculty who devote themselves to the Engagements' first-year experience.