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Address: Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
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Campus Visit - what an Impressive School!

We had heard how nice "the Grounds" aka campus, were at University of Virginia (UVA), but it was exceeding our expectations. It is a truly impressive school, rich in tradition... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had heard how nice "the Grounds" aka campus, were at University of Virginia (UVA), but it was exceeding our expectations. It is a truly impressive school, rich in tradition and academically, it has few peers. You would be lucky (especially if you're out of state) to say that your son or daughter is a student at UVA.

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hoping to get back there soon. The campus is always clean and well maintained. Park around the Fine Arts buildings for best value on weekend if you can't find an open spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful campus. I was surprised to find several intact pieces of the Berlin Wall on display on campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love UVA!!! Love AFROTC!!! Hope my son chooses this wonderful school, great campus, very friendly students always offering to help us find where we were going and great admissions staff!! Love UVA!!!

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The University is historical and deserves a tour if you are in the area. I was there in 1976 and it has changed dramatically.

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured the Academical Village with a student guide on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. The guide brought history to life for s with the stories he told. We then returned, two days later, to explore more on our own. The campus was designed by Thomas Jefferson and the college he envisioned was revolutionary for its time. I highly recommend a... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When Thomas Jefferson designed the Rotunda it was for student use, every day! It was the library and study center. When I was a student in the seventies, the Rotunda was usually locked up and only used for special events. The Rotunda has now returned to it's original use. Students can use the study tables, check out books on the... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We wanted to see the buildings and general layout of the University after being so impressed with Monticello. Jefferson's plans for the University were obvious and impressive. It was a great visit even without entering any of the buildings. The town surrounding the University was typical of a college town and also added to the enjoyment of the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Walking around UVA is very accessible, and it's got a very pretty campus. You can explore a lot on your own, but I recommend trying to find a guide if at all possible to gain a better historical perspective.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The campus is beautiful and cohesive. It was interesting to learn Jefferson's vision for the university. You can really feel the history here, and the students seem so proud of the school's history.

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