The University of Virginia is a public, research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by United States Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson. It is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson’s Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
The University of Virginia meets 100% of demonstrated need. In addition to this, the Office of Admission selects students to receive the University Achievement Award, a tuition scholarship for students who exhibit high academic merit, leadership, and outstanding citizenship.
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
UVA provides a multitude of support resources for its students. For example, the Office of the Dean of Students has a First Generation Student Support team with deans that work specifically with first generation students. Multicultural Student Services–also under the Office of the Dean of Students–is another resource. MSS aims to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students. MSS provides co-curricular programs and culturally relevant services that are meant to empower students. For example, the Hispanic/Latinx Peer Mentoring Program is a program to assist in the transition of incoming students. Upon entering UVA, interested potential mentees are matched up with a current student who serves as a mentor. The Office of African-American Affairs assumes broad responsibility for the creation of a supportive environment for Black/African-American students on Grounds. OAAA also supports the Peer Advisor Program, which assists Black/African-American first-year and entering transfer students with their college transition by providing personalized, sensitive support, and counseling.