University of Virginia In 2001-2002
U.S. News & World Report
The University is ranked the nation's number two public university
and twenty-first among all national universities.
Five schools at the University are ranked in the top twenty:
For the second consecutive year, the University's College at
Wise has been ranked the number two public college in the South
and is ranked third among liberal arts colleges whose graduates
complete their degrees while incurring the least amount of student
The University of Virginia has the highest retention and graduation
rate of any public institution and is ninth overall. No other public
university is ranked in the top fifteen.
In the U.S. News listing of "great schools at great prices,"
the University of Virginia and the University of Missouri-Columbia
are the top-ranked public universities, tied at eighth overall with
Dartmouth and MIT.
These medical specialties at the University were ranked by U.S.
News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals
Guide," published July 2001.
Pulmonary medicine 34th
The University Medical Center was ranked for the third year in a
row as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by Solucient,
a health information and benchmarking company.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2002 named U.Va. one of forty-three
The University At A Glance
First Professional (law and medicine) 1,608
On-Grounds Continuing Education 344
Virginia residents enrolled, all schools 10,842 (57.5%)
Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2001
Number of applicants, 15,052
First-year students enrolled, 2,980
The Undergraduate First-Year Class, Fall 2001
Asian American 12%
Hispanic American 3%
Citizens of countries
other than the U.S. 8%
The University offers 48 bachelor's degrees in 46 fields, 94
master's degrees in 64 fields, six educational specialist degrees,
55 doctoral degrees in 54 fields, and degrees in law and medicine.
One in ten of all master's degrees awarded by the University
is earned off-Grounds through the School of Continuing and Professional
Faculty and Staff
Full-time instructional and research faculty 1,904
Full- and part-time staff 9,704
Accesses to Electronic Texts 42,651,236
The University Library ranks 23rd in the Association of Research
Libraries, the top 112 university libraries in North America.
The University Library was ranked best in the country in the 2002
edition of The Best 331 Colleges, published by the Princeton Review.
Among the treasures to be found in the Library's Special
Thomas Jefferson papers, including his architectural drawings of
One of 25 copies from the first printing of the Declaration of Independence
One of the earliest printed atlases, Ptolemy's Cosmographia,
printed in 1475
Illuminated medieval manuscripts, among them 14th- and 15th-century
French and Flemish books of hours
A 1494 bound and illustrated edition of a letter from Christopher
Columbus describing his discovery of the New World
The Ingram Poe Collection, comprising more than 1,000 letters and
other materials assembled by Edgar Allan Poe biographer John Henry
Jorge Luis Borges Collection, the most important collection of his
writings, including rare copies of early works