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Facts About U.Va. and the World

Spring 2011 International
Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduate Students - 1,315
  • Graduate Students - 856
  • Professional Students - 294

Top Ten Countries of Origin
Undergraduate Students

China
329
South Korea
183
India
108
Canada
44
United Kingdom
37
Thailand
35
France
28
Singapore
27
Taiwan
19
Ethiopia
18

Top Ten Countries of Origin
Graduate Students

China
373
India
143
South Korea
59
Poland
40
Canada
39
Thailand
35
Taiwan
27
Germany, UK
23
Turkey
21
Japan
20

U.Va. ranks among the top 20 U.S. “large colleges and universities” in number of Peace Corps volunteers. Since the inception of the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 1,000 U. Va. alumni have served. 

U.Va. offers instruction in 23 foreign languages. Residential learning opportunities are available for students studying French, Russian, Spanish, German, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Italian, Japanese or Persian.

Applications from international students increased 23% from 2011 to 2012.

The UVaClubs network is worldwide, with 17 international alumni and parent clubs on 5 continents.

U.Va. alumni live and work in 123 countries.

Close to 2,000 U.Va students complete part of their degree work abroad-engaging in study, research or service. 37% of the undergraduate class of 2010 studied abroad.

In the 2010-11 academic year, approximately 2,500 students who are citizens of countries other than the U.S. studied at the University. Approximately 1,300 were undergraduates and 1,150 were graduate and professional students. (02/03/2012)

The University's International Residential College is a living and learning residence for undergraduate students seeking a global perspective.

U.Va. students, faculty and staff come from 142 countries. 260 U.Va. faculty (11% of the faculty) are international. The professional staff includes 382 internationals, and 92 members of the non-professional staff are international.

The University has more than 160 international student organizations, or Contracted Independent Organizations, that span the cultural, social, and political spectrum. Click here to learn more.

The University has many distinguished scholarship recipients: 

Churchill: 4
Fulbright: 118
Gates/Cambridge: 1
Luce: 9
Marshall: 6
Mitchell: 4
Rhodes: 47
Truman: 28

 

Updated in February 2012.