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How to Write Your Way into UVA

How to Write Your Way into UVA

In college admissions, essays can serve as the tipping point. Here are some tips, pointers and actual essays that recently made the cut.

How to write an admission essay so good that UVA’s deans can’t wait to meet you.

July 15, 2019

A Good Example of Great

A Good Example of Great

President James E. Ryan (Law '92) shares how he hopes UVA can be an example of excellence paired with purpose.

Summer 2019

Scaling Up

Scaling Up

A quest to take experiential learning to new heights

A law school climb to Everest base camp could set a new baseline in global learning.

Summer 2019

A New Corner for UVA

A New Corner for UVA

Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with hotel, conference center

Ambitious plans to remake Emmet/Ivy area start with a hotel and conference center.

Summer 2019

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Celebrating the past two centuries. And the next.

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.

Winter 2018

An Unflinching Report

An Unflinching Report

Slavery Commission chronicles a difficult past

The President's Commission on Slavery and the University releases its final report and recommends further action after 5 years of research.

Winter 2018

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

And just what is it about this place

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

Winter 2018

Hero or Villain, Both and Neither

Hero or Villain, Both and Neither

Appraising Thomas Jefferson, 200 years later

A Pulitzer historian assesses what we are to make of UVA’s founder, 200 years hence.

Winter 2018

The Class of the Classroom

The Class of the Classroom

From the beginning, teaching has been part of UVA’s DNA. Here are some of your favorite professors through the years.

At a University that raises teaching to an art form, we applaud some of the virtuosos.

Winter 2018

From the Editor

From the Editor

UVA’s Unfolding Story, in Acrylic on Birch

Editor S. Richard Gard Jr. provides a preview of the magazine’s Winter offerings.

Winter 2018

Shaping the Future Together

Shaping the Future Together

President James E. Ryan shares his vision for the University, informed by UVA alumni and community members.

Winter 2018

What Lies Ahead for Higher Ed

What Lies Ahead for Higher Ed

UVA has distinct advantages as it enters its next century. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.

UVA has clear advantages entering its next century. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.

Winter 2018

On Common Grounds

On Common Grounds

An incomplete list of notable alumni who shared the University

The giants among us: A roundup of alumni who walked from the Lawn to prominence.

Winter 2018

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Highlights

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of never-before compiled data reveal about the UVA Honor System.