University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a public research university serving 15,900 undergraduate and 6,500 postgraduate students based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Considered one of the best college towns in the United States, check out the latest festivals and events planned in Charlottesville.
Famous "Cavalier" alumni include Bill Nelson – NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator, Robert Mueller – Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Paul Tudor Jones – President and founder Tudor Investment Corporation and the Robin Hood Foundation, Linda Fairstein – prosecutor of sex crimes in Manhattan and best-selling author of crime novels, Katie Couric – anchor of CBS Evening News and former host of NBC's The Today Show, Ron Suskind - Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Tina Fey – creator, writer, producer and actor, and Val Ackerman – founder and former president of WNBA, and current commissioner of the Big East Conference.
Top 5 Parent Picks when visiting the University of Virginia:
Plan a visit to Monticello, a UNESCO World Heritage site offering daily tours.
Explore one of the many Vineyards, Breweries & Cideries throughout Albemarle County.
Escape to Shenandoah National Park.
Get tickets to an athletic game.
A favorite restaurant when parents are in town is Ivy Inn and if you love burgers, try Citizen Burger.
Stay at the Graduate Hotel and grab a drink at Heirloom, the rooftop restaurant and bar.
Martha is a 4th year student from Staunton Virginia. One quirky fact about Martha..."I'm a university guide!"
Libby is a second year student from Lunenburg, Virginia. One quirkyfact about Libby..."I am ambidextrous!"
Fun fact about UVA:
Martha - UVA was once shamed for being a "godless institution" because it was the first university that was not centered around a church!
Libby - At UVA, we call our campus "Grounds". Our freshmen are referred to as "first-years", seniors are "fourth-years", etc.
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot:
Martha - Moe's BBQ.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
Martha - Roots Natural Kitchen.
Sushi Spot and Your Go to Roll:
Martha - Now and Zen, The Spider Roll.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Martha - The Lawn.
Libby - The Lawn.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Martha - The Florida Keys.
Libby - The Caribbean!