University of Virginia - Rankings

The University of Virginia (U.Va. or UVA) is a top ranking public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. The University was chartered by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1819. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees.

Rankings:

- Rated 2nd Best Public University and 24th among Best Public/Private National Universities (tied with UCLA) by U.S. News & World Report (2010). In addition the University’s McIntire School of Commerce is placed 6th for Management; 8th for Finance;  8th for Marketing; 13th for Accounting. Darden Graduate School of Business Administration is rated 8th for Management; 15th for Executive MBA; and 19th for Marketing.

- Ranked 3rd among more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities across the nation for "best value", according to an annual ranking by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine (2010).

- 10th nationally in having the most Peace Corps volunteers, according to the corps' annual list of "Top Producing Colleges and Universities" (2010).

- U.S. News also announced its rankings of Best Graduate Engineering Programs (2010), the School of Engineering and Applied Science is ranked 37th. Other specialty rankings include: Biomedical Engineering (12th), Materials Science (25th), Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical (32nd), Chemical Engineering (33rd), Computer Engineering (33rd), Civil Engineering (36th), Mechanical Engineering (40th), Electrical/Electronic/Communications (41st).

- Darden is ranked 14th in the US and 31st in the world according to The Financial Times ranking of the world's top MBA programs 2010. In addition the FT ranked Darden 1st in the world in the area of General Management and 5th in the world in Corporate Social Responsibility.

- 24th globally in the EIU MBA Ranking 2009.

- The 2009 U.S. News & World report ranked the University of Virginia College at Wise No. 4 for 2010 among liberal art colleges in the Least Debt category.

- The University of Virginia offers students the best education for their money of all the nation's public universities, according to "Best Value Colleges for 2009" by The Princeton Review and USA TODAY.

- BusinessWeek ranked the McIntire School of Commerce as the No. 1 undergraduate business program in the country (2009).

- Forbes released a biennial survey of America's best business schools and ranked Darden 9th in the nation (August 2009).

-The Princeton Review has ranked the faculty at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business as the best in the business (2009).

- U.Va. made the list of the 50 Top Colleges for African Americans in the September 2008 issue of Black Enterprise magazine.

- It was one of only four public institutions among the list of "New Ivies" (Newsweek/Kaplan "How to Get Into College" Guide 2007 edition).

- In 1995, the National Research Council evaluated 274 institutions and placed the following U.Va.'s graduate programs in the top 10: English Department (4th), Spanish and Portuguese (5th), Religious Studies Department (6th), German Department (8th), Physiology Department (9th).

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