Charlottesville consistently ranks as one of the top ten places to live in the United States in listings ranging from Kiplinger’s Magazine to Men’s Health Magazine to Cities Ranked and Rated. There are plenty of resources available to help prospective graduate students make up their own minds about the city and surrounding area.



The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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