U.Va. is a great place to study. And Charlottesville is a great place to live.
OK, you shouldn’t take my word for it. After all, I’m a graduate and employee of this fine institution, and a Charlottesville native.
But lots of other folks are saying so:
- Forbes magazine named U.Va. the top public university in the country, apart from the service academies (which don’t charge tuition, which sort of skews the affordability and debt part of the ranking equation), as reported in UVA Today.
- The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler features U.Va. and Monticello among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in an article titled “2012 World Wonders.”
(Nuts! I had a third example, a USA Today ranking of college towns that lists Charlottesville sixth, but upon closer inspection, it turns out to be two years old.)
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