Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia is one of the most amazing schools in Virginia, and the country for that matter. UVA is the only North American college or university designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which means it is preserved as a "site of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind." Located in Charlottesville, VA, rated one of the top cities to live in America in 2004, UVA is consistently at the top of the public school rankings list. UVA is situated near 'the Corner' which is home to a multitude of restaurants, collegiate merchandise shops, and bars, including 'the Biltmore,' which was rated the number one college bar in America by Playboy.com. UVA is also home to over 30 national fraternity chapters and 16 national sorority chapters. UVA's grounds have been graced by such public figures as Queen Elizabeth II, Desmond Tutu, the Dalali Lama, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. UVA also attracts many major performing artists, namely the Rolling Stones, the Roots, Dave Matthews Band, and Eric Clapton. The Virginia Cavaliers have won 16 recognized NCAA National Championships, 13 of them since 1980, with at least two national titles each in five different sports.
In summary, I can't wait until the fall to go back to UVA.
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