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The University of Virginia.  Our eminent faculty.  And you.  Come join the brightest minds of the next generation of educators, leaders, researchers, practitioners and scholars.

  • The Lawn
  • Curry classroom
  • The Corner

Why Curry?

Here, you will find a wide variety of program offerings backed by a consistently high-level of expectation and excellence.  That variety brings with it tremendous opportunity.

We understand that discovering solutions for our communities means examining the challenges from every possible angle.  As a graduate student in the Curry School, you have access to scholars across the Curry School, across the University and across the globe. For example,

  • Youth-Nex brings together scholars and students from a wide variety of areas to address positive youth development.
  • Our academic programs have partnerships with U.Va.'s Darden School of Business, School of Medicine and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Whether it is working on a report for the United Nations or serving as a leader for Universitas 21, our students collaborate and network with scholars around the world.

What kind of student is a Curry student? Question asker. Partner seeker. Risk taker. Innovation creator.

Location, Location, Location

The accolades for this place just keep piling up.  A recent Harvard study named Charlottesville the happiest city in the United States.  Also, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named us a Top 5 New American Foodie Cities; Travel & Leisure, the 9th Favorite American Mountain Town, and Travelers Today ranked us the Best College Town in America. Oh, and that is all from the first half of 2014. (Want to see the full list?)

Arts, music, food, culture: Charlottesville has a big city feel in a small town setting.  Residents also have easy access to a variety of historical sites, including the homes of three former U.S. Presidents and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  And outdoor activities galore: camping, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing.  Hop in your car, and in no time you’re in Washington, D.C. or hanging out on the beach.  You can even relax on the train for a quick weekend in NYC.

Maybe these are the reasons many students choose to stick around here after graduation or return years later.

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