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University of Virginia

Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
434-924-0311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Walking
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Princeton, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
63 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After learning about this school on the tour of Jefferson's house we just had to stop by and wall the campus. There was construction going on, but you could still get the feel of what it could have been like when this school first opened.

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washington, dc
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful campus but huge, really huge. Students friendly but a sadness due to he disappearance of a student early in the school year.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We took a free tour form a third year volunteer student named Catherine, who did a great job highlighting the main parts of the lawn and rotunda, even though it was closed for renovation. Her comments on various parts of the Academic village added much insight. A must visit

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

UVa is a great academic village. Academically, it is consistently ranked as a top three public university and its law school and business schools (both McIntire and Darden) are nationally ranked top 10-ish or better. However, I would say the beauty of its campus would rank even higher than its academic ranking. Walking on the lawn in the fall when... More

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Montcaret, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoyed wandering around the university with its elegant buildings. The Lawn, with its student accommodation on either side was a delightful place, especially with the rocking chairs outside each door! We even found Edgar Allen Poe's old room, just outside the main Lawn area. Allegedly, Jefferson was very proud of his creation and I have to say it looks... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
75 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Pity the Rotunda is under construction as the students usually give the kids on Halloween their candy there ..and that's quite a day. I spent a lot of time years ago while dating someone at college there. Always thought it was a great place with great building's and very lively. Lots of hustle bustle...very nostalgic when I go back there... More

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Lakewood
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Just a quick trip down memory lane for husband. Glad we picked up the book Lawns. Explainations helped give us an orientation.

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chesapeake, virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Coincidentally was in town on a football weekend. Big crowds yet still a quiet beauty to the campus itself. So much history still respected by modern-day students.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Was on campus when the students changed classes and the sidewallks felt that I was in NY City, they were so crowded, love the atmosphere. Rotunda being renovated but all buildings are awesome, liked seeing the student rooms on both sides of the rotunda with real original fire places in the rooms. How awesome to have a dorm room like... More

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Vinton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The academics here are excellent. The atmosphere is snobbish . The students make terrible guides, even for giving simple directions. You can, however, feel Jefferson's presence in the architecture

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