University of Virginia

WORLD RANK

2012-13
118

Charlottesville, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    55.0
  • Teaching
    55.9
  • International outlook
    27.9
  • Industry income
    48.6
  • Research
    43.0
  • Citations
    73.5

Known as "Thomas Jefferson's university", it was conceived by him in 1800 and founded 19 years later. Some of today's 20,000-plus students, in the charge of around 2,100 faculty, are said to dabble in long-established secret societies (Seven, IMP and Z, for example).