College News and Fun Facts: University of Virginia

UVA doesn’t refer to students as freshmen, sophomores, ect, but rather first-years, second-years and so on. Source

Many refer to the campus as “grounds.” Source

Painting Beta Bridge. The first documented painting of the bridge occurred in late fall 1926, when the College Topics reported that a group of students had “splashed bright green paint over the new bridge on Rugby Road.” For many years, students painted celebratory sports scores on the bridge, just as their predecessors had adorned the train trestle at the Corner since it had been erected in 1901. Source

  • Color: Orange and Navy Blue
  • Mascot: Cavalier
  • Admit Rate: 26.5% (Class of 2022). Read more