The University ranks No. 2 nationally among medium-sized schools (fewer than 15,000 undergraduates) in the Peace Corps’ annual rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. UVA has 44 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers worldwide. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, more than 1,100 UVA alumni have served.
Before granting women full admission to the College, UVA needed a little persuading—in the form of a federal lawsuit.