August 29, 2006
The University of Virginia has been named by yet another magazine as one of the best schools in the nation, this time for African Americans.
Black Enterprise magazine named the university number 35 in it's list of the top 50 colleges for African-American students. The selection was based on the graduation rate for black students and the social atmosphere, among other criteria
"It's recognition of the fact that this is a wonderful institution, that it really is trying to provide the best possible academic and social environment for African American students, and it's being noticed around the country," Vice President of the Office of Diversity, William Harvey said.
UVA has an 86% graduation rate for African American students, the highest of any other public institution.