Anne Smith (left), Virginia Clean Marina Coordinator, tells students it takes 450 years for plastic bottles to decompose. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Anne Smith (left), Virginia Clean Marina Coordinator, tells students it takes 450 years for plastic bottles to decompose. ©Janet Krenn/VASG
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Did you know it takes longer for fishing wire to decompose than an aluminum can?

Can you name some of the fish that are part of Virginia’s Saltwater Game Fish Tagging Program?

These are just some of the things students who participated in 2011 Urbanna Oyster Festival Marine Science Legacy Day heard about at the VIMS booth, led by members of Virginia Sea Grant’s Marine Extension Program at VIMS. After talking to students about marine debris and the Game Fish Tagging Program, Anne Smith (Clean Marina Specialist) and Susanna Musick (Marine Recreation Specialist) led students in a fishing game. Students would use a rod and reel to pull in either a fish or a type of marine debris. Then they’d take their catch over to a table to look up information about it.

The Urbanna Oyster Festival Marine Science Legacy Day brings hundreds of elementary school students to Urbanna, VA to learn about science, conservation, and issues in the Chesapeake Bay.

For more information about Virginia Sea Grant and our educational activities, visit vaseagrant.vims.edu

How hard is University of Virginia admissions for out of state students?

Question by Jack P: How hard is University of Virginia admissions for out of state students?
Hey Guys,

I was wondering what is the acceptance rate for University of Virginia. I am an out of state student living in Texas and UVA is one of my dream schools. Here are my stats:

Grade: Senior (class of 2011)
Race: Sri Lankan (Asian Minority)
Rank: 28/600
GPA: 3.92 unweighed (I don’t know my weighed)
School/Class Type: Public/Mostly Competitive
SAT: 1800 (620 M, 580 CR, 600 W)
ACT: 31
SAT II’s: 650 (Math Level 2), 620 (US History)
AP: 4’s and 3’s (US History, English Literature, English Language, World History)
Extra-Curriculars: Business Professionals Of America (Vice President), HOSA, JSA (Founder of chapter), National Honor Society, Aerospace Club (Founder), Math Club, Chess Club, Student Council (Community Service Chair), Asian-American Students Association (historian), Youth Leadership Organization (President/Founder), Intern with FUNCEDESCRI Organization (Raise money for malnourished countries like Guatemala), Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Soccer (Captain)
Honors/Awards: Nominated to join the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Defense, Participated and Nominated in NASA Texas Aerospace Scholars Program, AP Scholar, Honor Roll, 2nd Place BPA Regionals for Video Production/Financial Math, 6th Place UIL Academics Competition District for Social Studies and Current Events
Community Service: Volunteer with JPS Health Network Hospital, Carter Bloodcare Blood Drives, and Public Library (275+ Hours and counting)
Senior Courseload: AP Biology, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB & BC (block class), AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, Engineering Design, Soccer, Independent Study in AP Microeconomics
Possible Hooks: First Generation College Student

I am planning to major in either history or political thought/social thought. Another question I had was do out of state admittances mostly come from the south (texas, louisiana, georgia etc) or eastern united states (delaware, maryland, pennsylvania)?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by ownpool
The general UVA undergraduate acceptance rate is 32%.

Virginia residence is a very important admission criterion.

Your SAT scores are below the 25th percentile in all three parts so they should not be submitted. If you apply, only the ACT score should be submitted.

Your chances of admission are probably slim given the strong in-state preference and your ACT score being around the 65th percentile. An ACT score above the 80th percentile might make a difference.

No out of state public university is worth the high out of state tuition in any case.

You will receive as good an education for much less money at the University of Texas-Austin.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Singapore Students Association – University of Virginia

Welcome Singapore students accepted to the University of Virginia! We, the members of the Singapore Student Association (SSA), congratulate you on your accomplishments! Please enjoy this short video to help you get to know the University a bit better as you make your decision. We hope to meet you in person soon!

UVA Today: Studying Why Students Die

In this week’s UVA Today segment, Dr. James Turner of the Elson Student Health Center visited the Newsplex to talk about a new study that takes an unprecedented look at deaths on college campuses. UVa researchers collected data from 160 colleges and universities and found that suicide is the most common cause of death among college students. While the college suicide rate has not increased in the last 25 years, the number of alcohol-related deaths have gone down. “I suspect we’ve done a good job of educating students about safer and more responsible uses of alcohol. It’s not to say it’s still not an important public health issue,” said Dr. James Turner, Director of the Elson Student Health Center. Dr. Turner also credits school counseling services for detecting cases of major depression, which he says could suggest why the suicide rate has remained steady.

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Guards Keep Riders Out, Students In

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Guards Keep Riders Out, Students In
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Patrick Henry College students, shown in background, were prevented from speaking with Equality Riders at the edge a campus on lockdown.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

Saudi National Day 2011 (2) – students prepare

Studio copy of report for KSA2 – Saudi Arabian English-language television Youth Club program. Intro: There are almost 50000 Saudis enrolled today at American colleges and universities. And even though they are thousands of kilometers from their homes, many will be celebrating Saudi National Day. More in this report from Washington: Cues: – Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Ambassador to the United States – Maznah Alrobayan,, 4th year marketing student, Marymount U, Virginia – Dona Rajab, 2nd year student in fashion design, Marymount U, Virginia – Maznah Alrobayan, 4th year marketing student, Marymount U, Virginia – Maznah Alrobayan, 4th year marketing student, Marymount U, Virginia – Ibrahim Almjel, 3rd year marketing student, Marymount U, Virginia – Maznah Alrobayan, 4th year marketing student, Marymount U, Virginia
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Virginia Tech students exhibit Web software projects for businesses

Virginia Tech students exhibit Web software projects for businesses
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Business information technology assistant professor Alan Abrahams (left) helps students prepare their displays at the fall 2010 BIT Senior Showcase.

WVWC Students In Free Enterprise

My submission for the “I Am Free Enterprise” Video Contest, sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce. For my entry, I featured the West Virginia Wesleyan College Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team, which recently won its eigth regional title in eleven years and earned the right to compete with 139 other colleges and universities in the USA National SIFE competition in Minneapolis, MN on May 11-13. GO BOBCATS! For more information, visit www.sife.org.
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X connectivity software delivers information to university students’ PCs. (University of Virginia at Charlottesville): An article from: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

X connectivity software delivers information to university students’ PCs. (University of Virginia at Charlottesville): An article from: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

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From the supplier: University of Virginia at Charlottesville has an Academic Computing Center with a network to deliver information to PC desktops throughout the campus. Students have access to a variety of applications, as well as the university library’s online electronic text library and archive. The network uses the X Windowing System to let different platforms share information and applications. The X Window System is a de facto standard for network computing, particularly for UNIX workstations, mainframes and minicomputers. X Windows is contributing to the growth of the Internet, because it provides high-performance Internet access via UNIX hosts. X desktop users can also connect to Xmosaic and other Internet clients running on Unix hosts.

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Title: X connectivity software delivers information to university students’ PCs. (University of Virginia at Charlottesville)
Publication: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) (Refereed)
Date: October 1, 1994
Publisher: T.H.E. Journal, LLC
Volume: v22 Issue: n3 Page: p83(2)

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