BLUEPRINT | UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
WHY BLUEPRINT AT UVA
190 McCormick Rd. – Charlottesville, VA 22904 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
The University of Virginia is one of the finest public universities in the country and is located in a perfect college town, Charlottesville, Virginia. The brainchild of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the University was founded in 1819 and quickly became one of the finest institutions in the country. The University is highly competitive with more than 90% of incoming freshmen ranking in the top 10% of their high school class.
UVA is one of the original Public Ivies and has the sole distinction of being the only university campus in the U.S. that is a designated World Heritage Site. In U.S. News and World Report’s National rankings in 2013, the publication listed UVA as the 2nd best Public Ivy, tied with UCLA.
2017 PROGRAM DATES
|1-Week Program Dates: July 9 to July 15|
|Registration Now Open|
|2-Week Program Dates:July 9 to July 22|
|Registration Now Open|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ UVA – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at their pre-college summer program! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee! We do suggest a little “walk around” money if students want to pick up snacks and things like that, but unless you want us to meet your student at the airport or your course has a small lab fee to cover materials, your program tuition covers absolutely everything! Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at UVA is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
UVA’s designated airport is Charlottesville-Albemarle (CHO). Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint’s Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
Blueprint Summer Programs at University of Virginia offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our Core Four – Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Forensic Science – are available at all program schools. We also offer six Career Courses that vary by location. These courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2017 Blueprint Courses at UVA
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Law
It takes everyone within the legal system – lawyer, judge, bailiff, stenographer, police officer, prison guard and more – to help uphold the common good and ensure justice is served. Where might you fit in? This intensive class will provide an overview of our legal system. Even more importantly, though, it will provide you with insights and a plan for your future education and career. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Computer Science
PC gamers and gurus already know: our tech-driven economy (and entertainment, and environment) has given rise to entirely new opportunities in computer science. Forget endless hours of keying code. You’ll explore a little of everything! Software engineering. App development. Information technology. Web design. And so much more! Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
Charlottesville is the perfect place to be if you love life in a classic college town! About 2 hours southwest of D.C., Charlottesville is full of restaurants, theaters and historic sites. We’ll take full advantage of the town during your program so get ready for some new adventures with your friends and the Blueprint Staff!
- Where You’ll Live | UVA Residence Halls
UVA has some of the most beautiful, historic and also modern facilities in the country. You’ll reside in UVA’s gorgeous dormitories off the rotunda with other Blueprint students and staff members during your program and you’ll leave amazed!
- UVA’s Beautiful Campus
Jefferson was completely thorough when he helped pen the Declaration of Independence, but he was just as calculating planning UVA’s “Academical Village” as he called it. Built on land purchased from James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States, UVA is as bucolic as it is beautiful. Beware: Step foot on this campus and you might not ever want to leave!
- A Perfect Location | Charlottesville, VA
We can’t say enough about Charlottesville and if you’re thinking about joining us at UVA we’re sure you’ve already heard what a great town it is. It bustles but it’s quiet. It’s fun but not demanding. It’s safe but not boring. We love Charlottesville and know you will too!
- Top-Notch Facilities
We’ll use them all so you know what it’s like to be a true Virginia Cavalier! UVA has all the modern conveniences of any academic powerhouse and quite a few that will surprise you too. Living on this campus with Blueprint with get you ready for college!
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
Check out our super-fun and caring staff below, including a few Blueprint All-Star Alums!
Blueprint Program Director
Blueprint Dir. Residence Life
Blueprint Fashion Design
Blueprint Resident Advisor
Blueprint Resident Advisor
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
We know it’s hard to imagine leaving Charlottesville, even if for a few minutes this summer, but road trips are part of learning about college so it’s time to hit the road!
- Optional Sunday Trip | King’s Dominion
Buckle up because Wednesday the 16th we’re riding the Berserker, the Anaconda, the Blackout Stunt Coaster, the Dominator, Droptower, Flight of Fear, Grizzley, Hurler, Intimidator 305, Ricochet the Shockwave … you get the idea. And if you don’t dig rides there’s plenty for you too!
- Road Trip Week 2 | Horizon Outdoor Learning Center & James Madison University
More info coming soon!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at UVA
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Nintendo Wii, PS3, Ping Pong and much more
- Signature UVA Events
Blueprint Curling, Gov-to-Go Geocaching, So You Think You Can’t Dance, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Amazing Race, Iron Chef: Dorm Edition, Blueprint Survivor, Ramen Noodle Relay
- Explore Charlottesville
We won’t have to tell you to get out there and explore the town twice because you’re going to know how cool it is from day 1. You’ll use the city with Blueprint Staff as a backdrop to your classes and evening activities. You can’t spell “College Town” without Charlottesville; seriously, all you’d be left with is ” og wn” … and that’s just ridiculous.
- Sports and Gaming
Every college or university has its origin story, but UVA’s is so long and unique that simply picking out a few “fast facts” does not do it justice. We’ve chosen a few takeaways below, but to truly get to know UVA, you’ll need to join us this summer!
- Reputation For Excellence
Admission to the University of Virginia is competitive, with 90.2% of admitted applicants ranking in the top 10% of their high school classes. For the Class of 2017, the University of Virginia received 29,005 applications, accepting 8,528, for an acceptance rate of 29 percent.
The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2.
- Outstanding Majors
The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. U.Va. offers 51 bachelor’s degrees in 47 fields, 81 master’s degrees in 65 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 57 doctoral degrees in 55 fields.
- UVA AT A Glance
Year Founded: 1819
Enrollment: 14,641 students
Mascot: Virginia Cavalier
Cool Fact: UVA’s Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thorton is an astronaut, having logged over 975 hours in space!
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.