Amid Turmoil and Safety Concerns, Some Thinking Twice About Applying to U-Va.
No school sends more students to the University of Virginia than the one in Fairfax County named after the university’s founder. Sixty-five freshmen in Charlottesville this fall come from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, one of the top magnet schools in the country.
Suddenly, some TJ seniors who had been strongly considering U-Va. are wondering about that choice, as recent allegations about a brutal gang rape at a fraternity there have caused turmoil, just weeks after U-Va. sophomore Hannah Graham was found dead after vanishing from a Charlottesville street. At the end of one of the toughest fall semesters ever for the university, parents are asking hard questions about campus safety.