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February 19, 2007

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25.8 percent

Estimated voter turnout among young Virginians aged 18-29 in the 2006 midterm election, based on exit polling data. The lowest turnout in recent history was in 1998, when just 10 percent of young Virginians turned out.


The extra cost of a Jamestown dorm room each semester, compared to a standard on-campus double.

40 percent

The proportion of adults who received their entire daily suggested intake of trans fat from cakes, cookies, crackers, pies or bread. Aramark, which runs the campus dining halls, recently stopped using trans-fats in their cooking.

89 years

The number of years since the year the College first admitted women. U. Va. first admitted women in 1970.


The number of applications for the incoming freshman class of 2011 that the admissions office has processed to date.

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