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Becoming Batten

Moving to Charlottesville: Batten Edition
September 16, 2021

Follow first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she moves to Charlottesville. Keep reading to hear more about her moving experience, undergraduate to graduate transition, and her favorite Charlottesville spots!

Explore National Security Policy at Batten
September 13, 2021

With UVA’s Intelligence and Security Careers Week about to get underway, we thought we would highlight the ways in which students interested in national security can get involved at Batten.

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September 7, 2021

Wondering what Batten is like outside of class? Hear from second-year MPP student Ethan Betterton about the non-academic challenges he faced in his first year, and how the Batten community stepped up to help him.

Meet the MPP Class of 2023
August 30, 2021

Learn more about the Master of Public Policy Class of 2023 and last year's admissions statistics.

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August 17, 2021

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts Class of 2023 and last year's admissions statistics.

students studying
August 11, 2021

Learn more about the Minor Class of 2023 and last year's admissions statistics.

Professor lecturing class with text overlay "Updates on Batten's BA Curriculum"
August 5, 2021

In this must-watch video for current first- and second-year UVA students considering Batten’s undergraduate major program, Director of Undergraduate Admissions Anne Carter Mulligan shares some exciting changes for the BA curriculum starting in Fall 2022!

Students in cap and gown with text Admissions Information Session
July 26, 2021

Are you undecided about your academic path? Looking for a program that will help you solve today’s toughest social and policy challenges? Watch a recording of our summer information session for answers to these questions.

Students laughing at graduation, with text "Our Favorite Batten Memories"
July 19, 2021

As we count down the days to the fall semester, we asked some of our students what their favorite Batten memory has been.

Blue ring background with text "My Favorite Undergraduate Batten Class"
July 12, 2021

Considering taking a Batten course before applying? Hear from some of our current students on which classes stand out as their favorites!

Blue ring background with title "My Favorite Graduate Batten Class"
July 6, 2021

Wondering what the MPP curriculum is like? Hear from some of our current students on which classes stand out as their favorites!

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June 28, 2021

While this past year and a half has presented a number of challenges for individuals across the US and globe, students at Batten also experienced moments of joy. As we reflect on the end of the spring semester, we asked some of our students what their favorite Batten memory has been.