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Undergrad App Resources

Applications to all Batten programs, including the Accelerated MPP, BA in Public Policy & Leadership, and Public Policy & Leadership Minor, are now open! To help with the application process the Batten Admissions team has compiled a variety of resources to review before getting started. 

Why Did I Choose Batten

One question our current students frequently get asked is what sets Batten apart. Recent Lead Ambassador R.J. Rhodes sat down with a fellow Batten alumnus to share why they chose the Batten School. Read on to learn more.

What Should I Take This Spring

It’s that time again! With course enrollment for the spring on your mind, the Admissions team is sharing helpful tips and classes to consider as you prepare for application to the Batten School.

Meet our Lead Ambassadors

Meet our dynamic team of Lead Ambassadors to learn all about their Batten experience. Each Ambassador brings a unique perspective on life at Batten, and you will see them at many of our events throughout the year. Read on to meet our undergrad and postgrad Lead Ambassadors!

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Interested in an early perspective on the Batten experience? Hear from third-year BA and Lead Ambassador, Wyatt Carter as he discusses life at Batten. Read on to learn about the classes he’s enrolled in, finding community with his peers, and juggling outside commitments with a full course schedule. 

Connect with the Admissions Team This Fall

As we prepare for the fall semester, there are a number of ways you can connect with members of the admissions team to learn more about the Batten School.

Open Batten Courses for Fall 2023

Are you still looking for a fall class and are interested in trying out a Batten class? Read on to see what courses are still available for the fall semester!

Why Did I Choose Batten?

Lead Ambassador RJ Rhodes sat down with a few recent alums to see why they chose the Batten School and the BA program.

end of year wrap up

As we break for the summer, the Admissions team provides tips to help you prepare for next year’s application cycle.

Study Abroad and Batten

The opportunity to study abroad can be a rewarding one for UVA students of all majors, and enables students to experience and adapt to new cultures and environments, develop global knowledge and perspectives, and improve language application skills. In this post, we highlight experiences of Batten students who have studied or are planning to study abroad and answer some commonly asked questions pertaining to studying abroad as a Batten student.