University Bridge is the only U.S. college program with guaranteed admission to a U.S. News & World Report Top 25 ranked university. The University Bridge Virginia program is a unique agreement between a premier community college, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), and an educational firm that guarantees admission to one of three top colleges in the United States: University of Virginia (U.S. News #23), William & Mary (U.S. News #32), or Virginia Tech (U.S. News #69). Students attend PVCC for one year to gain a competitive transfer to any U.S. university or two years to gain a guaranteed transfer admission to University of Virginia (UVA), William & Mary, Virginia Tech or 32 other top colleges. The guaranteed admission is based on a qualifying GPA from PVCC and may vary by major. In 2012, over 120 students transferred to UVA through this program. Over 80% of students transfer to their top college choice. The final degree is granted from the university attended, not PVCC. PVCC is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, approximately 8 minutes from the University of Virginia and 2 hours from Washington D.C.