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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
UVA is a highly rated public university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,766 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UVA acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Economics, and Business. Graduating 95% of students, UVA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,300.
About University of Virginia...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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University of Virginia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
27%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1310-1500
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,594/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,171/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.134 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.150 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,766Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
889
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded and hardworking
    37%
  • Care a lot about grades, preppy, parties
    25%
  • Smart, well-dressed, friendly, involved, and fun!
    18%
  • Well-rounded, social, preppy, involved individual
    9%
  • Extremely active, super smart
    2%
  • Determined
    2%
  • Preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.167 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.196 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Active
    29%
  • The Best of the Best
    27%
  • Work hard, play hard
    21%
  • Prestigious
    17%
  • Appropriately involved
    4%
  • Boring
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
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University of Virginia Reviews

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It has been an amazing home away from home! Everyone is focused not only on academics but growing as invididuals. My only critique is housing— as a first year you are not promised AC, and hopefully that will change. Also some professors are too focused on their research rather than their classrooms. The local food scene is great, and Dinning makes sure to support local farmers and promote sustainability!
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The employees are so nice and everything is clean and productive! Definitely love it here! Our classrooms are simple with the right amount of tech. The professors get stuff done in a timely manner and aren't too hard on students. The courses are challenging and prepare us for the real working world. Personally, I am premed and the counselors have done a great job of preparing me for medical school apps.
I absolutely love everything about the University of Virginia. I visited several colleges before making my decision and knew that UVA was the place for me. It has a great reputation, the grounds are beautiful, and being part of a sports team is an added plus and has many rewards. My team is like family. Also, the area around the university, is very inviting. There is so much to do with lots of dining and shopping. I know that having a UVA degree will help me in the future in finding a good job. I can't picture myself to be anywhere else! This University has it all!