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-
University of Virginia is ...
Public
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
30%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1240-1460
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$15,945/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,463/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,684/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,374/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,087/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,814/ year

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.140 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,807Undergrads
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 87 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded and hardworking
    37%
  • Care a lot about grades, preppy, parties
    26%
  • Smart, well-dressed, friendly, involved, and fun!
    20%
  • Well-rounded, social, preppy, involved individual
    8%
  • Determined
    2%
  • Extremely active, super smart
    2%
  • Preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.157 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.186 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Active
    31%
  • The Best of the Best
    29%
  • Prestigious
    18%
  • Work hard, play hard
    16%
  • Appropriately involved
    5%
  • Boring
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
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I never thought that I would love college this much! The University of Virginia is AMAZING. I have learned a great deal from each of my professors. (I recommend using ratemyprofessor and thecourseform to help you choose them). I actually enjoy going to classes that aren't based on regurgitating information but processing it and actually learning. Additionally, with thousands of clubs, there are plenty of ways to get involved. On another note, there are many stereotypes of people who come to the University, but I promise that not all of us are preppy, rich, and white, though a good portion is. The only problems I have with UVA are the prices of tuition and the honor code. Tuition is expensive and instead of giving grants UVA sometimes gives a lot of loans. Although I love the honor code and what it stands for, it seems to target minorities and foreign students.
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The generalizations about all the snobs and rich kids is very real at UVA. Lots of annoying traditions and niches based on socioeconomic upbringing. The good part about the university is if you can find like minded anti-tradition poor kids like yourself to relate to and make close bonds with. In terms of the actual education, it is very fast paced but equally manageable!
The University of Virginia is exceptional when it comes to academics and extracurriculars. Many clubs and UVA events are student run, thus students gain a lot of experience in leadership, job skills, and an overall sense of responsibility and independence. There are also many jobs and internship opportunities offered. Such an academic environment can foster large amounts of stress and competition between students. Hence, the University of Virginia offers free counseling and support within the community. As affordable as this school is, tuition and school costs can be a lot for the average family. The University is continuously working on relations between minorities and those from all walks of life. Nonetheless, this is an area that still needs work.