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  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 15,990 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UVA acceptance rate is 26%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Economics, and Business. Graduating 94% of students, UVA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,300.
1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

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.

UVA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1330-1500
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,845/ 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
$21,865/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,990Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
787
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 101 responses
  • Well-rounded and hardworking
    40%
  • Care a lot about grades, preppy, parties
    24%
  • Smart, well-dressed, friendly, involved, and fun!
    17%
  • Well-rounded, social, preppy, involved individual
    9%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Extremely active, super smart
    2%
  • hard working and hard partying
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.173 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.202 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
  • Active
    27%
  • The Best of the Best
    27%
  • Work hard, play hard
    22%
  • Prestigious
    16%
  • Appropriately involved
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Boring
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
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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I've got nothing but good things to say about the professors and people I've met here at UVA. My nursing professors are extremely accommodating and understanding, and they really take feedback to heart. I've had so many experiences at the hospital that I know I wouldn't be able to get elsewhere. The social life is great, too (aside from COVID), and I've met so many people who are genuine and share the same values and I do. Go Hoos!
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The professors/academics have for the most part been great, though I've had a lot of frustrations with the way the school is run. For one, many majors at UVA are application-based, and have very competitive acceptance rates, though they're extremely misleading about this on their main website. Even majors like Creative Writing require an application, which is unusual for even similarly selective schools like William and Mary. I applied to one of these types of majors, but because I was a transfer student taking three courses and commuting due to chronic health issues, therefore having no time for extracurriculars/a beefed-up resume, I was not accepted, despite having the grades I needed. UVA is not by any means a commuter school, and it is very difficult to work with many of the university's systems if you are a non-traditional student. They also prioritize good-PR investments like athletics and eco-friendly LOTL when the bathrooms are falling apart in some older buildings.
I loved my first year at the University of Virginia. The students, faculty, and administration work together to create an inspiring and welcoming community. I enjoyed going to sporting events (2019 National Champions) and spending time in Charlottesville. I cannot wait to return to UVA this fall, and I am incredibly grateful to be a Wahoo!