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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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,526/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,809/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,335/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,099/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,044/ 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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.147 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 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 94 responses
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  • Well-rounded and hardworking
    38%
  • Care a lot about grades, preppy, parties
    26%
  • Smart, well-dressed, friendly, involved, and fun!
    18%
  • Well-rounded, social, preppy, involved individual
    9%
  • Determined
    2%
  • Extremely active, super smart
    2%
  • Preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.164 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.193 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Active
    30%
  • The Best of the Best
    28%
  • Work hard, play hard
    18%
  • Prestigious
    17%
  • Appropriately involved
    5%
  • 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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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!
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I liked the curriculum and what was going to be offered, I felt this would provide the broad foundation she needed—in topics that included organizational management, policy, and budgeting—to become a more well-rounded public servant. The program has fulfilled my expectations, thanks in part to the professionalism and expertise of the faculty. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to making sure that students get the most out of the courses they teach. Thanks to the program, I feel more confident pursuing positions of more responsibility knowing that I can meet the challenge.
Awesome school!! Great professors!! Beautiful campus!! Great students!! Who wouldn’t love a university founded and inspired by Thomas Jefferson? In its bicentennial year UVA goes from strength to strength. It’s newly announced School of Data Science is the first in the nation and the first new school at UVA in over a decade. Neuroscience is another area experiencing growth. New building and renovation of existing facilities in conjunction with the UNESCO classified academical village mean students have amazing spaces for study, leisure, and engagement. Stop looking now, UVA is the school for you!