Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeA+
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.
University of Virginia Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.134 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.173 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.202 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
University of Virginia Reviews
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!
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!