UVA is a highly rated public university located in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,476 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the UVA acceptance rate is 30%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Economics, and Business. Graduating 94% of students, UVA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,300.
University of Virginia Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.143 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.160 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.189 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
University of Virginia Reviews
I love how the importance of student self-governance is emphasized to all UVa students from the beginning- that we are encouraged to take responsibility of our education and our overall experience at the university. I appreciate that the university is making a strong effort to recognize their past of slavery and segregation. UVa has a strong sense of school pride, and students deeply care about the success of the school as well as individual accomplishment. I was pleasantly surprised that all of my professors encouraged us to take risks, learn from failure, take breaks from school, and maintain our mental health.
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.
I had a wonderful four years at the University if Virginia. As a part of the Kinesiology program, I had many small classes with professors that truly care about your education. Charlottesville is such a perfect town and there are many fun outdoor activities to do throughout the year!