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-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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
29%
SAT Scores Range
1250-1460
ACT Scores Range
28-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Virginia

Cost

Net Price
$14,069/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,615/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,314/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,199/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,964/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,525/ 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.139 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,622Undergrads
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 86 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded and hardworking
    36%
  • Care a lot about grades, preppy, parties
    27%
  • 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.156 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.185 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Active
    30%
  • The Best of the Best
    29%
  • Prestigious
    18%
  • Work hard, play hard
    16%
  • Appropriately involved
    5%
  • Boring
    1%

After University of Virginia

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
47%
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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University of Virginia Reviews

2,008 reviews
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I love the University of Virginia! Grounds are beautiful, and so many interesting classes are offered. I am going to double major in music and bio/neuroscience, and there are so many options available to me. The student body is very large and so anyone can find a group of people they love and fit in with. The classes and professors are great, and I will agree that there are many reasons why UVA is highly esteemed.
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Academics are amazing, and UVA is consistently ranked in the top 3 public schools in the country! The class registration process is a bit of a hassle, but everything always works out in the end. Professors are very engaging and generally care about the topics they teach. Libraries are great resources and excellent study spaces, some of which even have coffee shops and cafes. Workload is challenging but manageable, and time management is key! Curriculum is extremely extensive and well rounded, ranging from foreign languages to sciences to business, and give students a truly well rounded education.
The community is very tight-knit. It lets you know about upcoming opportunities, when people are getting together, and so forth. The professors are all very enthusiastic about the their job, and I enjoy learning from them!