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University of Virginia Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
39%
Average Housing Cost
$6,720 / year
Poll
64%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 120 responses
Poll
76%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 197 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade C
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,230 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 317 responses
  • Runk dining hall, or the lunch food trucks.
    19%
  • Pavillion XI
    17%
  • Dumpling Truck
    14%
  • Newcomb Dining Hall
    11%
  • West Range Cafe
    10%
  • Crossroads
    8%
  • O'Hill
    7%
44%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 139 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 114 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    54%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    39%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    2%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    4%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
81%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 138 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 100 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    24%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    56%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    17%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 114 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    9%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    74%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    7%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 203 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    6%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    77%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    16%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    0%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 183 responses
  • Lighting of the Lawn
    25%
  • Good ol' song
    19%
  • Streaking the Lawn
    15%
  • Football games/Tailgating
    12%
  • Rotunda Sing
    10%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Midsummers
    4%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 145 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    10%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    68%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    14%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    4%
  • Parties? What parties?
    4%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 76 responses
  • Block party/midsummers/foxfield
    53%
  • Foxfield
    18%
  • Boys' Bid Night
    8%
  • Lighting of the Lawn
    8%
  • Halloween parties
    7%
  • Graduation
    3%
  • Spring Fling
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
24%
Women in Sororities
27%
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 174 responses

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