UVA Description

The University of Virginia (UVa) has been a pioneer in public education since Thomas Jefferson founded it nearly two centuries ago. US News and World Report consistently recognizes UVa as one of the nation’s top public universities, due to its extensive research opportunities and exceptionally strong academics.

UVa is comprised of 11 schools and colleges, through which more than 50 bachelor’s degree programs are available. The university also offers about 85 master’s degrees and nearly 60 doctoral degrees. Its graduate programs are very highly regarded, with particularly strong programs in Law, Finance, English and Business.

College life at the University of Virginia provides a variety of ways to get involved. You can submit a piece to the student-run 3.7 Magazine, join an a cappella group, or participate in a service program like Action for a Better Living Environment. Greek life is also quite active on campus, with more than 55 chapters represented.

Admissions at UVa are highly selective. More than 90% of incoming freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their high school classes, and the acceptance rate for undergraduates is typically under 15%. The application deadline is January 1 for incoming freshmen, and March 1 for transfer students. Graduate admissions vary based on the school you’re applying to.

A variety of financial aid opportunities are available for undergraduates, including federal programs, Virginia grants and institutional scholarships. Graduate students are eligible for federal loans and work-study, as well as merit-based institutional assistance.

Quick Facts about University of Virginia

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cavaliers

Nickname

UVA

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$9,240

Out-of-State Tuition

$33,562

Retention Rate

96%

Enrollment

24,004

Year Established

1819

UVA Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
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3 star
  1 review
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1 star
 

67% of students gave University of Virginia 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1993

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

UVa is an excellent school with a great campus and a true sense of history via Thomas Jefferson. It fits the needs of a wide-range students with its academic reach. Social life is greek-oriented and a conservative but there are many other options for those who seek it.

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UVA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
15,208
Freshman Class
3,252
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
24,004

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
63%
Graduate
37%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
56%
Men
44%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
4%
African American
8%
Caucasian
66%
Asian
10%
Unknown and Other
12%

International Students

International
8%
Domestic
92%

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