Location
Charlottesville, VA
Undergrads
14,928
Tuition (in-state)
$38,228 ($12,216)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1616 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: People party a lot mostly during the second half of the week (Thursday-Saturday) but Tuesdays are also a random party night. None of them are too far away and if you're into the bar or dancing scene, you'll have a few options on the corner.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: No matter how well our sports teams do, people are pretty supportive of them. Most people go to at least a few football games a year and students get free entry to them. There's also a lot of support from the surrounding community. People love their Virginia sports!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of off-campus places to eat, especially on the corner and rt. 29 has just about anything you could want. Downtown Charlottesville and the corner both have lots of ethnic options if that's your thing.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports events are free for all students. There is a lot of school spirit.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are all sorts of different people here. You can find people with similar interests and goals.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting all the information on time is difficult and its a lot of work, but its worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are strict about important matters and are not looking to punish people unnecessarily

4 College Freshman

Computers: Everything is very good, except that the wireless internet can be slow at times.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are plenty of things to do around Charlottesville

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are free and pretty nice. Sometimes the buses do not show up at the scheduled times which is frustrating.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many first years drink too much and do not know when to stop.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Very moderate and not way too hot or cold.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of competition and stress. My dislike comes from mostly personal reasons. My advice is to consider whether or not a large school is really right for you.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Lots of nightlife and good part scene. Frats are easy to find, but if you're a boy it can be difficult to get in.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity can be limited, but all students are very accepting.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Everyone is looking out for student safety.

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College Freshman

Parking: First years have no cars.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of entertainment around Charlottesville. Always something to do if you look for it.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: On grounds transportation good, but hard to get out of Charlottesville.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There isn't peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol. I have many friends who do neither but the option is always there and most students drink and some do drugs too but you don't see much of that unless you're looking for it.

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is a very athletic and preppy school. I thought I wouldn't fit into the preppy scene but now I am so glad I chose to go here anyway because I feel as if that exact scene has helped mold me into a more mature person.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I love my German classes. They are very fun and informative. The economics program totally depends on which teacher you sign up under and could go either way.

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5 College Junior

Academics: You can create your own major if it isn't already offered.

4 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Majors: I have not yet had an internship but am starting to look into them now. There are plenty of opportunities.

4 College Junior

Majors: I'm looking into graduating with a double major in Economics and German. From there I may go into real estate, international business, or micro finance in Africa.

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Haley Bryant
Hometown
London, UK
Major
Media Studies
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Most students talk about the wonderful experiences and positive feelings they associate with UVA. The University has some of the most devoted alumni in the country. Of course, there are those who wished they had gone somewhere else and those who were turned off by things such as the lack of diversity, the prominence of Greek life, student naïvety, or the pretentiousness that is, in fact, present on campus. Those who really like UVA appreciate its traditions, the friendly and outgoing atmosphere, the beautiful setting, and the outstanding academic environment. Students definitely have their share of rough, sad, or aggravating moments at UVA, but when all is said and done, many claim that they couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.

There are so many different experiences here—putting together an unorganized, student-run play with remarkable self-motivated students, studying abroad, drinking wine and chatting with a favorite professor in his/her home, tutoring at a local school, or sunning out on the lawn with friends—that, in the end, are some of the many reasons why students are happy at UVA. If you come to UVA, be prepared to take the good with the bad. In my view, the positive aspects of the University outweigh the negatives, and the environment is as vibrant and intelligent as it was when Thomas Jefferson founded it well over a century ago.

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