Charlottesville, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$38,228 ($12,216)
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Reviews 1616 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Excluding our football team, our sports teams nationally rank regularly.

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Usually a frat party or two every night of the weekend, not my scene. Can't go to bars yet. No movie theaters in walking distance or easy bus access.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on grounds.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The meal plans are expensive and the options in the dining halls aren't great.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: a lot of libraries to go to, great study spaces, a lot of places to hang out

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: campus life is great, social scene is bumpin, everything is great

5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are all amazing and educated

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is possibly the best place ever, I never want to leave

5 College Freshman

Majors: once you are in the program, you know you are set, and good to go

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many opportunities and UVA does a great job in helping students get them

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: whenever i leave charlottesville, it makes me appreciate just how safe it is here

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I have met so many different types of people here, and they are all accepted

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Students are VERY supportive of the athletic teams

players are appreciated

4 College Freshman

Weather: sometimes it rains a lot, but it could be a lot worse!

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Charlottesville is beautiful and a great place to live

5 College Freshman

Computers: always can depend on the wifi, printing is kind of a hassle, everyone has laptops so not many people need computers

5 College Freshman

Transportation: busses are pretty good about taking you where you need to go, if not, you will always have a friend who has a car, and if not that, then there are a lot of friendly taxi drivers who don't charge that much!

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food is actually getting a lot better if you know what to get/what you like and where to get it

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: the corner, downtown, all good and have a lot of variety depending on what you're looking for

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is great looking, fit, dress similarly but well, great social life, after first year, people start looking for relationships more

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: worst is probably around gooch, really far and isolated, other than that, all dorms have a community feel and there are a lot of dorm events

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life is apparent, throw great parties for everyone, girls get into frat parties very easily, guys have a little trouble but usually end up getting in somehow either way

5 College Freshman

Academics: any major is great to have here, you know you're getting the best education

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: amazing nightlife, you can go out any day of the week, always something to do

5 College Freshman

Majors: A lot of choices, professors are helpful!


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Haley Bryant
London, UK
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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