Students agree that the athletic facilities (especially the Aquatic and Fitness Center) are superb. There always seems to be some sort of renovation going on. The school is currently working on construction of several new facilities, and they’re renovating many older ones. However, despite the excellent gyms and new athletic- and fitness-oriented projects, UVA sometimes neglects other parts of the campus. Some students complain about the condition of labs and classrooms within the various colleges, and the administration has taken these complaints to heart by funding a huge South Lawn project, which is currently under construction. The project will provide hundreds of new classrooms and state-of-the-art space for students and faculty.
UVA makes sure to take care of every sort of athletic need; it is unfortunate that it does not do the same for its arts. While there is certainly a theater (two, in fact, when counting the black box), a photo lab, and a studio, the University still lacks a real arts center, though there is a new one in the works. UVA has one of the largest endowments of any public university, and the administration has taken strides over the past few years to put this money to work efficiently throughout the university. For the most part, computer labs and classrooms are very nice and well-equipped, and the constant construction around campus shows signs of progress.