The Best & Worst

Charlottesville, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$38,228 ($12,216)
Admission Difficulty
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Beautiful surroundings!
  2. 2
    Amazing professors and classes
  3. 3
    Vibrant, outgoing people
  4. 4
    Fun social scene
  5. 5
    Excellent athletic facilities
  6. 6
    Incredibly low in-state tuition
  7. 7
  8. 8
    The Corner
  9. 9
    The University's history and tradition
  10. 10
    The easygoing lifestyle

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
98% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
93% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
65% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
74% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Campus Pride
62% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
84% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
58% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
65% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
67% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
91% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 50% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 4% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The level of competition among students both in the classroom and in extracurriculars
  2. 2
    The advising system, or lack thereof
  3. 3
    Parking, or lack thereof
  4. 4
    Diversity problems such as self-segregation
  5. 5
    Pretentiousness or naïveté among students
  6. 6
    High out-of-state tuition
  7. 7
    Large general and introductory classes
  8. 8
    TAs who don't speak English
  9. 9
    Paying to print in the computer labs
  10. 10
    Having to leave after graduation

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $38,228, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
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