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Reviews 1972 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall everything is good. Class size is kind of big for most of my classes though.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of opportunities given to students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing seems to focus mainly on first years. The upperclassmen housing on grounds are very few good options.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big thing here and it seems like they are only good for there parties.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sport teams are very good in several different areas. Fan support is also very good.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's good. I made a lot of new friends and became involved in several different activities.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this university and I am very glad I came here

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful, though I haven't declared a major yet

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe around campus even as a girl and walking alone at night

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got a suite, so it was a little further than old and new dorms but it was still 10 min walk to all my classes which was perfect. Room was huge, but no AC.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I was worried about Greek life when I first got here because it's not my scene, but no one cares if you don't go greek

5 College Freshman

Athletics: All sporting events are very fun and it's a great bonding experience for all students

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the University of Virginia's overall atmosphere.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Just amazing. This campus is the best, the people are the best, the professors are the best. World class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every employer values a degree from the University of Virginia. Except maybe one who went to Tech.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is, in general, very safe, but I can't say that there is no crime because, every time a sexual assault or robbery happens, there's an email that goes out about it to all of the students - warning them of the circumstances under which a crime occurred, as a reminder to always be careful and cautious.

There's a lot of infrastructure around grounds to prevent this sort of thing - there are big, lit-up posts with buttons on them where, if someone is chasing you, the police will show up within five minutes and help you. One time, a fraternity located all of the buttons and pressed each and every one of them - an officer showed up to each and every light in under five minutes.

That said, the unfortunate reality of Charlottesville is that there is a juxtaposition of wealthy young professionals centered around the university and poorer, working class residents, and a bit less in between than most places - such a contrast inevitably leads to a certain level of crime.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the housing is great - good furniture, a good bit of space in the room. But there's also the "Old Dorms" that still lack air conditioning. Sometimes if something's broken, it takes a while to get it fixed.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not personally in Greek life, so I don't know how much I can say, but the parties are always either good or great, and most of the guys I've met in Greek are pretty cool. But, like any other college campus, there are some sexual assault issues - the University has been taking them very seriously and doing everything they can to stop it from happening.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: While our football team could use some work, we consistently have nationally ranked teams in many other sports, and win a lot of national championships - go Hoos!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: An absolutely fantastic school. The people, the professors, the classes - all amazing.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great school to have a degree from

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Football and basketball are very important here!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Staff has been very helpful

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I almost never walk home alone at night (while out with friends on the weekends). Otherwise it's safe. Honestly though, if you're worried about sexual assault, just be mindful of how much you're drinking and make sure you have friends around who have your back.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Old Dorms suck but are closer to classes. New dorms are really nice but much farther away. Social aspects of New and Old Dorms are the same.

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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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