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Reviews 1895 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Picking houses occured too quickly in my opinion. Choosing where to live in my second year was the last thing on my mind in the first month of my first year.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Chipotle and Harris Teeters provide fantastic food options for college students. At Harris Teeters, the variety of foods is endless and their are constantly exclusive deals if you are a member. Chipotles provides the best value for the amount of food they give to their customers.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Police officers and other campus administration monitor students behavior very well through the implementation of certain GPA requirements before suspension

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Fraternity houses are great as well as the bars on the corner

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: For a school that is financially strapped due to wage cuts and reduced government spending on education, I'm pretty satisfied about my situation. There is always more room for lending money to families such as mine that have only one parent working.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I wish we received more plus dollars in order to purchase more from the Pie Guy and the Dumpling truck. Also, sometimes when attending dining halls the food is undercooked

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I would prefer living in a single dorm in order to stay up later for studying

4 College Freshman

Athletics: sometimes hard to get tickets but teams are great. Football could use some work

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Decent options but high prices

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: lots of variety but sometimes hard to get there

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration isn't always great but it is not horrible

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are almost always parties but sometimes they are not always the best quality.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents are struggling to pay for college even with the loans we received.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food often leaves me with an upset stomach, it's hard to eat healthy, very limited protein and often greasy/oily.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There's no air condition, needs updates, cockroaches have been spotted, close to classes

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My future roommates and I had a really hard time trying to find an apartment. It was definitely a stressful situation. The prices for the apartments are also extremely high for average quality housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Bodo's is the greatest, but besides that I would say that the off grounds dining is pretty average. I have a Chipotle and Bodo's, so that is all I need.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I have not had any issues with the administration throughout my first year. I know a lot of people have difficulties with the administration, but I feel as if the difficulties they face are pretty average for any university.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties at the University of Virginia are so fantastic. I have definitely enjoyed myself, yet I do not feel pressured to participate in the party scene. There are plenty of other alternatives available throughout the weekend.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not have a difficult time filling out the application, but I did not receive as much as I would have liked to with my given situation.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on grounds is very disappointing. There are very few healthy food options, and the meals that are available are often undesirable. The quality of the food is very poor as well. The salad bar is often filled with old vegetables and the fruit available is often unripe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm has a great location, and we are like a big family. I know everyone in the dorm, and it has really played a huge role in my freshman year.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is almost essential to live off campus in order to have the full college experience at UVa. However, the prices are absurdly high.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The food in Charlottesville is amazing. It can be a little expensive at times, but it is totally worth it to treat yourself to nice meal every once in awhile to break the habit of eating dining food all the time.

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4 College Senior

Administration: They do a pretty good job maintaining order but allowing fun to happen too.

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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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