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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: There's something for everyone. Its not too big. It is easy to find your niche if you are looking for it. All of the academics are great. Charlottesville is a great college town - not too small and not too big and very accessible.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Graduates are generally seen as very well-rounded, which is attractive in many fields.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The school seems to be going through the transition of improving the safety of students in light of several nationally-televised incidents in recent years.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: McCormick was fun even though there wasn't air coniditioning. Bice was fine. New dorms are VERY nice. Hotel quality.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I didn't participate but for someone looking for it I think they'd certainly be satisfied.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If I had to go to college again, I would easily choose to go to UVa again.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Every team except football is very good so its fun to support most teams.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love UVA and cannot imagine myself anywhere else. At first I was more reserved about attending due to the bad press and its preppy stereotype. Turns out that there are so many students and so many clubs that finding a niche isn't hard at all. Between the great people, the great social atmosphere, Charlottesville, and my amazing professors, it is difficult to find a fault with uva.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Even though incidents happen occasionally, UVa does an incredible job at making people feel safe and trying to prevent future incidents.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes at UVa are really great. The professors are extremely knowledgable and are great at what they do. Help is always offered if you need it and (usually) the classes are really interesting.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school definitely sets you up for success in the future, no doubt.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in old dorms which are very obviously worse than new dorms when you first get there but you get used to them and they become very homey after a while.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I went through the whole rush process before deciding Greek life wasn't really for me. A lot of my friends ended up joining though and I think Greek life is a great way to great way to get involved in the community and meet new people!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of UVa and it's really fun to go to varsity sporting events!!! The facilities for non-athletes are also really nice.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Before coming to UVa, I had many doubts and was scared that many of the people I would meet were going to be pretentious and arrogant and that I wouldn't fit in. However, after being here for over a semester, I can honestly say I'm very happy with my decision and I can't imagine myself anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and Safety here is in general very solid. The Honor code here is like second nature to many of the students and gives peace of mind to many students. At night, emergency phones are visible on grounds bathed in blue light. There are some University wide concerns on sexual assault and binge drinking, but the University is very obviously trying to eliminate or mitigate these concerns. It's not perfect yet but it's on it's way.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some intro courses are boring but past that there are very interesting course with involved professors. At lower levels, office hours are important to connect with teachers. Luckily enough, office hours are usually quite often.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career fairs are a constant activity. Connections made here are very strong and follow out of college. A degree from here is a good thing to have for the job search; many companies hold it very highly (e.g. Raytheon, DeLoite).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Location is somewhat inconvenient but overall quality of buildings is very good.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Recently joined a sorority and very pleased with my decision, it's an important aspect of social life at UVA

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Good attendance at large sporting events, lots of opportunity for intramural/club sports, athletics are generally well respected at UVA

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Always was a top choice of mine but not a dream school and I am so pleased with my decision, I can't imagine being anywhere else.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is very aware of the dangers that lurk college campus's. They do as much as they can to prevent bad things from happening and making the students more aware.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love UVA, its a good school. It has a good balance of hard workers and partiers. I love my classes and my professors. There is a very wide variety of classes, anything you want to take they offer.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am not sure. I haven't been involved with any of it.

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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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