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Reviews 1943 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Administration: Transportation is great. Buses make is pretty easy to get anywhere you want to go.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is pretty difficult at UVA and in Charlottesville in general.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties are usually a gross, sloppy mess. There are some great bars on the Corner though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Food: UVA dining is overall pretty good. It's nothing special, but it's usually good.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I should have a better experience as I get into my major.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When I came to UVA my dad told me how much a degree is worth; I could get any job. But yet, I care more about the enriching material and values I learn--which hopefully are rich--because I don't simply want a job; I want a way of life of looking at the world.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Between frats and the bar scene, personally I am over it. I like to have intimate small parties with friends.

6 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Lately the University of Virginia has received a lot of bad coverage over sexual assault. Our leaders, student and faculty, are in the process to help this problem.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am a quadriplegic but still use a lot of the equipment at our gym twice a week. I have a trainer unaffiliated with UVA that helps me stand up at the power rack, stretch on the mat, and gets me on the arm bike and weight machines, and aids me in lifting weights. I'm glad I have the facilities to still exercise since my limited muscular strength and overall health depends upon it.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: I worked part-time at VCU's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) working on their websites including Facebook, Pinterest and You tube. I also was a part of a video they made about disabled people transitioning into school or work. I was lucky to be there and feel as if other opportunities in the workplace otherwise wouldn't have been open to me exactly because of my disability. I hope to get my graduate degree through VCU's Rehabilitation Counseling program and after I am through my training next year I will be able to serve as a Peer Counselor through UVA's Project Wise program.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very oriented towards UVA, scenery of mtns. pretty

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's very cliquey and predominantly white.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Convenient location given my handicap

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team is ok, but we have a great basketball team.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus, students, and faculty are all great and it is a great place to live and study.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students typically dress to impress, but also can be laid back.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is not amazing, but it is edible. There are also lots of cafe options.

4 College Freshman

Majors: We have a great support system in career services and dedicated professors.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The area has lots of restaurants and a wide variety of places to eat.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on this campus. There are many blue lights and ways to get home safely.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: anything beats dining hall food

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: very limited after fist year

4 College Freshman

Academics: hard, some professors are bad some are great

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is completely lenient with underage drinking and drinking in dorms. There is a huge party scene, but you don't have to be apart of it, there are plenty of other opportunities for sober fun in the Charlottesville area.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't know anyone who has been sexually assaulted, but the recent Rolling Stone article has brought light to issues. Personally, I don't like how President Sullivan handled the situation, but it seems like there are resources available to support victims on campus. Dean Groves seems more of leader when it comes to safety than the President.

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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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