University of Virginia

1,989 reviews
  1. Charlottesville, VA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Virginia is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

University of Virginia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
SAT Range
1250-1460
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,069/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,615/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,314/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,199/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,964/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,525/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.134 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,622Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded and hardworking
    36%
  • Care a lot about grades, preppy, parties
    27%
  • Smart, well-dressed, friendly, involved, and fun!
    20%
  • Well-rounded, social, preppy, involved individual
    8%
  • Determined
    2%
  • Extremely active, super smart
    2%
  • Preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.156 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.185 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Active
    30%
  • The Best of the Best
    29%
  • Prestigious
    18%
  • Work hard, play hard
    16%
  • Appropriately involved
    5%
  • Boring
    1%

After University of Virginia

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses

Reviews

1,989 reviews
  • Excellent
    484
  • Very Good
    777
  • Average
    606
  • Poor
    90
  • Terrible
    32
Academics are amazing, and UVA is consistently ranked in the top 3 public schools in the country! The class registration process is a bit of a hassle, but everything always works out in the end. Professors are very engaging and generally care about the topics they teach. Libraries are great resources and excellent study spaces, some of which even have coffee shops and cafes. Workload is challenging but manageable, and time management is key! Curriculum is extremely extensive and well rounded, ranging from foreign languages to sciences to business, and give students a truly well rounded education.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
UVa is the best school imaginable for me! Before applying I didn't care much for the school, in fact I despised so. With some influential help from friends and family, I decided to go there and it was the best decision I've ever made. I've made so many personal connections with students, professors, etc. Not only does everyone focus on their academics, they also know how to do the social aspect of college correctly too, which will prep anyone for the real world.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
I have really enjoyed my classes here at UVa! I am always in awe by how my professors are leading researchers in their field. I am really getting an amazing education. You really can take classes here on just about everything and anything you could ever think to, and I think that is an opportunity that you just can pass up on. The classes range from large lectures for really popular classes to small 15-18 people classes for those classes that really require one on one teacher student help. That variety has been one of the coolest experiences I have had here.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago