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Reviews 1959 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Aside from the football team, the athletics here are excellent overall. The basketball games are especially exciting, and the stadium is full of energy. There are also a lot of club sports which are super popular.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed my first year at UVa. The atmosphere is great. The students are very motivated and the faculty are excellent and generally understanding. Making friends was easy because there are so many activities and clubs to connect with other students who share similar interests.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I haven't experienced any issues with health and safety on campus, but there are alerts every time any kind of assault or hazard is experienced on grounds.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: All of my professors have seemed very passionate about their fields. I have not been incredibly successful and living off-campus I'm not involved enough to feel a real connection to UVA

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Lots of recruiting opportunities on campus. I haven't had success in the internship search, but many employers will be impressed by a UVA degree

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are tons of different greek houses, including business/econ/professional fraternities. You see greek symbols basically everywhere you go

4 College Junior

Athletics: UVA is well-known for its athletics, especially football and basketball.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great location, campus, and professors. I personally have been struggling but UVA is a prestigious school for a reason. Good university to have on your resume

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are great for non athletic students, and I think we have a lo of school spirit, where many students go to games of all sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UVa and I would recommend it to anyone.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are great and the school really comes together to cheer on varsity sporting events, such as basketball and soccer.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: College has been alright, but I think the workload is much too difficult to manage. Also, there is a culture of competition so it is very difficult to feel like you are on track.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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