About University of Virginia-Main Campus

Founded in 1819, University of Virginia-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 16,331 full time undergraduate students, and 7,567 full time graduate students.

The University of Virginia-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 1439 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Virginia-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate29%
Application Deadline
Application Fee70
SAT Range1240-1460
ACT Range29-33

Admissions at UVA are considered More Selective, with ,147% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 98% were in the top quarter, and 93% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Virginia-Main Campus.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
15%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
30%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
46%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
44%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
47%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
53%
“We only party on weekends”
41%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
15%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
30%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
46%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
44%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
45%
“We bought the gear”
47%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
63%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
53%
“We only party on weekends”
41%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Virginia-Main Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    251 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    209 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    262 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    264 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    264 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    263 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    264 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    265 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Virginia-Main Campus?

77 Students rated University of Virginia-Main Campus

Maria - 01/23/2022

UVA is a great school for you if you want to challenge yourself academically and socially. You meet a lot of really interesting people; even though UVA is a PWI, if you put yourself in the right places, you can meet an incredibly diverse community full of differing and interesting perspectives and ideas. It is a little frustrating being taught and led by mostly white adults (mostly white male adults) but I have managed to find a community on Grounds that is full of people unlike me (and like me, too). UVA is a great place to find your group, find your niche, find yourself, etc.

Elizabeth - 09/09/2021

I love the Campus at the University of Virginia-Main. I always feel at home and safe and there's so much to do! There are many on campus restaurants and dining options, along with shops. There is never a dull moment and it seems impossible to get bored while on campus. I can't wait to hopefully attend here in the fall!!

Keyaira - 06/05/2021

I liked the educational side of UVA, but as a minority, I did not feel as comfortable as I should have. The people there are all the same in my eyes. Every day was routine. Not a lot of new faces and the campus itself just was not as flattering as it was hyped to be.

Nicole - 05/26/2021

The University of Virginia has a great environment. No matter who you are, you'll find people who you can get along with. Some of the professors are THE BEST, while others strike fear into the students who have them, but I think that's likely something applicable to all universities.

University of Virginia-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Virginia-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Virginia-Main Campus is 29%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Israel, when you apply for college, consider your own wants and desires. Do not do what Dad or Mom wants, do what you want. If that means you do not go to UVa, so be it. Follow your heart. When you get to school, ask questions.You will never obtain information unless you ask. People cannot read your mind. Learn to express what you feel eloquently. Words are a powerful thing, learn to use them. Learn to discipline yourself early! Stick to your plan, you will love yourself later. It will prevent many mistakes and prevent many pointless late nights. Lastly, you are not weak if you ever need to go to a counselor or get consultation for any sort of problem you have. Catch problems early on to prevent them from escalating. Continue to enjoy life like you always do. Your love for life will get you through the worst situations.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Rich conservative preppy people

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

    My major is astronomy...my minor is spanish. The students are very competitive, 'cause all are from the tops of their respective high schools and/or community colleges. Time with professors outside of class...somewhat limited, professor office hours are somewhat limited, but professors are willing to accomodate if one requests a special meeting with them. The astronomy department is small one. UVA's astronomy department is some and somewhat unique in the fact that it is independent and not incorporated within the physics department.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I do very much like the University of Virginia. My favorite part about it is the Echols Program, which is for the select highest percent of applicants and open to first years who wish to apply. It allowed me to create my own niche at the University, by designing my own major and exempting me from all general requirements. Personally, I prefer smaller classes and smaller Universities, but the wonderful thing about UVa is that the feeling you get depends on your program! Since I am in a smaller program with a handful of people in the major program, I get the feeling of a small University and get to enjoy in depth classes with lots of one-on-one time with the professor. Aside from the academics, UVa is located in the perfect college town of Charlottesville. There are lots of fun things to do, from hiking to apple-picking to exploring the incredible historical sites. There is a lot of school pride as well, with things like "Girls in pearls, guys in ties" at the football games, the Good Ole Song, streaking the lawn, and the strange traditions (incoming freshman need to learn the lingo: Grounds not campus, first-year not freshman, and don't call your professors "professor"!). Personally, my greatest experience here has been with the amazing professors I've had a chance to work with. I've been incredibly lucky in that sense!

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  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Being a non-traditional student of 63 years of age...almost 3 times older that most of the students at the university...I am kind of removed from a lot of the student activities and groups.

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  7. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    answered in first question...ooops

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  8. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    They are very preppy, very healthy and thin (obsessed with nutrition and fitness), they think theyre superior cuz they go to UVa

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The honor code is something unique about UVA. While many schools have honor codes, the honor code at UVA is so essential to the school culture that students enjoy being apart of it. The lingo surrounded with the university is special also. Campus is referred to as grounds, and students are referred to as first, second, third, or fourth years.

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  10. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I went to high school in Charlottesville and the stereotype for UVA Students at our high school was that they were all stuck-up rich preps. When I agreed to go to UVA, this stereotype was the one thing that made me hesitant to accept because it did not fit my personality or interests. At first I did meet several people who fit the stereotype. However, there were also plenty of people who did not fit the stereotype. The wonderful thing about UVA is that there is such a diverse population that although there may be people who fit this stereotype, there are just as many who do not. It is very easy to find friends who fit your personality and interests.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UVA is a beautiful campus filled with driven kids and almost any sport or club you could imagine.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Lack of diversity and understanding, which furthers ignorance. Also, several of the more popular and introductory classes (especially those pertaining to the pre-med or business focus) have class sizes that are more than 200 students.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The healthy competition

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who isn't self-motivated or passionate should not attend the University of Virginia. The University runs on an Honor System, so basically everything is student-run, and we the students are always accountable for our actions and making sure we are where we need to be and get what needs to be done completed. Students here strive to always uphold the Honor System (which basically means no lying, cheating, or stealing) to preserve the high standards of this university. The fact that there is an Honor System makes us more responsible and organized students and people.

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  15. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There is a balance between your academic life and social life. Time management is the key. Start you problem sets and papers ASAP because you will have a problem and need help. Time management is the key that enables you to hang out with friend when you want to and not be ruled by your homework.

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for our amazing campus, friendly and engaging students, and our high quality education.

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Smart, intelligent, focused, and determined.

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  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The alumni, who tend to be very successful in their respective fields, are extremely willing to help students further their careers after college. It's a rigorous school, academically. Only the brightest high school students attend this institution There is an abundance of school spirit. Our school is featured under the education section of the "United States of America" wikipedia page.

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  19. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Upper level science classes are extremely disorganized

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Although our sports teams are not that great, we got into the sweet 16 this year for basketball! Despite not being the best in every sport, tons of people attend the sporting events as they are loads of fun and instill a sense of school pride and honor! Also, the Intramural Leagues for soccer, football, baseball, basketball, tennis and frisbee are awesome and great ways to get exercise and have fun!

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  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I've wanted to go to the University of Virginia since I was in the third grade. When we took a field trip there, I was absolutely fascinated by it. They have an amazing English program with some of the most wonderful teachers imaginable. It's a great school and, as I got older, the more I looked into it, like the study abroad programs and extracurricular activities and the like, I knew that UVa was the place for me.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

16,331

Total Undergrad Enrollment

7,567

Total Grad Students

29%

Out-Of-State

66%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

651

Student Organizations

27

Fraternities

16

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

27%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
13%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

56% of students attending University of Virginia-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 14% were awarded federal grants. While 27% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$45,997

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,294

Books and Supplies

$10,726

Room and Board

58,017

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,463
$30 - $48K
$10,684
$48 - $75K
$14,374
$75 - $110K
$21,087
$110K & UP
$27,814

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