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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

UVirginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, is a public university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Architecture, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, and Nursing; the McIntire School of Commerce; the Darden School of Business Administration; and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Its 1,138-acre campus is located in Charlottesville, 70 miles northwest of Richmond. The original campus, designed by Jefferson, is considered a masterpiece of American architecture.

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Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students16,087
   Women8,945 (55.6%)
   Men7,142 (44.4%)
Graduate Students7,377


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate30% of 29,021 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.22
SAT Math675 average
630-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading659 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing663 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
29-33 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $27,126
Out-of-state: $56,312
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,998
Out-of-state: $42,184
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$23,136
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-59 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes


Charlottesville Population43,956
Nearest Metropolitan AreaRichmond
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing100% of freshmen, 41% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities28% of women participate
Fraternities25% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.0% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
6.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students5.3% from 119 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.74 4.15 667 657 654 30
Low 2.00 2.57 410 370 380 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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• Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe witnessed the setting of UVA's first cornerstone in 1817.

• Some UVA students become "Rowdy Wahoos" (or just "Hoos") at night, from a college cheer about a fish that can drink twice its weight.

• The campus is dotted with many "study" gardens, which have been restored with plants from Thomas Jefferson's time.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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