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.

Website: www.virginia.edu/

Public
Co-ed
16,777
Undergraduate
Students
(54.9%) 9,216 Women
(45.1%) 7,561 Men
7,862
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
26% of 37,182 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.30
SAT Math
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
694 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,506
Out-of-state: $62,335
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,146
Out-of-state: $46,975
Room and Board
$11,220
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$30,308
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,682
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,493
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Charlottesville Population
43,956
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cavalier
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
31% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.2% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.6% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students
4.2% from 125 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4 5
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 5
Social Studies 1 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone
(434) 982-3200
Fax
(434) 924-3587
E-mail
undergradadmission@virginia.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
October 15
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
26% of 37,182 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 19,567 applicants were admitted
Men
25% of 17,615 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,825 (39%) of 9,828 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,174 (40%) of 5,388 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,684 (38%) of 4,440 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
28% of 21,535 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
5,972
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3,588
Students Admitted From Wait List
13

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.30
3.75 and Above
94%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
670-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
62%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
694 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
55%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
81%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 90%
Top quarter: 98%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,506
Out-of-state: $62,335
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,146
Out-of-state: $46,975
Room and Board
$11,220
Books and Supplies
$1,320
Other Expenses
$2,820
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 5
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003745
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,939 (77.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,469 (50.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,469 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,469 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$30,308
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,289 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,068
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 863 (60.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,006
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 145 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
53 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,815

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,532 (60.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,571 (58.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,571 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
5,571 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$28,986
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,823 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,439
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,382 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,562
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 396 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
493 (4.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,042

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
34%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,682
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architecture
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Systems Engineering
Most Popular Disciplines
Liberal arts/general studies, Social sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,493
Part-Time Faculty
80
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
86%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,057,168
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Commerce, Master of Teaching, Master of Science in Business Analysis

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Higher Education
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Music
  • Pharmacology
  • Political Science
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Student Affairs

Location and Setting


Charlottesville Population
43,956
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond
Campus Size
1,167 acres

Weather

Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Charlottesville
Nearest Train Station
Charlottesville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
62%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cavalier
School Colors
Orange and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf   x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Squash x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf   x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Squash x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Squash x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
crew, football

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, madison house, student government, university guides, university union, the cavalier daily
Sororities
31% of women participate
Fraternities
31% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
16,777
Women
9,216 (54.9%)
Men
7,561 (45.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
16,007
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.2% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.6% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students.
4.2% from 125 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,862

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
93.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
95.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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