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
16,655
Undergraduate
Students
(54.7%) 9,114 Women
(45.3%) 7,541 Men
7,705
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
27% of 36,779 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.27
SAT Math
683 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
682 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,360
Out-of-state: $64,084
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,520
Out-of-state: $48,244
Room and Board
$11,590
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$29,009
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,501
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,482
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
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cavalier
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.3% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.1% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 125 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.3%
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 Not Reported
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
 
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
27% of 36,779 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 19,359 applicants were admitted
Men
26% of 17,420 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,825 (38%) of 10,058 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,137 (39%) of 5,463 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,688 (37%) of 4,595 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
29% of 20419 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
5,961
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3,615
Students Admitted From Wait List
117

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.27
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
683 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
45%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
10%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
682 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
47%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
75%
Score of 24 - 29
21%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
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: 88%
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: $32,360
Out-of-state: $64,084
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,520
Out-of-state: $48,244
Room and Board
$11,590
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Other Expenses
$2,900
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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,938 (77.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,470 (50.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,470 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,470 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$29,009
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,291 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,594
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 889 (60.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,708
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 148 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
92 (2.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,506

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,414 (60.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,309 (56.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,309 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
5,309 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$27,936
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,561 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,284
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,367 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,230
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 358 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
656 (4.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,185

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,501
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
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
  • 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
  • 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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,482
Part-Time Faculty
93
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
6,037,499
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 Science in Commerce, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Teaching, Master of Computer Science, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Business Analysis

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural History
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • German
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Italian
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural History
  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering

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
39% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
61%
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 x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball 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 x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball 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    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
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
28% of women participate
Fraternities
24% 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
16,655
Women
9,114 (54.7%)
Men
7,541 (45.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
15,774
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.3% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.1% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students.
4.4% from 125 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7,705

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.3%
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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