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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 Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 16,736
   Women 9,318 (55.7%)
   Men 7,418 (44.3%)
Graduate Students 7,147
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 30% of 30,840 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 679 average
630-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 665 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $30,490
Out-of-state: $59,834
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $15,714
Out-of-state: $45,058
  Room and Board $10,726
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $28,084
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,365
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Charlottesville Population 43,956
Nearest Metropolitan Area Richmond
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 40% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Cavalier
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 23% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.1% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
6.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.3% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students 4.5% from 118 countries
First-Year Students Returning 97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 87.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported