UVA

University of Virginia

1001 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,656
  • Class Notes
    2,301
  • Textbook Notes
    410
  • Study Guides
    941
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,396
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,542

Overview of University of Virginia (UVA)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


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

Location

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Admission Information (UVA)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Virginia is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
5
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
5
Social Studies
1
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone
(434) 982-3200
Fax
(434) 924-3587
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.27
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
683 average |640-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
45%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
10%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
47%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31 average |29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
75%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UVA)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $16,146|Out-of-state: $46,975 (51.25%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,220 (35.61%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,320 (4.19%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,820 (8.95%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Virginia accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 5
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003745
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UVA)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Virginia provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


88.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


93.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


95.0%

Programs & Majors (UVA)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Liberal arts/general studies, Social sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

Master's Programs of Study (93)


  • 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

Campus Life (UVA)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Charlottesville
Nearest Train Station
Charlottesville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


39% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


61%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
crew, football

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Virginia offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,774

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
16,655
Women
9,114
Men
7,541

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

Number of Graduate Students


7,705

Student Resources (UVA)