Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Find Schools Near

University of Virginia - Main Campus Overview

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, University of Virginia - Main Campus is a public institution. Charlottesville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Virginia - Main Campus Known For?

5,240 Undergraduate Awards
$53,721 Avg Cost After Aid
23% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at University of Virginia is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, University of Virginia bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $61,200 a year. That's about 50% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from University of Virginia to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Best Schools

University of Virginia - Main Campus Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, University of Virginia is ranked #40 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. University of Virginia also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

University of Virginia has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Virginia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Public & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Virginia has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Legal Professions Schools College Factual
#12 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#17 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#19 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools College Factual
#20 Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools College Factual
#27 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Virginia - Main Campus?

undefined

Contact details for University of Virginia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628
Phone: 434-924-0311
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofVirginia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uva

How Do I Get Into University of Virginia?

You can apply to University of Virginia online at: https://www.virginia.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for University of Virginia

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Virginia?

23% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
76% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 23%, University of Virginia is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 22%, and the acceptance rate for women is 23%.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to University of Virginia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 740. Math scores were between 660 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 660 to 740 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 660 to 770 )
200
800
University of Virginia received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 32 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 34. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 32 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 28 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Virginia - Main Campus?

$53,721 Net Price
27% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Virginia is $53,721. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Virginia, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $8,603 a year. That adds up to $34,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Virginia - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,319 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,310 undergraduate students at University of Virginia, with 16,319 being full-time and 991 being part-time.

undefined

There are also 8,318 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,319 full-time undergraduates at University of Virginia, 44% are male and 56% are female.

undefined

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Virginia - Main Campus students is as follows.

undefined
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,670
Black or African American 1,105
Hispanic or Latino 1,102
White 9,032
International Students 690
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,720

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at University of Virginia - Main Campus. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 111 countries are represented at University of Virginia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Virginia - Main Campus

13,297 Took All Classes Online
23,498 Took At Least One Class Online
293.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at University of Virginia. In 2019-2020, 23,498 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Virginia has changed over the last few years.

undefined

This school is the 17th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of University of Virginia

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia - Main Campus was $14,295 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $44,083. The following table shows how University of Virginia is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
General Engineering #1 #1
Physics #7 #7
Computer Software & Applications #12 #32
Physical Sciences #16 #27
Chemical Engineering #19 #22
Materials Engineering #19 #19
Systems Engineering #28 #28
Other Engineering #30 #33
Engineering #31 #37
Civil Engineering #49 #58
Electrical Engineering #67 #85

Online Affordability Rankings of University of Virginia Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia - Main Campus was $18,895 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $53,627. The following table shows how University of Virginia is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Computer Software & Applications #8 #8

Online Growth Rankings of University of Virginia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Virginia - Main Campus was 293.3%. This is the #224 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at University of Virginia regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Virginia majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 21%
Computer Information Systems 7%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22%
Curriculum & Instruction 6%
Educational Administration 7%
Health Professions 2%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 22%
Information Technology 85%
Nursing 7%
Public Administration 42%
Public Administration & Social Service 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Virginia ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Virginia.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Software & Applications #4
Curriculum & Instruction #7
Teaching English or French #10
Public Administration #10
Information Technology #16
Criminal Justice & Corrections #16
Computer Information Systems #17
Human Resource Management #17
Public Administration & Social Service #25
Accounting #25
Educational Administration #26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #28
Health & Medical Administrative Services #28
Nursing #32
Computer & Information Sciences #33
Business Administration & Management #88
Education #88
Health Professions #97
Business, Management & Marketing #127

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Virginia - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1,125 0 0 0 1,125
Economics 0 0 511 0 14 10 535
Business Administration & Management 0 3 0 34 466 2 505
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 346 0 159 0 505
Law 0 0 0 0 0 315 315
General Biology 0 0 281 0 2 10 293
International Relations & National Security 0 0 270 0 0 3 273
Computer Information Systems 4 0 187 0 60 10 261
Nursing 0 0 100 0 133 26 259
General Psychology 0 0 224 0 17 15 256
General English Literature 0 0 187 0 17 10 214
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 8 0 205 0 0 213
Systems Engineering 0 0 126 0 50 7 183
History 0 0 149 0 16 7 172
Romance Languages 0 0 146 0 6 8 160
General Education 0 0 0 0 133 24 157
Public Policy 0 0 82 0 75 0 157
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 153 153
Mathematics 0 0 114 0 9 5 128
Political Science & Government 0 0 112 0 4 4 120
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 76 0 32 4 112
Educational Administration 0 0 0 6 95 10 111
Chemistry 0 0 77 0 14 19 110
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 2 104 3 109
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 89 0 5 9 103
Health & Physical Education 0 0 73 0 22 0 95
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 94 0 0 0 94
Sociology 0 0 86 0 3 5 94
Computer Engineering 0 0 58 0 27 3 88
Information Technology 0 0 0 10 71 0 81
Anthropology 0 0 54 0 15 8 77
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 60 6 66
General Architecture 0 0 63 0 0 0 63
Communication Sciences 0 0 33 0 30 0 63
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 62 0 62
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 53 0 2 5 60
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 50 8 58
Chemical Engineering 0 0 41 0 9 7 57
Religious Studies 0 0 39 0 8 9 56
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 54 0 54
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 54 0 54
Electrical Engineering 0 0 29 0 8 17 54
International Business 0 0 0 0 53 0 53
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 52 0 0 0 52
Civil Engineering 0 0 28 0 18 5 51
Philosophy 0 0 43 0 2 4 49
Physics 0 0 32 0 7 9 48
Statistics 0 0 0 0 39 7 46
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Public Health 0 0 0 0 39 0 39
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Music 0 0 31 0 0 1 32
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 21 8 29
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 16 0 7 5 28
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 27 0 0 27
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 27 0 27
Ethnic Studies 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 11 0 14 0 25
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 16 0 2 3 21
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 15 0 3 2 20
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Accounting 0 17 0 0 0 0 17
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 11 0 6 0 17
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 8 5 13
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Public Administration 0 0 0 12 0 0 12
Area Studies 0 0 2 0 9 0 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 10 1 0 0 11
General Engineering 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 9 9
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 9 9
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 9 9
Human Resource Management 0 2 0 6 0 0 8
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Architectural History 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 4 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Environmental Design 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 30 5,206 315 2,186 806 8,547

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.