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University of Virginia - Main Campus Overview

University of Virginia - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Charlottesville, Virginia. 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?

5,196 Undergraduate Awards
$52,216 Avg Cost After Aid
27% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at University of Virginia is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at University of Virginia is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from University of Virginia makes roughly $61,200 a year. This is 50% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average University of Virginia student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus Rankings

University of Virginia landed the #45 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. University of Virginia also holds the #1 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 Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate 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 Astronomy & Astrophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Systems Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best English Language & Literature 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
#4 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for History College Factual
#9 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#10 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#24 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Virginia - Main Campus?

Location of University of Virginia - Main Campus

Contact details for University of Virginia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628
Phone: 434-924-0311
Website: https://www.virginia.edu
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?

27% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
74% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Virginia is 27%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 26%, and the acceptance rate for women is 28%.

Average Test Scores

About 74% 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 650 and 760.

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  ( 650 to 760 )
200
800
University of Virginia received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 30 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 30 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 28 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Virginia - Main Campus?

$52,216 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Virginia is $52,216. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Virginia, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $7,472 a year. That adds up to $29,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is 1.5%. 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

16,267 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,010 undergraduate students at University of Virginia, with 16,267 being full-time and 743 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Virginia

There are also 8,002 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 16,267 full-time undergraduates at University of Virginia, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Virginia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Virginia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,509
Black or African American 1,077
Hispanic or Latino 1,077
White 9,077
International Students 820
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,707

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

1,038 Took All Classes Online
2,483 Took At Least One Class Online
15.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at University of Virginia. In 2017-2018, 2,483 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.

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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 2017-2018.

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 15.3%. This is the #1,063 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially 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 23%
Computer Information Systems 18%
Computer Software & Applications 44%
Education 11%
Electrical Engineering 3%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 55%
Information Technology 33%
Other Engineering 33%
Public Administration 14%
Public Administration & Social Service 4%
Systems Engineering 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Virginia ranks compared to all other partially 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
Materials Engineering #1
Chemical Engineering #5
Other Engineering #9
General Engineering #10
Systems Engineering #11
Civil Engineering #13
Electrical Engineering #19
Public Administration #38
Engineering #40
Human Resource Management #47
Curriculum & Instruction #47
Information Technology #49
Computer Information Systems #63
Accounting #86
Public Administration & Social Service #86
Health & Medical Administrative Services #120
Computer & Information Sciences #138
Nursing #211
Education #265
Business Administration & Management #320
Health Professions #351
Business, Management & Marketing #401

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 1,006 0 0 0 1,006
Business Administration & Management 0 2 0 66 442 6 516
Economics 0 0 485 0 18 9 512
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 348 0 3 0 351
General Biology 0 0 327 0 1 5 333
Law 0 0 0 0 0 287 287
International Relations & National Security 0 0 241 0 3 3 247
General Psychology 0 0 228 0 8 9 245
Computer Information Systems 4 0 174 0 59 7 244
Nursing 0 0 107 0 110 25 242
General English Literature 0 0 175 0 22 14 211
History 0 0 185 0 13 11 209
General Education 0 0 0 0 158 34 192
General Business/Commerce 0 0 1 0 175 0 176
Systems Engineering 0 0 108 0 49 9 166
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 166 0 0 166
Public Policy 0 0 83 0 78 0 161
Romance Languages 0 0 146 0 7 4 157
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 144 144
Mathematics 0 0 122 0 8 6 136
Health & Physical Education 0 0 86 0 37 0 123
Political Science & Government 0 0 116 0 2 3 121
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 88 0 6 14 108
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 93 10 103
Educational Administration 0 0 0 15 86 2 103
General Architecture 0 0 62 0 39 0 101
Chemistry 0 0 75 0 10 14 99
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 69 0 22 2 93
Sociology 0 0 76 0 11 4 91
Civil Engineering 0 0 42 0 27 9 78
Communication Sciences 0 0 41 0 32 0 73
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 72 0 0 0 72
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 70 0 0 1 71
Computer Engineering 0 0 45 0 22 3 70
Electrical Engineering 0 0 42 0 13 15 70
Anthropology 0 0 55 0 7 2 64
Chemical Engineering 0 0 49 0 7 6 62
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 54 6 60
International Business 0 0 0 0 58 0 58
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 57 0 57
Religious Studies 0 0 38 0 9 9 56
Music 0 0 46 0 3 6 55
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Physics 0 0 41 0 4 8 53
Philosophy 0 0 45 0 4 3 52
Public Health 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 47 0 47
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 30 13 43
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 30 7 37
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 13 0 21 0 34
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Statistics 0 0 0 0 31 1 32
Ethnic Studies 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 14 0 4 9 27
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 15 0 10 0 25
Accounting 0 20 0 0 3 0 23
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 17 0 6 0 23
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 21 0 0 21
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
General Engineering 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 16 0 2 1 19
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 8 9 17
Area Studies 0 0 11 0 5 0 16
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 14 14
Information Technology 0 0 0 12 0 0 12
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 11 0 12
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 11 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 7 4 0 0 11
Architectural History 0 0 3 0 6 0 9
Human Resource Management 0 3 0 6 0 0 9
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Public Administration 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Environmental Design 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Germanic Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 25 5,167 297 2,085 774 8,352

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.

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