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University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
Fifty-four students are selected to live on The Lawn during their final year credit: Karen Blaha
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Overview
Public
15,476 Undergraduates
30% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Small
Public
Region: South
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Virginia-Main Campus
1827 University Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia
22903-2628
(434) 924-0311
www.virginia.edu

Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, and he opened its doors in the spring of 1825. Jefferson was the first and only U.S. President to establish a higher learning institution. This public research university sits on 1,682 acres of land in Charlottesville, Virginia. UVA has no official motto, but on a gate on campus, there is this quote from Thomas Jefferson about the founding of the school: “Here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." Notable alumni include the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller, actress Tina Fey, writer Edgar Allan Poe, co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian, tennis player Danielle Rose Collins, Former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and basketball player Malcolm Brogdon. UVA is a member of NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Its varsity teams have won 76 ACC championships since 2002, which is more than any other school in the ACC. Since 2012, it’s won six NCAA championships. Sports offered at the school include men’s football, baseball and basketball, and women’s basketball, lacrosse and soccer. UVA’s colors are navy blue and orange. The mascot is The Virginia Cavalier, also known as the Wahoo or Hoo.

Location

Charlottesville, colloquially known as C'ville and officially named the City of Charlottesville, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2016, an estimated 46,912 people lived within the city limits. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city, though the two are separate legal entities. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

586

New Transfer Students

Admissions
30%

Acceptance Rate

38%

Enrollment Yield

1240-1460

SAT Range

32,377

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,945

Typical Cost

$47,273

Out-Of-State (published)

$16,853

In-State (published)

56%

Recieve Financial Aid

88%

Have Loans

$17,306

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Humanities

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 700 clubs on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Named one of the top party schools in the nation
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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