Rank: 11

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VAwww.virginia.edu/
Median SAT/ACT
1360/31
Enrollment
18,624
Known as a 'public Ivy,' the University of Virginia offers in-staters a top-notch education with one of the country's lowest total college costs. What's more, students live and study inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the only U.S. college to have that designation), featuring a spectacularly beautiful campus designed by university founder Thomas Jefferson.Students seem to thrive: UVA has the...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$31,200
% of students who get any grants
40%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$15,700
Average price for low-income students
$10,100
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
84%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
3%
Average merit grant
$6,800
student success
Graduation rate
93%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$17,867
Average salary within 5 years
$58,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
52%
admissions
Acceptance rate
30%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1360/31
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
1-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

The University of Virginia is an all around great school. The buildings are aesthetically brilliant, and nothing is ever too far. Charlottesville is such a beautiful area. From its plentiful trees and rolling hills, everything is so tranquil. A view of the fog-covered mountains is always just a couple minutes...
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UVA is a great school with a beautiful campus and lots of interesting classes and opportunities! There are tons of extra-curricular programs to get involved in, from sports to the debating society. UVA exhibits a very strong "work hard, play hard" attitude, where students spend as much energy and effort...
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Academics are amazing, and UVA is consistently ranked in the top three public schools in the country! The class registration process is a bit of a hassle, but everything always works out in the end. Professors are very engaging and generally care about the topics they teach. Libraries are great...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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