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University of Virginia - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Virginia - Main Campus ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Virginia - Main Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Virginia - Main Campus was awarded 184 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

University of Virginia landed the #42 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 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 is also ranked #2 out of 48 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Virginia?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 27%, University of Virginia is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 650 to 760 )
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University of Virginia received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 29 to 33 )
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University of Virginia - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Virginia - Main Campus is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Virginia - Main Campus is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Virginia - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Virginia - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At University of Virginia the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 87%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100
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100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at University of Virginia

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,010 undergraduates at University of Virginia with 16,267 being full-time and 743 being part-time.

University of Virginia Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.88 out of 100, University of Virginia is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.88 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Virginia - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Virginia is $20,281. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Virginia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,022 $11,198 $13,699 $22,028 $29,598

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Virginia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do University of Virginia Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from University of Virginia make about $61,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for University of Virginia students since it is 54% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Virginia - Main Campus

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.

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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

University of Virginia - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 83 majors graduated from University of Virginia - Main Campus. Of these students, 5,167 received undergraduate degrees and 2,859 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,006 NA
Economics 485 $59,700
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 348 NA
General Biology 327 $27,400
International Relations & National Security 241 $39,300
General Psychology 228 $35,700
History 185 $38,900
General English Literature 175 $31,100
Computer Information Systems 174 $85,800
Romance Languages 146 $31,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Virginia - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Virginia

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,483 students took at least one online class at University of Virginia - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 1,653 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,483 1,038
2016-2017 1,653 882
2015-2016 1,587 944
2014-2015 1,307 823
2013-2014 999 608

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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