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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. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Virginia - Main Campus Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Virginia - Main Campus was awarded 221 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is romance languages.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of Virginia as #33 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when University of Virginia held the #36 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

University of Virginia is also ranked #2 out of 49 schools in Virginia.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Virginia?

Acceptance Rate

University of Virginia - Main Campus has a very low acceptance rate of 27%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to University of Virginia just in case you don't make the cut.

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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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

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Virginia - Main Campus is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Virginia - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Virginia - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at University of Virginia for first-time, full-time students is 87%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at University of Virginia

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,655 undergraduates at University of Virginia with 15,766 being full-time and 889 being part-time.

University of Virginia Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 91.14 out of 100, University of Virginia is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.14 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 $20,547. 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 +
$9,526 $9,809 $14,335 $22,099 $29,044

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

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 28% of students took out student loans averaging $7,758 a year. That adds up to $31,032 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is 0.9%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from University of Virginia make around $61,200 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for University of Virginia students since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of University of Virginia - Main Campus

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, University of Virginia - Main Campus is a public institution. Charlottesville is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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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: 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 80 majors graduated from University of Virginia - Main Campus. Of these students, 5,188 received undergraduate degrees and 2,801 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 954 NA
Economics 399 $59,700
General Business/Commerce 345 $75,600
General Biology 332 $27,400
International Relations & National Security 271 $39,300
General Psychology 255 $35,700
General English Literature 187 $31,100
Romance Languages 173 $31,400
History 167 $38,900
Political Science & Government 146 $42,400

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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