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University of Virginia Description:

Established over 200 years ago by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia has one of the most beautiful and historic campuses in the U.S. The school consistently ranks among the top public universities, and with an endowment now over $5 billion it is the wealthiest of the state schools. UVA is part of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Located in Charlottesville, the university is near Jefferson's home at Monticello. The school has strengths in academic areas from the humanities to engineering. UVA is a member of the Association of American Universities, and it has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Explore the Campus:

University of Virginia Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,907 (15,822 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 94% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,216 (in-state); $38,228 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,419
  • Other Expenses: $2,470
  • Total Cost: $25,325 (in-state); $51,337 (out-of-state)

UVA Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 58%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 31%
    • Loans: 29%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,843
    • Loans: $7,466

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Statement of Purpose:

The central purpose of the University of Virginia is to enrich the mind by stimulating and sustaining a spirit of free inquiry directed to understanding the nature of the universe and the role of mankind in it. Activities designed to quicken, discipline, and enlarge the intellectual and creative capacities, as well as the aesthetic and ethical awareness, of the members of the University and to record, preserve, and disseminate the results of intellectual discovery and creative endeavor serve this purpose. In fulfilling it, the University places the highest priority on achieving eminence as a center of higher learning.

statement from http://www.web.virginia.edu/iaas/data_catalog/institutional/data_digest/goal.htm

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