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Colleges / University of Virginia

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate21%
Acceptance Rate21%

About UVA

University of Virginia Overview

University of Virginia is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Charlottesville, Virginia. UVA was founded in 1819 and the school enrolls around 28,033 students per year, which includes 19,306 undergrad students. UVA ensures housing for up to 6,994 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UVA!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UVA students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? UVA has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UVA has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UVA on the Student Life page.

2022 UVA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 21%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 44%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 22%
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 22%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 51%
In-State Tuition $18,015
Out-of-State $53,471
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,065

Is UVA a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what UVA offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

UVA Acceptance Rate 2022

UVA is extremely difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at UVA is 21%. In 2022, just 9,951 out of the 47,971 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UVA

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 97% of students who start at UVA return the next year. UVAhas a six year graduation rate of 94 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UVA Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with UVA directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UVA's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Virginia's endowment was $6.4 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $16,747 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UVA

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UVA meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UVA full-time are awarded $32,065 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,125 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UVA.

Based on this information, does UVA seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UVA a good school for you?

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Where is UVA?

UVA is located in the suburban setting of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the suburbs of Richmond.

If you would like to see UVA for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Charlottesville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlottesville-Albemarle.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UVA and Charlottesville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

400 Emmet Street South Charlottesville, VA 22903

Campus Setting: Suburban

UVA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UVA is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UVA ACT Scores


ACT Range

32 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above


32 to 35


32 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UVA is 33. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into UVA. Students with an ACT score that falls between 32 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 32 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UVA SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1400 - 1510


Math SAT Range

700 - 780


Reading SAT Range

690 - 750

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1510 and Above


1400 to 1510


1400 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UVA students is 1445. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UVA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1400 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1400 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UVA.

UVA Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UVA is like? There are approximately 26,026 students enrolled at UVA, including 17,299 undergraduate students and 8,727 graduate students. 107% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from VA and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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