UVA is on a 1,167-acre campus in a suburban setting in Charlottesville, Virginia, not far from Richmond. There are many activities and organizations for UVA students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
UVA also has fraternities and sororities.
UVA has a thriving Student Council. In fact, more students participate in Student Council than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UVA include Madison House, Organization of Young Filipino Americans, Cavalier Daily and Outdoors Club.
UVA students' favorite campus traditions are Lighting of the Lawn, Rotunda Sing and Pancakes for Parkinson's.
UVA offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most UVA students live off campus. In 2021, 26% of undergrads at UVA lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 74% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UVA. There are 7,107 spots available in on-campus housing for all 17,311 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,736 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UVA offers coed housing and .
At UVA there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UVA:
|Sport||Mens Intramural||Womens Intramural||Mens Division||Womens Division||Mens Scholarships||Womens Scholarships|
|Basketball||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Squash||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Virginia is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UVA campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
UVA offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UVA, take Interstate 64 to Charlottesville, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Charlottesville-Albemarle airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UVA's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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