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UVA Student Life

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.

Does UVA Offer Student Housing?

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 .

UVA Athletics

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

Is UVA Safe?

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.

Plan a Visit to UVA

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.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UVA's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UVA Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

72%

In State

28%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

56%

16%

7%

7%

5%

5%

4%

0.09%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

17,311

Graduate Students

8,318

Non-Resident / International Students

701

UVA Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

25,629

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

23%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$19,698

Out-of-State

$53,666

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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