UVA is on a 1,167-acre campus in the suburban setting of Charlottesville, Virginia, not far from Richmond.
UVA has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UVA has fraternities and sororities.
UVA has the Student Council. In fact, more students participate in the Student Council than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UVA include Madison House, Virginia Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team, Active Minds at UVA and Data Science and Analytics Club.
UVA students' favorite campus traditions are Lighting of the Lawn, Rotunda Sing and Pancakes for Parkinson's.
This table offers information on housing at UVA.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||26%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||6,994|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||6,420|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||74%|
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 2022, 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 6,994 spots available in on-campus housing for all 19,306 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 6,420 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UVA offers coed housing.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Squash||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UVA, take Interstate 64 to Charlottesville, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Charlottesville-Albemarle airport.
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