University of Virginia at Charlottesville

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Charlottesville, VA

$18,960

Avg in-state tuition

$52,843

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Virginia at Charlottesville

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a large-sized public university located on a suburban campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. UVA was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson who wanted to “advance human knowledge.” The university is now home to around 25,000 students with a strong focus on business and data science. UVA also has a renowned medical center that provides excellent patient care while educating the health care leaders of tomorrow. UVA has a current undergraduate enrollment of over 17,000 students. Admissions are highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of 24%. The University of Virginia offers over 75 undergrad programs and has an average graduation rate of 95%. UVA has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, with tuition and fees averaging around $17,000 for in-state students. The University of Virginia is highly ranked as having one of the best online Master’s degree programs for Data Science. UVA is also ranked #1 for being a college with the best overall value, in the state of Virginia, by Forbes in 2022.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

23% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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97% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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94% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Recommended

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 30-34

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1320-1510

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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26k

Students enrolled

92%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

57%

Asian

13%

Non-U.S. Citizen

8%

Black

6%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

55%

Socio-economic diversity

13% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

25

Total Online Enrollment

23,498

Student Location Breakout

92% 8%

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 67% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 45% online

Master's Check Bold 2% online

Doctorate Check Bold 3% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

18%

State Grant Aid

4%

Institution Grant Aid

36%

Pell Grant

13%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,557
State Grant Aid $14,044
Institution Grant Aid $20,863
Pell Grant Aid $4,598

Financial Outlook

$19k

Average student debt after graduation

$57k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.