Total Enrollment: 24,650
Institution Size: 20,000 and above
Campus Setting: Suburban
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral and first-professional
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 15,700
Total Grad Enrollment: 8,950
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Great value for the money, and professors that have made names for themselves in their field. I also feel that the surrounding community is an ideal one for students at the undergrad level.
The worst drawback was the student body atmosphere. These people didn't seem to have much of a social life, and yet they aren't especially well known for academics either.
Living in Charlottesville offers a lot to a twenty-something student. There's hiking and camping 15-20 minutes outside of city limits; the nightlife varies from wild, rambunctious undergrads on...
The fraternity/sorority can be a bit much sometimes - bowties to football games? - but they're easily ignored.
The campus is beautiful, and student life is great.
the engineering school (which I attended) was secluded from the rest of the university, and students had very few shared classes with non-engineering students
I wish I knew The challenge
I wish I knew Students are not arrogant. Everyone here is talented - and it is understood that bragging is ridiculous because the next kid is somehow smarter than you. We love our school and love to love on it. But internally, it is a greater struggle to learn people's stories than to get them to shut up about them.
Every student at this school needs A new(ish) laptop
Another awesome thing is The thing that I think is awesome about UVA is the lingo specific to students. The campus is referred to as the Grounds, the students are not freshman or sophomores but first or second years (because Thomas Jefferson, the founder of UVA, believed that your education never stopped) and the Corner is a street block of bars and restaurants where students frequently visit. In addition to the UVA lingo are the traditions that exist here: Secret Society members are present among student classes, streaking the Lawn is considered normal, and steam tunneling underneath the streets is a regular occurrence. While our football team may not be the best in the country, I like to think that our tailgates are the best!