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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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 best thing about UVA is the education that you get for the money. It is hands down the best value school in the country. It is constantly ranked in the top 25 national universities and, being...
The worst thing about UVA is the food! Dining halls at UVA are notoriously bad. There are three main dining halls, and each is as bad as the others. When you have schools that are known for...
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
Every student at this school needs Every student needs a laptop to take notes on during Lecture classes. Usually professors talk very quickly and it's easier to type what they lecture and you'll record more of it than if you wrote. Also - every student needs a fan for their dorm...the 'historic' Old Dorms mean no air conditioning and Virginia stays hot until October so a fan is a must.
Another awesome thing is The Lawn
Another awesome thing is Beautiful grounds
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!