• Rank: # 198th QS Survey
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University of Virginia-Main Campus

The University of Virginia (also The University, Mr. Jefferson's University, or Virginia; often abbreviated as U.Va. or UVA) is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was founded by Thomas Jefferson. Conceived by 1800 and established in 1819, it is the only university in the United States to be designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The University is one of the eight original Public Ivies. The University is notable in U.S. history for being the first educational institution to offer academic programs in disciplines now common, such as astronomy and philosophy. Its School of Engineering and Applied Science was the first engineering school in the United States to be part of a comprehensive university. Nearly 200 years after its founding, the University is at the forefront of important cross-disciplinary work being done by faculty and students across its 12 notable schools. That work draws on the considerable resources and innovative thinking of this tier-one research institution, which is also the nation’s #2 public university.The establishment of a pan-university Brain Institute that will address important challenges on the frontiers of understanding, treating, and reverse-engineering the brain. The Institute will draw on expertise from over 80 faculty in at least four Schools and the Data Science Institute, and will leverage cluster faculty hires in neurosciences, biomedical data sciences, traumatic brain injury, and autism.  - Connect with The University of Virginia on Univariety today.

Ranking

# 198th

QS Survey 2020

# 25th

US News 2018

# 113th

Times Higher 2018

# 173rd

QS Survey 2018

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

Proficiency in English and English Language Assessment

  1. Students whose first language is not English should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Students who are bilingual in English and another language and have scored well on the verbal portion of the SAT may be exempted from the TOEFL and IELTS.
  2. We strongly encourage all applicants whose first language is not English to participate in an English language assessment, regardless of their secondary school education. Please contact IntialView to schedule your evaluation. This evaluation is an opportunity to display your communication skills, reasoning abilities, and your enthusiasm for becoming a successful student at the University of Virginia. No other interviews are offered.
  3. For Early Action, please complete your InitialView evaluation by December 15th. For Regular Decision, please complete your InitialView evaluation by February 15th.
Standardized Testing
  1. We require applicants to submit scores from the current version of the SAT or the ACT. The SAT Essay and ACT Writing sections are not required or used in our review. SAT Subject Tests are optional.
  2. The last recommended test dates for Early Action applicants are the October dates. The last recommended test dates for Regular Decision applicants are the December dates.
  3. Students whose first language is not English or who have attended an English-speaking school for fewer than two years are required to provide evidence of their English proficiency by submitting the results of the TOEFL or the IELTS.
  4. Score reports should come directly from the testing agencies. Our ETS code is 5820. Our ACT code is 4412.
  5. It has been the Office of Admission’s long-standing policy to consider the best test scores submitted by applicants. We use the top score from each section across all administrations of the same exam. Scores from the previous version of the SAT and the current SAT will not be combined. For the ACT, we look at the best composite score and the best subscores, regardless of whether those subscores are from the administration where the best composite was earned.
  6. We hope you will submit all of your scores knowing that we will recombine the sections to get the best possible set of scores.

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Campus

Campus Facts

1,682

(Acres) Main Campus Size

4

Number of Campuses

1819

Established Year

Weather

9°C

Winter Day Temp.

-2°C

Winter Night Temp

20°C

Spring Day Temp.

7°C

Spring Night Temp.

30°C

Summer Day Temp.

18°C

Summer Ngt Temp.

21°C

Autumn Day Temp.

9°C

Autumn Ngt Temp.

Student Diversity

23:27

Male : Female

8.5%

Int. Students

23,883

Total Students

21,757

Full Time Students

61 %

White

10 %

Asian

6 %

African American

5 %

Latin American

Cost of Living

$10,052

Cost of Living in city

$10,400

Living cost of campus

Contact Details

University of Virginia-Main Campus

1400 University Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, 22904

Phone: + 1- 434- 982-3200
College Website