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University of Virginia - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
21% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Virginia - Main Campus Ranked?

#33 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in VA
General Business Administration and Management Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Virginia - Main Campus was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business administration and management.

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Overall Quality

University of Virginia landed the #33 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

University of Virginia also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Virginia?

21% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Virginia - Main Campus has a very low acceptance rate of 21%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to University of Virginia just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to University of Virginia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 750. Math scores were between 690 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 690 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 690 to 750 )
University of Virginia received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Virginia - Main Campus  ( 32 to 35 )

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University of Virginia - Main Campus Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
95% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Virginia - Main Campus is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Virginia - Main Campus is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Virginia - Main Campus

97% Freshmen Retention
89% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Virginia - Main Campus has a freshmen retention rate of 97%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At University of Virginia the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 89%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  89 out of 100

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University of Virginia - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

16,319 Full-Time Undergraduates
35.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 17,310 undergraduates at University of Virginia with 16,319 being full-time and 991 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Virginia - Main Campus Cost?

$22,006 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
$29,680 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of University of Virginia is $22,006. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Virginia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,476 $10,063 $16,019 $22,021 $31,495

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Virginia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Virginia, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $7,420 a year. That adds up to $29,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do University of Virginia Graduates Make?

$77,048 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $77,048 in their early years. This is good news for future University of Virginia graduates since it is 81% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Virginia - Main Campus

Virginia State
16,319 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
University of Virginia - Main Campus is a public institution situated in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for University of Virginia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2628
Phone: 434-924-0311

University of Virginia - Main Campus Majors

82 Majors With Completions
5,493 Undergraduate Degrees
2,960 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 82 majors graduated from University of Virginia - Main Campus. Of these students, 5,493 received undergraduate degrees and 2,960 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,289 NA
Economics 509 $62,202
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 349 NA
General Biology 346 $23,465
General Psychology 263 $29,899
Computer Information Systems 251 $83,639
International Relations & National Security 203 $45,350
General English Literature 152 $32,559
History 137 $38,890
Romance Languages 134 $35,907

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Virginia - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Virginia

24% Take At Least One Class Online
8% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 6,235 students took at least one online class at University of Virginia - Main Campus. This is a decrease from the 23,498 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,235 2,060
2019-2020 23,498 13,297
2018-2019 2,601 1,055
2017-2018 2,483 1,038
2016-2017 1,653 882

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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