Skip to Main Content
Overall School Rating
58 Ratings

4.5 out of 5 Stars

31
26
2 Stars
0
1 Star
0

31 Student Reviews (5 star). See all 58 reviews.

Sort by

“Student”
January 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great college town. The professors are always willing to help you and the students here overall are friendly.

Downers

They could improve on guiding students more regarding career choices, particularly in their third year.

Comments

Make sure you go and sit in on a class. It will help you to get a feel of what the students, professor and overall life at UVA will be like.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Go Hoos!”
August 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great school and traditions. Great professors and a good variety of classes to take. Beautiful grounds. Great combination of of work and play. Situated in an amazing college town.

Downers

The football team is subpar. The online registration system for classes is a pain but very easy to overlook

Comments

UVa is the best school ever. Charlottesville is amazing and I wish that I never had to leave. An amazing school!

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

have professor that are at the top of their teachings

Quality of Life

great

Admissions

unique application questions, essays, interviews for certain programs,

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

UVA uses the Common Application with a UVA supplement, which has a couple of essays. UVA does not have early decision or early action.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Very challenging and rewarding. Most departments have exceptional faculty. Liberal arts. Large intro classes. Appropriate mid-higher level class sizes. Approachable and available professors. Advising available. Study abroad very available and highly encouraged. Workload is large.

Quality of Life

Absolutely amazing. Campus housing is amazing and provides an incredible community. You couldn't pay me to live anywhere else. Excellent in all regards.

Admissions

Essay intensive. All regular decision. Great financial aid. Many scholarships, both merit and need based offered. Very comprehensive.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

physics department cannot teach physics. Get your physics credit out of the way. They don't recognize IB credit, so take a lot of AP tests. Class sizes vary, grading is done (at least in engineering) by comparing how well you did with everyone else.

Quality of Life

AWESOME

Admissions

Standard application....

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

In the College of Arts and Sciences, there are several requirements that may be easily fulfilled by a number of classes. Two writing classes, a historical studies class, a "non-western perspectives" class, foreign language competency, and a given number of credits in natural science, mathematics, humanities, and social science are needed. Introductory classes are often large-- up to 500 people-- but the professors go great lengths to make themselves available to the students regardless. Particularly, Professor Kenneth Elzinga of the Econ department stands out. Many students claim the workload is intense, though I find it easier than high school thus far.

Quality of Life

It is excellent. There is plenty to do in Charlottesville. The dining halls are not world-class, but they provide decent-tasting, nutritious food most nights. The libraries are expansive and are excellent places to study or relax.

Admissions

Application was very straightforward. Common Application was used. Additionally, two short essays were required-- one asked me to describe a work of science, art, or literature that profoundly affected me. The other essay had a number of topic options. There are no interviews.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

general requirements for each college, major requirements, academic advising based on major, various class sizes (lecture classes can have 200 but smaller and more advanced classes have 15-20), grading is very strict, lots of study abroad opportunities in various countries or on the UVA cruise ship, lots of notable faculty

Quality of Life

awesome

Admissions

unique application essays, common application, financial aid and scholarship opportunities (need and merit based), athletic scholarships

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Difficult but doable.

Quality of Life

Everything is superb except the dining... which takes some getting used to...

Admissions

Common app.. financial aid... very competitive... especially out of state!

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I am en Echols scholar where I don't need to take core requirements. A lot of freedom in picking my classes and such.

Quality of Life

Really good and happy.

Admissions

Common app, essays, letters of recommendation, ect, transcript, SAT scores, SAT IIs

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

“”
Uppers Downers Comments Would You Recommend

Academics Quality of Life Admissions Level Graduation Year