Public Schools

University of Virginia

Virginia, USA

University of Virginia is a public institution that was founded in 1819. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,331, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,682 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia is often referred to among insiders as Mr. Jefferson’s University or simply The University. Only first-year students are required to live on campus. Former U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, journalist Katie Couric and former NFL player Tiki Barber all earned degrees from UVA. 

Quick Facts

The student-faculty ratio at University of Virginia is 15:1, and the school has 55.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Virginia include: Economics, General; Business/Commerce, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; International Relations and Affairs; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97 percent.

Bachelor’s, Master’s degrees, Doctoral Degree
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School Type
Female-55%, Male-45%
Tuition & Fees
$46,975 / Room & Board $11,220
Test Score
Average SAT - 1350/1600

TOEFL Required
Acceptance Rate