University Of Virginia Main Campus

University Of Virginia Main Campus

The University of Virginia, or UVA, is a highly selective, public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819. UVA is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Curry School of Education
  • Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • McIntire School of Commerce
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • University of Virginia's College at Wise

UVA's athletic teams are nicknamed the Virginia Cavaliers. They compete in Division I and have won more than 15 recognized national championships.

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University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville , VA 22904
General Phone: (434) 924-0311

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University of Virginia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,860East Asian studies, area studies, African-American studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Slavic languages, German language, French language, Italian language, ...
Business and Management904business, business management, accounting, MIS
Education and Teaching645education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, physical education teaching
Engineering613engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Science464biology, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, bacteriology, physiology, pharmacology, biological and physical sciences, science and society, ...
Law440law, legal research
Therapy and Counseling345psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine176registered nursing
Medicine164neuroscience, medicine, public health, health professions
Architecture and Planning160architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, architectural history
Religion and Philosophy139philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering121computer and info science, computer engineering
Art Studies86art studies
Mathematics82mathematics, statistics
Conservation and Resource Management54environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts32drama
Medical Support and Technology23audiology and speech pathology
Fine Arts3art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for University of Virginia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,52647
Master's degree1,83560
Doctor's degree39346
Post-master's certificate534
First-professional degree5322

University of Virginia Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Virginia had a total enrollment of 24,257 students (22,428 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 56%
Graduate 38%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 29%
22-24 14%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
New York3%
New Jersey2%
North Carolina1%

University of Virginia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %
Part-Time 75 %

University of Virginia Room and Board (2007)

University of Virginia offers campus housing for 7,113 of its 22,428 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Charlottesville, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

University of Virginia Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal600710
SAT Math620730
SAT Writing610720
ACT Verbal2733
ACT Math2633
ACT Composite2732

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Virginia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,600
Room and board $ 7,820
Room charge $ 4,230
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,590
Books and supplies $ 1,150
Other expenses $ 2,139

Financial Aid:
University of Virginia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 374500)

University of Virginia Faculty

University of Virginia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track222135
Non-tenured and not on tenure track413326

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year106$179,11928$149,889
Associate professorcalendar year51$111,71820$100,730
Assistant professorcalendar year26$103,53526$76,904
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year10$85,87014$61,666
All faculty totalcalendar year193$146,29489$102,633

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year303$134,65469$117,619
Associate professoracademic year164$96,31589$87,024
Assistant professoracademic year105$79,479106$71,783
Instructoracademic year4$53,3007$55,829
Lectureracademic year22$50,87735$50,366
All faculty totalacademic year598$110,826306$83,737

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Virginia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference
Track Atlantic Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports108143251

University of Virginia Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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