University of Virginia-Main Campus

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.virginia.edu
Address 1827 University Avenue
City Charlottesville
State VA
Zip 22903-2628
Locale Suburb: Small

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 96%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 88.3%
Five-year graduation rate 93.8%
Six-year graduation rate 94.6%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 3.2%

College Characteristics

Sector Public
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 16,655
Endowment Assets $6,308,922,241
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/virginia
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 4%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 670 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 720)
Median SAT Math 680 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 740)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 31.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 29 - 33)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 29.9%
In-State Tuition and Fees $16,412
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $45,756
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $31,186
Average Net Price After Grants $16,594
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,758
Median earnings 10 years after entry $61,200
Median debt of completers $19,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 0.9%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 12.2%
% Underrepresented Minority 12.8%
% Black 6.4%
% Latino 6.3%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 13.0%
% White 59.1%
% Two or More Races 4.4%
% Other 10.6%
% Noresident Aliens 4.9%
% Female 54.4%
% Male 45.6%
% Age 25 and Over 2.6%
% Part-time 5.2%