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What are others saying about University of Virginia-Main Campus?

Academic Rigor
4.6495
Dorm Life
3.9859
Food and Dining
3.3467
Bang for the buck
4.4928
Clubs and Activities
4.8293
Campus Safety
4.3778
Most Helpful Review for University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Jessica from Chester, VA
  • 46 out of 48 people found this review helpful

The great thing about UVA is that it is a public research university - meaning its resources attract the big names in most fields of study. This is great for you, the student, because you get to learn under such academics as Rita Dove and Larry Sabato. A caveat: UVA has a single sanction Honor Code. If you lie, cheat, or steal, you will be tried by a jury of your peers and if found guilty of a non-trivial offense, you will be expelled. Virginia expects a lot from her students academically, but if you put the time and energy into...

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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Best decision I made. I love it here. By far it is the best school in the State.

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  • Eldon from Springfield, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Wonderful place! Very rigorous course work, but student life makes up for it! Loads of fun on weekends, whether you stay in or go out. Also many extra-curricular opportunities to get involved in. Grounds is beautiful :)

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  • Chris from Germantown, MD
  • I am a current student here

    UVA is an amazing school, and the wide array of classes and activities will allow anyone to find a niche. Additionally, there is both a strong emphasis on academics as well as a surprisingly vibrant party scene (if that's your thing). However, due to the competitive nature of applications, academics can feel a little competitive at times; however, nobody is actively working against you.

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  • Emma
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Such a beautiful campus! Thomas Jefferson knew what he was doing. I would love to go here!

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  • Anonymous
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Gorgeous campus. I want to live on the lawn!

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  • HC
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Been researching this school, it seems to be a good school for pre-med students and people who want to major in the sciences.

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  • Rianne
  • I am a current student here

    UVA is amazing! Not only is everyone friendly, but they are also very helpful! There are so many ways to meet and interact with others, as well as many interesting spots to just hang out!

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  • Lauren from Charleston, SC
  • I am a current student here

    UVA is the perfect combination of the opportunities of a big state school and the community feel of a small town! Students here really value their education but also love to socialize and have fun. We respect our honor code, our faculty, and each other!

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  • Andres from Wichita, KS
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    The Alumni I have meet are very sincere and friendly. This schools provides excellent networking!

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