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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Food and Dining
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Bang for the buck
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Clubs and Activities
4.7368
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Most Helpful Review for University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Jessica from Chester, VA
  • 44 out of 46 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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  • Oksana from Clarksville, TN
  • Mar-13-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Best program for Globale Executive MBA. Very supportive community. Professors are helpful and answered all of the questions.

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  • Andrew from Purcellville, VA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Virginia is an excellent school for prospective students seeking a challenge. UVA presents a traditional atmosphere for personal, social, academic and professional development. The school's reputation is well deserved and I have been thoroughly impressed, during my first semester at the university.

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  • Rachel from Pulaski, VA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Honestly, it's a very good school, but it has a long history of allowing its students to commit heinous crimes against women. Not the school for anyone looking for safety in a school.

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  • Tania from Cary, NC
  • Oct-30-2014 I am a current student here

    UVa is a wholesome campus, even the weather reflects it! We have strong academics, good programs ranging from art-based to sports-based, a huge student body that you can choose a trusty friend group from, and not to mention beautiful, huge old trees that give wonderful shade in hot months and add beautiful colors to the scenic campus during fall. I rate the University highly, as it seems to hold everything--upbeat and diverse student body, beautiful campus--grounds--with a cool historical flare, and renowned academics that provide you a competitive edge during your future career-search.

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  • Stephen from Sterling, VA
  • Sep-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Visited the campus and even attended a couple classes. Awesome overall experience. Plan on attending if accepted.

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  • Thanh from Norfolk, VA
  • Aug-07-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i like the peaceful country-like scenery of the campus this school sounds interesting and seems like a place that's right for me i wonder what kinds of scholarships i might be eligible for if i am enrolled to this university

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  • Lily from Manassas, VA
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    University of Virginia is a top-tier university with high quality education and positive, safe, and fun environment. Also, University of Virginia is the only college in the nation that is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because University of Virginia is at the heart of Charlottesville, there are many interactions between the school and the local Charlottesville community that have been proven to be beneficial for both groups.

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  • Nathan from Charlottesville, VA
  • May-10-2014 I am a current student here

    UVa is a beautiful campus in a great location. The college has great opportunities for research and going beyond academics. The only downfall is the number of people - there are a lot!

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  • Michelle from Herndon, VA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Virginia is a top public school for a reason. The programs and degrees offered here challenged you academically and pushes you to continuously seek knowledge. The students here are bright and ambitious and contribute tremendously to the University's prestige.

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  • L from Boston, MA
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a past student here

    UVa is what you're looking for, if you are willing to navigate hundreds of thousands of people and programs and opportunities. It is a fulfilling liberal arts experience, but you'll need to be diligent to keep your head above water. It has a stigma for being privileged, upperclass, and caucasian; but this gives the opportunity to try swimming against the stream, standing out as an individual, defying the mainstream, and connecting with/giving back to the amazing community of Charlottesville-dwellers, despite the stigma.

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