a current student here
Ok this is where UVA is weak, it's a top rated university and the price tag becomes large very quickly. Personally, I believe the cost is worth the trouble, but that's an opinion. If you wanted a high quality watch, you'd expect to pay a sizeable amount of money. Same for UVA, except we're talking in terms of life careers and goals, instead of material goods, which are even more important. The day to day cost of living is on par with any other university.