A Liberal Arts Education with a Commitment to Civic Leadership

The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise and dedication to building a strong community through civic engagement.


UVA offers one of the world’s most iconic undergraduate experiences. Designed as a machine to foster ingenuity, UVA has stood as a center for critical thought designed not just to create a better kind of university but also to create better leaders and a more informed society. In the last two centuries, generations of UVA students, faculty and alumni have continued to live out these ideas, in service to the common good. In a setting of extraordinary beauty, students from all walks of life and parts of the world gather to exchange ideas, dream boldly and commit themselves to a better society and a better world.

Residential Life

In your first year, you begin your UVA experience in on-Grounds housing, much of which has just been renovated, expanded or built. Centrally located, student residential communities are in close proximity to state-of-the-art fitness centers, contemporary dining facilities and virtually all academic classrooms.You can also live in one of UVA's residential colleges, close-knit communities that foster social and intellectual interaction between faculty and students of all years. These include:

  • Brown College
  • Hereford College
  • International Residential College (IRC)


Extracurricular Life

UVA students are nothing if not involved. From day one, students here engage in a multitude of activities—from participating in student governance and councils to planning and attending social events to contributing to UVA service efforts.

With nearly 1,000 clubs and organizations, you will have many chances to discuss, promote, serve and celebrate. Almost everything at UVA is within an easy walk or bike ride, and ample bus service gets students everywhere on and off Grounds. Just beyond Grounds lies the Corner, where you can grab a bite, shop or socialize.


Admission Website


Deadline Information

*UVA will be accepting applications for First Year Applicants only for Fall 2019. Transfer students should refer to our website for more information. 

  • First Year Early Action Application Filing Deadline: November 1
  • First Year Regular Decision Application Filing Deadline: January 1

The University of Virginia offers a non-binding Early Action and Regular Decision application plan for first year applicants.  The Early Action filing deadline is November 1st with a notification of decision by January 31st.  The Regular Decision filing deadline is January 1st with a notification of decision by March 31st.  Please visit our website for more information.

Required Application Materials

  • Coalition Application and UVA supplemental questions the Common Application.
  • $70.00 Application Fee or Need-based Fee Waiver (Coalition, ACT or SAT, NACAC)
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), Counselor Recommendation and School Profile
  • Official High School Transcript
  • One Academic Teacher Recommendation
  • Self-Reported testing from either SAT or ACT.  The writing sections are not required. Students whose first language is not English or who have attended an English-speaking school for fewer thatn two years are required to submit the TOEFL or the IELTS.


Financial Aid

Nearly 200 years ago, we were founded on a powerful idea: that the next great leaders, thinkers and innovators could come from all walks of life. UVA remains committed to this ideal, with a financial aid model that makes a top education affordable to all U.S. students:

We accept students solely on their academic merit, regardless of their ability to pay. We meet 100% of demonstrated financial need. As long as students apply by the annual March 1st deadline, UVA will meet 100% of their demonstrated financial need through scholarships, grants, work-study and need-based loans. We limit your debt. We limit need-based loans to an average of $4,500 per year for in-state students and $7,000 per year for out-of-state students.

  • Net Price Calculator
  • Graduation Rate - 95%
  • Percentage of Students on Financial Aid - 32%
  • Total Cost of Attendance - Virginians $31,384/Non-Virginians $65,256

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