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Best Values in Colleges

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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

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University of Virginia is ranked 3 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 42 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 86%
Applicants who took ACT 40%

SAT Verbal Score

700+35%
600-69948%
600+83%

SAT Math Score

700+44%
600-69942%
600+86%

ACT Score

30-3664%
24-2933%
24+97%

Students applied31,021
Students admitted8,997
Admission rate29%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,892
Fees$2,786
Room and board$10,400
Estimated book expense$1,270
Total cost$26,348

Cost after need-based aid$6,942
Cost after non-need-based aid$19,071

Average debt at graduation$22,933

Out of State

Tuition$40,506
Fees$3,468
Room and board$10,400
Estimated book expense$1,270
Total cost$55,644

Cost after need-based aid$36,238
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,367

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$58,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$19,406
Average non-need-based aid$7,277

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,483

Full-Time

Men6,965
Women8,667

Part-Time

Men358
Women493

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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