Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

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University of Virginia is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 46 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 82%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+36%
600-69948%
600+84%

SAT Math Score

700+44%
600-69941%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3667%
24-2929%
24+96%

Students applied30,840
Students admitted9,186
Admission rate30%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$13,745
Fees$2,668
Room and board$10,726
Estimated book expense$1,294
Total cost$28,433

Cost after need-based aid$8,296
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,640

Average debt at graduation$24,905

Out of State

Tuition$42,408
Fees$3,346
Room and board$10,726
Estimated book expense$1,294
Total cost$57,774

Cost after need-based aid$37,637
Cost after non-need-based aid$50,981

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$20,137
Average non-need-based aid$6,793

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,736

Full-Time

Men7,057
Women8,759

Part-Time

Men361
Women559

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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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