Tool December 2017

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 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 52 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 77%
Applicants who took ACT 50%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+38%
600-69946%
600+84%

SAT Math Score

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

ACT Score

30-3669%
24-2927%
24+96%

Students applied32,377
Students admitted9,668
Admission rate30%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$14,049
Fees$2,732
Room and board$11,220
Estimated book expense$1,320
Total cost$29,321

Cost after need-based aid$8,341
Cost after non-need-based aid$23,355

Average debt at graduation$24,598

Out of State

Tuition$43,902
Fees$3,414
Room and board$11,220
Estimated book expense$1,320
Total cost$59,856

Cost after need-based aid$38,876
Cost after non-need-based aid$53,890

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$20,980
Average non-need-based aid$5,966

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment16,331

Full-Time

Men7,089
Women8,395

Part-Time

Men307
Women540

Freshmen retained96%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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