University of Virginia-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,420

7.39% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,372

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.57%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

27.3%

36,779 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

24,360

91% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

94.6%

3,246 Graduates

About

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Albemarle County, VA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Liberal Arts & Sciences (863 degrees awarded), General Economics (425 degrees), and General Business (349 degrees).

In 2017, 7,780 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Virginia-Main Campus. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,801 degrees), 6.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (757 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $13,420, which is $-13,080 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $13,420, which is $-13,080 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,372.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,420

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus was $13,420. The cost of tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $-13,080 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,372

2017 Value

8.95%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Virginia-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,372. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Virginia-Main Campus grew by 8.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,726

Room and Board

$1,294

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Virginia-Main Campus was of $10,726 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,294. The cost of room and board increased by 3.13% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.89% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

26%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at University of Virginia-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

1.57%

2016 Default Rate

42

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Virginia-Main Campus was 1.57%, which represents 42 out of the 2672 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Virginia-Main Campus received 36,779 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.6% annual growth. Out of those 36,779 applicants, 10,058 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 27.3% acceptance rate.

There were 24,360 students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2017, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 37.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

27.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

10,058

Accepted Out of 36,779

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Virginia-Main Campus was 27.3% (10,058 admissions from 36,779 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 29.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 13.6%, while admissions grew by 4.03%.

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SAT Scores

74%

Submission Percentage

2,798

Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Virginia-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 24,360 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 22,167 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,193. This means that 91% of students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Virginia-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.3% White, 11.3% Asian, 6.24% Black or African American, 5.97% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.0862% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0575% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Asian Female (7.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.5%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Asian Male (3.55%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24,360 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 22,167 and the part-time enrollment is 2,193. This means that 91% of students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Virginia-Main Campus was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Virginia-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    14,195

  2. Asian

    2,751

  3. Black or African American

    1,521

The enrolled student population at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 58.3% White, 11.3% Asian, 6.24% Black or African American, 5.97% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.0862% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0575% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,213 students (4.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 498 more women than men received degrees from University of Virginia-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of Virginia-Main Campus are white (4,801 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (757 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Virginia-Main Campus is Liberal Arts & Sciences (863 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (425 degrees) and General Business (349 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Virginia-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (138 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (212 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (141,142 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (123,566 people), Other managers (89,657 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (87,532 people), and Postsecondary teachers (79,486 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (138 degrees), Language & Linguistics (212 degrees), History (190 degrees), and Legal (333 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (138 degrees), Language & Linguistics (212 degrees), History (190 degrees), and Legal (333 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (232,603 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,309 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (143,750 people), Legal services (116,104 people), and Construction (64,874 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (163 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (138 degrees), Language & Linguistics (212 degrees), History (190 degrees), and Legal (333 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Virginia-Main Campus.

Most Common

  1. 863 degrees awarded

  2. 425 degrees awarded

  3. 349 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Virginia-Main Campus was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 863 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,641

  2. 4,139

In 2017, 3,641 degrees were awarded to men at University of Virginia-Main Campus, which is 0.88 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,139).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 311 degrees were awarded to men at University of Virginia-Main Campus in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.563 times less than the 552 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 552 degrees were awarded to women at University of Virginia-Main Campus in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.77 times more than the 311 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%

100% Completion Time

93%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 87% of students graduating from University of Virginia-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Virginia-Main Campus is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.22% of graduates (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,801 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    757 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    397 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white (4,801 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (757 degrees).

4.72% of degree recipients (367 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,533 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,268 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    419 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white female (2,533 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,268 degrees).

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Operations

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $6.31B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $722M (11.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Virginia-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $3.15B. University of Virginia-Main Campus employs 566 Professors, 421 Assistant professors, and 380 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Male Professors (431), Male Associate professors(219), and Female Assistant professors (213).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 898 employees, Management, with 846 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 670 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.31B

2017 Endowment

9.25%

growth from 2016

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $6.31B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Virginia-Main Campus grew 9.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.02B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $253M - Federal

  2. $6.01M - State

  3. $104k - Local

As of 2017, University of Virginia-Main Campus received $253M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.01M from state grants and contracts, and $104k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.25B

2017 Salaries

5.78%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Virginia-Main Campus paid a median of $1.25B in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($3.15B) and a 5.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0896% decline from 2015 and a 9.18% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$197M

Instructional Salaries

1,484

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Virginia-Main Campus paid a total of $197M to 1,484 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

566 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

898 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Professor with 566 employees; Assistant professor with 421 employees; and Assistant professor with 380 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 898 employees; Management with 846 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 670 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus was Male Professor with 431 employees, Male Associate professor with 219 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 213 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Virginia-Main Campus.

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