University of Virginia-Main Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,496

6.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,945

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

0.959%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

29.9%

32,377 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,898

90.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

94.2%

3,051 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 (829 degrees awarded), General Economics (441 degrees), and General Business (340 degrees).

In 2016, 7,638 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Virginia-Main Campus. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,744 degrees), 6.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (787 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $12,496, which is $-13,360 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $12,496, which is $-13,360 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,945.

In 2016, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,496

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus was $12,496. The cost of tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $-13,360 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,945

2016 Value

9.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Virginia-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,945. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Virginia-Main Campus grew by 9.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,400

Room and Board

$1,270

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Virginia-Main Campus was of $10,400 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,270. The cost of room and board increased by 3.46% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.794% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at University of Virginia-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

0.959%

2015 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Virginia-Main Campus was 0.959%, which represents 26 out of the 2712 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 32,377 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.98% annual growth. Out of those 32,377 applicants, 9,668 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.9% acceptance rate.

There were 23,898 students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 38.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,668

Accepted Out of 32,377

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Virginia-Main Campus was 29.9% (9,668 admissions from 32,377 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 29.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 4.98%, while admissions grew by 5.25%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

2,824

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Virginia-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 23,898 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 21,639 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,259. This means that 90.5% 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 59.5% White, 10.6% Asian, 6.16% Black or African American, 5.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0628% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (31.7%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Asian Female (7.09%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (29%), followed by White Female (26.9%) and Asian Male (3.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,898 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 21,639 and the part-time enrollment is 2,259. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

2016 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

    14,211

  2. Asian

    2,545

  3. Black or African American

    1,472

The enrolled student population at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 59.5% White, 10.6% Asian, 6.16% Black or African American, 5.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0628% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,200 students (5.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 642 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 (4,744 degrees awarded). There were 6.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (787 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Virginia-Main Campus is Liberal Arts & Sciences (829 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (441 degrees) and General Business (340 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 (152 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (125 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (231 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 (131,982 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (127,617 people), Miscellaneous managers (110,149 people), Architects, except naval (99,250 people), and Postsecondary teachers (86,080 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (152 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (125 degrees), Language & Linguistics (231 degrees), Legal (379 degrees), and History (186 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (152 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (125 degrees), Language & Linguistics (231 degrees), Legal (379 degrees), and History (186 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 (228,559 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (165,255 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (136,309 people), Legal services (122,030 people), and Hospitals (63,047 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (152 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (125 degrees), Language & Linguistics (231 degrees), Legal (379 degrees), and History (186 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. 829 degrees awarded

  2. 441 degrees awarded

  3. 340 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Virginia-Main Campus was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 829 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,498

  2. 4,140

In 2016, 3,498 degrees were awarded to men at University of Virginia-Main Campus, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,140).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 297 degrees were awarded to men at University of Virginia-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.52 times more than the 118 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 550 degrees were awarded to women at University of Virginia-Main Campus in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.97 times more than the 279 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%

100% Completion Time

94%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% 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 (67.2%).

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, 5.15% of graduates (157 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,744 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    787 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    388 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white (4,744 degrees awarded). There were 6.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (787 degrees).

4.79% of degree recipients (366 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,589 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,155 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    434 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white female (2,589 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,155 degrees).

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Operations

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $6.1B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $424M (6.95%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Virginia-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $2.82B. Of that $2.82B, they spent $1.18B on salaries and $2.82B on benefits.

University of Virginia-Main Campus employs 564 Professors, 381 Associate professors, and 295 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Male Professors (431), Male Associate professors(223), and Female Associate professors (158).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 870 employees, Management, with 794 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 699 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.1B

2015 Endowment

3.79%

growth from 2014

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $6.1B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Virginia-Main Campus grew 3.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.83B 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. $221M - Federal

  2. $3.76M - State

  3. $97.9k - Local

As of 2015, University of Virginia-Main Campus received $221M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.76M from state grants and contracts, and $97.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.18B

Salary Expenditure

$2.82B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Virginia-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $2.82B. Of that $2.82B, they spent $1.18B on salaries and $2.82B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Virginia-Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.18B

2015 Salaries

9.18%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Virginia-Main Campus paid a median of $1.18B in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($2.82B) and a 9.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.54% growth from 2013 and a 3.55% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$174M

Instructional Salaries

1,367

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Virginia-Main Campus paid a total of $174M to 1,367 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

564 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

870 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Professor with 564 employees; Associate professor with 381 employees; and Associate professor with 295 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 870 employees; Management with 794 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 699 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus was Male Professor with 431 employees, Male Associate professor with 223 employees, and Female Associate professor with 158 employees.

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

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