University of Virginia-Main Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,970
3.18% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$17,579
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
23.9%
40,839 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
25,012
91.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
94.3%
3,198 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 (1,006 degrees awarded), General Economics (485 degrees), and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (348 degrees).

In 2019, 8,352 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Virginia-Main Campus. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,778 degrees), 5.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (925 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $14,970, which is $−13,530 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $14,970, which is $−13,530 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,579.

In 2019, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,970
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus was $14,970. The cost of tuition at University of Virginia-Main Campus is $−13,530 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$17,579
2019 Value
1.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Virginia-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,579. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Virginia-Main Campus grew by 1.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,590
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Virginia-Main Campus was of $11,590 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 3.3% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.27% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at University of Virginia-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 43% 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.
1.64%
2017 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Virginia-Main Campus was 1.64%, which represents 44 out of the 2691 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 40,839 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.84% annual growth. Out of those 40,839 applicants, 9,778 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 23.9% acceptance rate.

There were 25,012 students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2019, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 40.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

23.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,778
Accepted Out of 40,839

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Virginia-Main Campus was 23.9% (9,778 admissions from 40,839 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 26.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 9.84%, while admissions declined by −0.509%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
3,105
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at University of Virginia-Main Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Virginia-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 25,012 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 22,921 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,091. This means that 91.6% 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 56.6% White, 12.3% Asian, 6.18% Black or African American, 6.17% Hispanic or Latino, 4.24% Two or More Races, 0.092% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.068% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.4%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Asian Female (8.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.7%), followed by White Female (26.9%) and Asian Male (3.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,012 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 22,921 and the part-time enrollment is 2,091. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at University of Virginia-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2019 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 97%. 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
    14,152
  2. Asian
    3,081
  3. Black or African American
    1,545

The enrolled student population at University of Virginia-Main Campus is 56.6% White, 12.3% Asian, 6.18% Black or African American, 6.17% Hispanic or Latino, 4.24% Two or More Races, 0.092% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.068% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,079 students (4.31%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 524 more women than men received degrees from University of Virginia-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white (4,778 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (925 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Virginia-Main Campus is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,006 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (485 degrees) and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (348 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 (153 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (108 degrees), and History (209 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 (145,387 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (106,024 people), Other managers (90,521 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (88,339 people), and Postsecondary teachers (84,194 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (108 degrees), History (209 degrees), Language & Linguistics (213 degrees), and Legal (324 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (108 degrees), History (209 degrees), Language & Linguistics (213 degrees), and Legal (324 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 (233,837 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (157,939 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (146,204 people), Legal services (121,229 people), and Construction (69,723 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Architecture and Related Services (153 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (108 degrees), History (209 degrees), Language & Linguistics (213 degrees), and Legal (324 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. 1006 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 485 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 348 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Virginia-Main Campus was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1006 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,914
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,438
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,914 degrees were awarded to men at University of Virginia-Main Campus, which is 0.882 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,438).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 379 degrees were awarded to men at University of Virginia-Main Campus in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.604 times less than the 627 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 627 degrees were awarded to women at University of Virginia-Main Campus in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.65 times more than the 379 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 88% 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, 95% 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 (69.1%).

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, 5.88% of graduates (188 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,778 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    925 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    542 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white (4,778 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (925 degrees).

6.49% of degree recipients (542 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,612 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,166 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    478 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Virginia-Main Campus is white female (2,612 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,166 degrees).

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Operations

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $6.95B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $396M (5.69%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Virginia-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $3.57B. University of Virginia-Main Campus employs 575 Professors, 440 Assistant professors, and 396 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Virginia-Main Campus are Male Professors (426), Male Associate professors(230), and Male Assistant professors (225).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus are: Management, with 1080 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1027 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 711 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$6.95B
2019 Endowment
1.42%
growth from 2018

University of Virginia-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $6.95B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Virginia-Main Campus grew 1.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.64B 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. $300M - Federal
  2. $6.21M - State
  3. $173k - Local

As of 2019, University of Virginia-Main Campus received $300M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.21M from state grants and contracts, and $173k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.44B
2019 Salaries
7.01%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Virginia-Main Campus paid a median of $1.44B in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.57B) and a 7.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.45% growth from 2017 and a 5.78% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$215M
Instructional Salaries
1,522
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Virginia-Main Campus paid a total of $215M to 1,522 employees working as instructors, which represents 15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
575 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1080 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Professor with 575 employees; Assistant professor with 440 employees; and Assistant professor with 396 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus were Management with 1,080 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,027 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 711 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Virginia-Main Campus was Male Professor with 426 employees, Male Associate professor with 230 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 225 employees.

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

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