UVA is a great school for highly engaged and ambitious students looking for strong academics, school pride and pretty campus steeped in tradition.
Academics are strong across the board. Some top programs include engineering (grown in popularity over the past five years), business, architecture and nursing.
Students like to engage in debates and have a strong intellectual curiosity. They are also bound by the honor code, which informs the campus environment.
Approximately 30% of students are from out-of-state; UVA competes with the top 25 universities, many of which are private institutions, for stellar students.
UVA takes a holistic review, however test scores are more important for out-of-state applicants. Typically out-of-state applicants have SATs in the 700+ in each category or 32+ on the ACTs.