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Impressions Of
University of Virginia

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Reasons to attend and to not attend University of Virginia

To Attend

  • “There’s a lot around Charlottesville to visit if you’re into doing things outdoors. It’s a beautiful place.”
  • “There is the College of Arts and Sciences. It’s great because it’s a big liberal arts school where if you’re not sure what you want to major in, you can try a bunch of classes. We also have a lot of really strong specialized schools.”
  • “UVA is a very good school. The name carries some weight and sets you apart from other people.”
  • “It’s a good environment for interdisciplinary work and research opportunities.”
  • “It’s a safe campus.”

To Not Attend

  • “Depending on what kind of student you are, there are a lot of overachievers at UVA so I can imagine for some people that’s not the kind of environment they want to be in.”
  • “It’s competitive, and there can be some individualism here.”
  • “I feel like UVA sends a message that they are working on diversity and being inclusive, but I think they just say it and don’t actually do it.” [See article, skip to “UVA’s History of Slavery and Racism.]
  • “If you’re looking to be surrounded by the opportunities of a larger city. They are still available to you here, but it may be more difficult to access in terms of transportation and housing if you want to be located somewhere larger.”
  • “It’s not a diverse community [In 2017, about 56% of students were White and only about 6% of students were Black. About 2/3 of the class of 2020 are from in-state.]
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