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| If you're "smart enough" to get accepted to UVA, PLEASE do yourself a favor and go somewhere else/better. It was the biggest mistake of my life and I regretted it from almost the moment I got there. There was nothing enjoyable about it, and all the alleged "prestige" and whatnot that I thought would come with a UVA degree not only weren't worth it, but basically don't exist!!! And it's bad enough that I hated the people I was around, the idiot professors who seemed to know less about the courses than I did, and the reputation that goes along with being an alum of being a stuck-up, blowhard who thinks they're superior to other people (which most 'Hoos do seem to believe), but for the amount of money it cost me/is still costing me, it's just not even remotely close to even being worth it. Unfortunately (for me), the fact that it DOES cost so much to go there compared to some other equally good if not superior schools that for some reason don't have as good a "reputation", is the ONLY reason I stuck it out and stayed there for all 4 years - so I could "get my money's worth" (which I never did. |
|Aug 25 2012|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I hate this place. Do not come here if you want to make friends in ways other than partying. People at UVA are so focused on their career plans that they don't spend time getting to know many people. Throughout life I never had trouble having friends, but I feel like I have no friends at UVA (ok a few). |
The coursework is also very challenging and many of the classes are large, so many tests are scantron based. I always do worse on multiple choice tests than written/essay/short answer tests, so this really harms me. I feel like the only thing going for me in the prospects of finding a job is UVA's name.To make matters worse, the housing and dining situations at UVA are not impressive. UVA housing is spread out far away from classes and the dining hall food is terrible. Please just go somewhere else while you have the chance.
|Apr 04 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I transferred here for UVa's name. As a pre-med student, you want to get straight A's, and it helps to get straight A's from a big name university.|
However, I now quite clearly see my transfer was a mistake. At my old university (another VA school, not a community college), I was treated as an individual and professors were always available. Here, professors have told me straight that their research is more important than their students. Go to this school if you are willing to work on your own to get involved in the research community. In that sense, UVa is a great school.As a pre-med, though, I'm in my 3rd year, and I still have classes with over 400 kids. It is ridiculous. Not only did my old school not have TAs, but, now, even in TA office hours there are over 15-20 students. There is no individual attention.
|Oct 25 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |