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The University of Virginia

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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She cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Feb 23 2010
Major: Chemistry (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm not your typical UVa student - at least, that's the impression I get reading other reviews of UVa. The truth is, there is not typical UVa student, and thats why I love it here. We're a huge school, with a pretty diverse group of people. Students for Objectivism, College Republicans, College Democrates, ACLU@UVA, NORML@UVa, Queer and Allied Activism, Christian Hoos Exault, and Hoos for Israel are all active clubs here. I have friends in all of them. As students at UVa, we are united by a commitment to our education - and by generally honorable, courteous behavior. I can't believe how friendly the people here are.

I'm not saying that there is nothing to the

fake tan/ rich and snobby
sterotype. What I am trying to say is that we are a school with 13,000 undergraduates, 1/3 of whom are involved in greek life. That stereotype applies only to a fraction of that 1/3. If you choose to attend UVa, you're going to meet a lot of people you don't like. Hopefully, you'll also meet your best friends. My advice is to be as involved as possible your first semester. There are so many clubs where you can meet people with your interests, and so many things to do on a friday night other than hit up a frat party. I've been to exactly one football game and one frat house, but I never stay in on weekends.

Get to know an RA in your building, at least one professor, and if possible, a dean. I also recommend specifying your intended major when you enter. It's fine to change your mind, but this will help you get an academic adviser in your field. My adviser is great, but don't sweat if yours doesn't know a think about the subject you are interested in. His job is to make sure you are on track to graduate, don't let the presence of a formal adviser stop you from seeking advice elsewhere!

questionWhat other fun things are there to do on the weekend besides drink? Any non-frat parties?
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