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The University of Virginia

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationC-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeF
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Apr 27 2010
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Coming into UVA, I was very excited to get away from the busy work of high school and have professors who were knowledgeable and passionate about their field, and be around other students who were driven to learn and succeed. Unfortunately, this was not at all the experience I had at UVA. My first semester 5 out of my 6 teachers were graduate students, some of whom hardly spoke English (So when they are trying to teach you calculus it can be very very very frustrating!!) And my English teacher only showed up to class when it was convenient for him (Very aggravating to wake up early 3 days a week and walk half way across campus to go to class, only to wait for 15 minutes then leave because the teacher didn?t show up?Over half my English classes were canceled or the TA just didn?t show). I didn?t think it was necessary at such a prestigious school as UVA to have to take a 300+ level class to actually get a full professor, but evidently that is the requirement!
The Clubs and volunteer programs were great. They were easy to get involved in and there are a lot of choices, but in reality this is the case at any large university.

Social life, where to begin…if you aren?t in to the drink till you barf frat parties then UVA is not the place for you! There is no other social scene besides frats (which are gross and pretty creepy). I always thought UVA went by the mentality of ?work hard play hard,? but I never saw a whole lot of working here. I came to college to get an education and am paying $21,000+ to learn, not to be able to drink and have tools in ties hit on me! I was really looking forward to the Football games, but they are no fun at all if you?re sitting in the student section, everyone will just be slobbering drunk, so try to sit somewhere else especially if you are with your family, because there is a good chance you will get barfed on!
If I could choose my college over again, I would have gone to a smaller school, with a more serious academic environment.

questionDid you transfer from somewhere
responseI am currently waiting to hear back about a transfer to the College of William and Mary
commentI meant prior to coming to UVA. By the way, I agree with you on a lot of those things, but I have learned to live with it.
commentNo I came to UVA as a Freshman
commentWell I hope you get into William and Mary. I would have probably transferred, but I am not quite as bright and came in without much college prep work, so my GPA was essentially butchered so I couldn't transfer. I've experienced the teacher problem you've had, but I took it in stride essentially as I hadn't really decided what I wanted to major in even though I am a second year.
commentThank you! and good luck!
questionAre you from VA? How much harder is it to get in as an out-of-state canidate?
questionAre you from VA? How much harder is it to get in as an out-of-state candidate?
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