Facts & Figures
A Leader From Day One

The University of Virginia is distinctive among public institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University continues in its mission to develop tomorrow’s leaders who are well prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world. The University is highly selective, accepting only the best students and those who show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.

The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville plus the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia. Not including the College at Wise, the University employs more than 28,000 people, including approximately 16,000 faculty and staff and approximately 7,000 Health System employees.

For 2017, the University was ranked the No. 2 best public university by U.S. News & World Report. In the 18 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, UVA has ranked in the top three and continues to rank in the Top 30 among the best of all national universities, public and private.

Rankings

#2
Best Public National University
2017 U.S. News & World Report

#24
Best National University
2017 U.S. News & World Report

#5
Best Value Public University
2017 U.S. News & World Report

#2
Best Public College Value
2017 Kiplinger's Personal Finance

#3
Best Public College
2017 Money Magazine

Distinguished Professional Graduate programs

#8
Best Law School
2017 U.S. News & World Report

#1
Education Experience, Darden School of Business
The Economist

Nationally Renowned Health System

The University of Virginia Health System is a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The University's Medical Center and its physicians continue to be recognized for their excellence in patient care, education and research.

27,800
Inpatient Admissions
Patient Volume 2016

887,490
Outpatient Visits
Patient Volume 2016

62,998
Emergency Visits
Patient Volume 2016

Nationally Ranked or High-Performing Hospital Specialties

(U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" 2016-17):

Cancer

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Nephrology

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Orthopedics

Pulmonology

Urology

Nationally Ranked Children's Hospital Specialties

(U.S. News & World Report "Best Children's Hospitals" 2016-17):

Urology

Cardiology/Heart Surgery

Neonatology

Nephrology

College at Wise

1954
Founded

Donna Price Henry
Chancellor

2,067
Student Population

140
Faculty

Athletics

Craig Littlepage
Director of Athletics

NCAA Division:
Division 1 (Football Bowl Subdivision)

Conference:
Atlantic Coast Conference

Colors:
Orange and Blue

25
Athletics Programs
12 Men's & 13 Women's

Mascot:
Cavalier (Cavman)

2016-17 Budget

$7.5
Billion Net Financial Position

$2.5
Billion Operating Revenue

$169
Million Philanthropic Support

$160
Million State Support

 
16.7% Tuition & Fees
 
49.0% Patient Services
 
11.7% Gifts & Endowment Support
 
17.4% Grants & Other Revenues
 
5.2% State Appropriation
Students

15,891
Undergraduate Students (On Grounds)

6,500
Graduate & Professional Students (On Grounds)

88%
Admitted from the Top 10% of their High School Graduating Class

87%
4-Year Graduation Rate (Class of 2012)

94%
6-Year Graduation Rate (Class of 2010)

Academic Faculty and Staff

16,006
Total Faculty and Staff

2,830
Full-Time Faculty

10,532
Full-Time Staff

Estimated Tuition

$11,892
2016-17 1st‑Year Students, In‑State, College of Arts & Sciences

$40,506
2016-17 1st‑Year Students, Out‑of‑State, College of Arts & Sciences

Board of Visitors

17
Members plus a non-voting faculty member and a non-voting student.

William H. Goodwin Jr.
Rector

Frank M.
Conner III

Vice Rector

Mark T. Bowles     
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH
Whittington W. Clement
Elizabeth M. Cranwell
Thomas A. DePasquale
Kevin J. Fay
Barbara J. Fried
Frank E. Genovese
John A. Griffin
Babur B. Lateef, M.D.
John G. Macfarlane III
Tammy S. Murphy
James B. Murray Jr.
James V. Reyes
Jeffrey C. Walker
Nina J. Solenski, M.D.
Phoebe A. Willis