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Tuition and Fees

Of the 14,245 undergraduate students attending class full time on the University's main Grounds in Charlottesville, 69 percent are Virginians. The first-year class comprises 3,434 students. In 2012-13, tuition and mandatory fees* for entering undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences cost $12,006 for in-state students and $38,018 for out-of-state students.

Based on the quality of both its academic and financial aid offerings, in January 2012 U.Va. ranked third among more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities nationwide for "best value," according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. In its 2012 Best Colleges rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked U.Va. second in the country among public universities, in a tie with UCLA, and twenty-fifth in the country among national universities in a three-way tie with UCLA and Wake Forest University. The University of California, Berkeley, ranked first among public universities and twenty-second overall. Thanks to programs such as the AccessUVA financial aid program, and the Jefferson, Echols, Ridley, and Rodman Scholars programs, the University continues to compete successfully with top institutions for the best students in the country.

*Note: In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, students pay an activity fee that varies according to the school of enrollment.

2012-13 Tuition and Fees, Net of Financial Aid

All University Divisions $454.5 Million

Tuition and Fees 17.6%

Academic Division $444.7 Million

Tuition and Fees 32.6%