For Parents
Welcome To UVA

UVA has a long history of educating leaders, and a UVA degree is a proven investment in your child's future. Our outstanding rankings consistently attest to the high quality of academics, the caliber of students' experience and the lifetime of opportunities a UVA degree offers. As a student at the University, your son or daughter will have the close support and mentorship of the of the top faculty in their fields.  He or she will be part of a community of peer leaders and will have access to a nearly quarter-million-strong network of engaged UVA alumni across the globe.

An Exceptional Learning Experience
Our close-knit community and our highly accessible faculty have always been hallmarks of the UVA experience. Our revolutionary model—designed to foster discussion and interaction between students and the best academic minds of the day—has not changed. Our professors make a point of meeting with students outside of class, whether to grab coffee, to meet for informal discussion and guidance or to invite them to dinner with their own families. With small class sizes (half our classes have less than 20 students) your daughter or son will receive a world-class education and will thrive in an environment where they are challenged and where they receive the support to they need to succeed. From their first year onward, they will have access to career advising and professional opportunities and internships that can pave the way to strong, successful careers.
Ensuring an Excellent Education is Affordable
We were founded as a public university, open to all who have the talent and ability to move society forward. For that reason, we are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for every admitted student. In fact, UVA is one of only two public universities in the nation to offer both a need-blind admission process and a commitment to cover 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need—a commitment that goes back to the reasons we were founded. For more information on affordability and financial aid at UVA, go to Affording UVA.