University of Virginia Admissions 2023: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Charlottesville,USA

  • Charlottesville,USA
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Srishti Chatterjee

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, this public university was set up to educate leaders and further the learning of people. The University of Virginia (UVA) is known to produce top-class alumni, students, and faculty and is known across the world as a research university. In 2018, the university earned USD 394 million in sponsored research awards. The culture and community at the university are governed by the students, who come from various parts of the world. These students are taught by over 100 academic faculty. UVA is also a part of the NCAA Division I Athletic Programme and one of the two universities that offer 100 percent financial need-based support to students. It is a global institution that has a USD 2.9-billion operating revenue, USD 197 million of philanthropic support, and creates an economic impact of nearly USD 5.9 billion in the state of Virginia.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

International students applying to UVA for their undergraduate and graduate courses can choose from different majors and master’s programs. The university offers global courses that help students from all parts of the world.


UVA offers 75 majors and minors, 8 certificate programs, and few other additional academic opportunities courses at the undergraduate level.


UVA Majors and Minors


At the graduate level, it offers 69 master’s and 55 doctoral degrees, including:


UVA PhD Study Areas


Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The eligibility criteria vary for each course at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All UG international students need to appear for their SAT and IELTS. Master’s degree requirements are different for each program apart from any one of the English proficiency tests.



Minimum Eligibility Criteria


SAT (as per course)


IELTS: At least 7




IELTS: At least 7


TOEFL: 90-100+






Note: Some courses may require higher academic and English proficiency scores. Check the respective course page for exact eligibility requirements.

What all documents are needed for application?

International students applying for a program at UVA need to furnish the following documents while applying to the university:


For Undergraduate Programs


For Graduate Programs

  • College transcripts
  • Standard test scores (GRE or GMAT)
  • English language test score (IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (LORs)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Essays, if required
  • Resume/CV
  • Financial documents
  • Passport copy

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

International students need to pay a non-refundable application fee for all courses at UVA. Undergraduate students need to pay USD 70 and graduate students need to pay USD 85 as the application fee. Some professional programs may charge a different amount for application fees, such as:


UVA Application Fee


What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

International students need to pay a higher tuition rate which applies to non-Virginian students as well. The university estimates the following tuition cost for international students for the year 2020-2021:


UVA Annual Tuition Fees


Note: Tuition fee does not include other fees and charges such as Activity Fee, Health Insurance, International Student Fee, etc. Total tuition may vary depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the exact fee structure.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Student Financial Services does not offer any financial aid for international students unless they have studied at a United World College school. However, foreign students can apply for alternate loan programs offered by private financial institutions or avail scholarships from the governments of their countries.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

UVA offers admission in the Spring and Fall intakes. The university accepts UG applications as per the following decisions and their deadlines:




Early Decision

November 1

Early Action

November 1

Regular Decision

January 1

Spring Transfer

October 1

Fall Transfer

March 1


Note: Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.


The university also offers admissions to two other terms – the January or J-Term and Summer session – which is known for more focused, experiential learning and smaller cohorts and batches.


For graduate programs, deadlines are course or school-specific. Usually, the Spring admissions deadline falls in October and for Fall admissions, deadlines are in December-January.

How do I start my application? Is there any Pathway option available?

UG aspirants need to apply through the Common Application portal. On the other hand, graduate aspirants can apply directly to the university using its online application portal.


Before you start your application process, you must ensure you have all your documents, transcripts, and test scores ready. Decide on the course you wish to apply to and select your respective school (for graduate programs) to determine if you are eligible to apply to the particular program. You can then visit to proceed further with your application process.

What are the steps to the application process? Does this involve an interview round?

The application process for the graduate courses varies depending upon the school you choose to pursue your degree in, as each school has its own process. You can visit and choose the school you wish to apply to and follow the steps for applying.


The University of Virginia does not conduct any interview rounds for admission.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The University of Virginia is prompt with its admission decisions. Here is when you can hear from the university based on the ‘type of admission’ you choose during the time of application (for UG):


Type of Admission

Decision Notification

Early Decision


Early Action


Regular Decision



For graduate programs, admissions decisions for the Fall term are communicated to applicants between January and April.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

At present, the university has an overall acceptance rate of 24 percent. Evidently, UVA is quite stringent in its selection process. It also receives a competitive applicant pool each year. Around 90 percent of students admitted to the first-year undergraduate courses feature in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.


The MBA Class of 2022 has a batch size of 404 students, of which 24 percent are international students representing 35 countries outside the USA.


UVA MBA Class Profile 2022


Though UVA accepts scores of different exams as deemed necessary by the course a student wishes to enroll in, no school of UVA has any minimum requirement for any course or program.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

UVA welcomes all its students from across the world. Around 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students from over 100 countries are studying at the university. The university and its student body form a very diverse cultural community that is warm and welcoming. In Fall 2020, the university’s student body count stood at 25,642, including 17,314 UG and 8,328 PG students. Out of the total student body, 10,346 students were from out-of-state.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

UVA allows international students with valid F-1 visas to work on the grounds of the university for up to 20 hours a week during the Spring and Fall semesters and full-time during their school breaks. Students who are part of Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) can also work only up to 20 hours a week. International students with F-1 visas are not allowed to work outside the university grounds.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Virginia has an iconic campus with 13 schools offering courses across the spectrum at Charlottesville and one College at Wise in Southwest Virginia.


College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Darden School of Business

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

McIntire School of Commerce

School of Architecture

School of Continuing & Professional Studies

School of Data Science

School of Education and Human Development

School of Engineering and Applied Science

School of Law

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

UVA's College at Wise

Is on-campus housing available?

Students arriving from international destinations must make arrangements of their long-term accommodation and lodging much before they arrive as finding a home after arriving at Charlottesville can be difficult at the beginning of the academic year. There are accommodation options both on campus as well as outside it.


UVA’s on-campus accommodation is both welcoming as well as empowering. It encourages students to not just do well in their program but be an integral part of the residential area activities and events. Living at UVA’s residential colleges helps foster social and cultural interactions among students on campus as well as faculty.


There are a variety of living environments for students to choose from for first-year students, undergraduates, graduates, and research fellows.


For First-Years

There are three residential colleges at UVA for first-year students:

  • Brown Residential College
  • Hereford Residential College
  • International Residential College

The accommodation and facilities vary as per residence area. All first-year students pay USD 6,680 for the academic year, no matter which residence or room occupancy they choose.


For Graduate Students

Housing for graduate students is limited at UVA on-campus housing, and there is often a waitlist. Their options for accommodation include single room accommodation at The Range or in the Faulkner Drive area.


Graduate Housing Area

Proposed Annual Rate (in USD)

Bice, Lambeth, and Language House


Bond, Copeley, Faulkner, and Language House (single occupancy)


Brown Residential College


Hereford Residential College or IRC (double occupancy)


Hereford Residential College (single occupancy)


IRC (single occupancy)


IRC (single occupancy with private bath)


Johnson, Malone, and Weedon (double occupancy)


Johnson, Malone, and Weedon (single occupancy)


The Lawn


The Lawn (without fireplace)


Source: University of Virginia


Living Expenses

The university estimates the following amount as expenses per year for out-of-state and international students:


UVA Living Expenses


University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

For any queries, students can contact the university here:

Address: 208 Minor Hall (on McCormick Road), Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA

Telephone: +1-434-982-3010



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