There is much to love about the University of Virginia, one of the country’s top public universities. Just to name a few: “Tradition, student self-governance, the honor system, the access to world renowned professors, [and] the beauty of the architecture.” The school’s affordable in-state tuition guarantees students access to “the perfect balance of world-class academics, a tradition of school spirit, and a great party scene.” While there are a lot of opportunities at UVA, “no one is going to hold your hand and help you find what you’re interested in.”
Most students instantly fall in love with the “accessible and charming” Charlottesville, with its “awesome, local, and iconic” food, “local quirky shops,” “a thriving music scene, multicultural festivals,” and “three great coffee places.” On campus, the lawn or gardens “always sport students lounging and reading, people walking their dogs, townies with their kids, and professors and students having coffee.” As for more traditionally collegiate forms of kicking back, UVA kids do enjoy “lots of drinking/partying,” but “you can find people who don’t like to if you try.” “We put an incredible amount of effort into our academic lives, and then when the weekend comes we let loose like there’s no tomorrow,” says one student.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security