Roughly two-thirds of the student body is from Virginia. Some praise the diversity of the school while others would like to see even more. “Preppy” and “involved” are also common adjectives. “The typical student is very involved outside of academics and usually has a million things to do,” including socialize. “Student are highly involved in academics, extracurriculars, and socially. Your average UVA student is very well-rounded and extremely busy, but enjoys that lifestyle.” This involvement makes it easy for students to find niches within the larger community that suit their interests, and there’s no question that everyone here is very driven in the direction of their choosing.
Between the gorgeous campus and “the bucolic college town of Charlottesville,” students are very happy with life outside the classroom here. There’s a lot of school spirit and varsity sporting events are well-attended. Roughly a quarter of the student body goes Greek. Charlottesville’s adorable downtown mall is easily accessible by bus and has lots of fun activities!” “There’s an ice skating rink downtown, as well as various restaurants and shopping. “During the warmer months you can always find people outside tossing a Frisbee, or maybe setting up an impromptu volleyball game. There are plenty of great hiking trails in the area and the athletics facilities are great.”