Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened its doors with the purpose of preparing leaders to help form the future of the United States. UVA awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 150 fields of study. UVA is home to more than 900 student groups and organizations. Along with historically black fraternities and sororities, UVA hosts many groups geared toward African-American students. The Office of African-American Affairs works to make sure that these students feel welcomed and supported academically and socially on campus. Black Girls Run (BGR) promotes healthy living among African-American women. BGR’s goal is to minimize the number of black women with chronic illnesses due to unhealthy eating and lack of exercise. Since 1819, University of Virginia has been committed to the excellence of its students. Through exceptional teaching, UVA prepares students to become outstanding in their field and enrich to enrich the community.

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $6,112

     • Out-of-State: $19,118

Size: 21,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 7%

Percentage of Men: 45%

Percentage of Women: 55%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Specialist, Professional

Colleges/Schools: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Commerce, Continuing and Professional Studies, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Leadership and Public Policy, Law, Medicine, Nursing

Housing: On-campus housing provided


    • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma

    • Others: National Pan-Hellenic Council, Black Business Student Forum, Black Expression Awareness and Thought Society, Black Girls Run, Black Graduate and Professional Student Organization, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Alliance, Black Student Network at McIntire, Black Voices Gospel Choir, NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers, Organization of African Students

Famous Black Alumni/Faculty: Tiki Barber, Dawn Staley

City Life: Outdoor festivals, film festival, shopping, dining, city market, museums, wine trail, historic sites