- Class: Alum
- Major: Biology
- Gender: F
- High School: Broad Run High School
- Transfer Student: N
A lot of school pride. A few problems with racism and how the honor system is handled. Frats & sororities are kind of big, which I hated. Charlottesville is an awesome town...So much to do. It's a small town with a big city feel. The 'corner' was my favorite...A street with shops, restaurants, and bars. The bar scene at UVA is better than a lot of other schools (like JMU). One of my favorite things to do was hit up the corner and go to bars (they're getting A LOT stricter with underage kids though... don't risk it. You can wait a few years to stumble out of bars).
The professors are excellent. Courses are challenging, so you really need to keep up with your work and not fall behind. Most professors are great at helping out students with whatever they need. The majority of UVA students are very motivated and competitive (which kind of annoyed me sometimes..I tend to procrastinate). I was a psychology & biology double major. Double majoring isn't as difficult as it sounds. If you're interested in psychology, during your second year, look into becoming a research assistant in a psychology lab. You get credit for it (usually 3), and you don't have to do much (no tests, no studying, hardly any assignments.... EASY 3 credits!!).
I felt out of place the first year I was at UVA. I was surrounded by preppy, stuck up, rich kids, and annoying frat boys. (I got over it though).