University of Virginia - Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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100%
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(4.51 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 8 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 23,898 (16,331 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 19% part-time, 81% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,272 in-state; $29,450 out-of-state
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a relatively quiet college town, but beautiful natural resources for outdoor activities. It is a little bit difficult to build a social life here because it is small. However, I love my program for the high quality of knowledge and good resources for clinical training.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The faculty in my department are wonderful. They are willing to help at every step along the way and always excited to discuss your work and collaborate. The department has a really great environment.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Very collegial department, open to collaboration. Only downside is it is in a small town, so hard to meet people.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

UVA's psychology program is among the absolute best. The professors are wonderful and the program overall is really supportive. You'll get a great education!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Curry's Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science program strives to provide opportunities for individuality in selecting a path in coursework/internships. My adviser responded promptly to any questions and was willing to make time to sit down and discuss future career goals and ways to mesh the program with connections for life after graduation. I was drawn to the research and projects involving ways to test and improve many aspects of educational and personal lives of today's youth. Although it is a relatively new program, I feel that faculty listen to needs of students and try to foster the growth of the courses and opportunities with each upcoming semester. Students can make this program fit their goals in a variety of ways, all with the idea of finding a way to improve the world around them. The only drawback of any program in the education field is the sad realization that there is not as much money to fund future leaders in this field as compared to business and other higher education tracks. Service and humanities programs may have to put in more money and time with less financial payback in the end and find satisfaction instead with knowing that they are making a difference.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent program with excellent faculty and students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I am in the psychology graduate program, and I love it. The culture within the department and, from my limited experience, of the graduate program more broadly, is an incredibly warm, friendly, collaborative, intellectually curious, and genuinely happy one. The faculty, on the whole, tend to care a great deal about their students' research careers as well as their overall well-being (though there are, of course, a few unfortunate exceptions, as everywhere). And I do love Charlottesville, though sometimes I wish it were a bit more city-like (with a population that includes a slightly higher proportion of working professionals to undergrads!), but the cute, historic college town feel also has its perks. I chose UVA over Harvard, U Penn, & a number of other "shinier" schools, & I haven't regretted it for a second!
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