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Degree: Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Graduation Year: 2018

UVA has its ups and downs, but ultimately I am very happy to have gone here. I think that this school has prepared me for the graduate school career I am about to embark on through both the level of discipline I have developed here and the actual material I have been taught. I have gotten to take classes on topics way outside of my scope of practice, each one I have appreciated and enjoyed. Additionally, I was wary of a big school at first, but I thank myself more and more every day for deciding to go here because of the increased number opportunities that have crossed my path.

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Degree: City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Graduation Year: 2015

The urban planning program is filled with passionate, dedicated, and engaging professors. All classes are small - rarely more than 20 students - so you get highly individualized attention. The program's advising professors are very helpful. They are always helpful in matching you to scholarships and other resources. I would say that 1.) they are focused toward academic rather than real careers and 2.) It was incredibly difficult to get a job in my field after graduation.

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2019

University of Virginia (UVA) is one of the top best public schools in the U.S. I never thought I could attend this amazing institute. Even though I got acceptance admission letter from this school in summer last year, I still not believed that I could study here. The reason was I came from a very low-income family. When I lived in Cambodia, I couldn't even afford a one-dollar monthly tuition class. But I knew that UVA is an amazing school and investing in education is the best investment. Therefore, I decided to visit the school. I find out this great institution also offers a decent support to need-base student like me. What I found after my first semester at UVA was that this school not only provide a lot of supports to students financially, academically, and socially, it also has the best education system and phenomenal academic program. After finishing my first semester, I became a better person because of what I have learnt inside and outside of this marvelous institution. This school has helped me grow as a student and a person very quickly. Because UVA is such an amazing place to grow personally, academically, and mentally, now I am starting my own organization to share the knowledge and experience of UVAs students to other students around the world. I strongly recommend this school to any student who looks forward to pursuing a real quality of education. I confidently assert that the University of Virginia is one of the best universities in the world.

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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2007

University of Virginia is a great school with great professors/classes--however, it's a school for those who are super mature and do not require much advising. Their college career services were lacking outreach when I was in school (over 10 years ago) and making sure young adults, away from homes for the first time, are doing okay and have the necessary tools to pick appropriate majors for the greatest return in their livelihood. Success is not always based on how much one makes but how much life satisfaction one obtains from their careers. However, all of this may have changed. But after talking to a parent whose child also went to my university--she also confirmed my experience with the school's advising services

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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014

UVA is an amazing university. During my three-and-a-half years there, I became part of an amazing community of trust and encouragement. With so many opportunities (for internships, summer programs, study abroad opportunities, and networking events) as well as over 800 clubs (for academics, social life, volunteerism, etc.), this university very soon begins to feel like home. I loved my time here, and I would recommend UVA to anyone who wants rigorous academics, an amazing social life, and opportunities that will jumpstart your career.

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Degree: International Relations and Affairs
Graduation Year: 2012

I was dead-set on attending William & Mary when I was looking at universities in Virginia. In fact, I only applied to UVA because they had extended their deadline and I had some extra time. I am so happy I did. The University of Virginia is an amazing place to learn. Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the grounds of UVA are made to be a place focused on creating a community of learning. There is a group for every type of student, whether it be greek life or LARPing. If it doesn't exist you can create it and the university will support your efforts. As for academics, the university is touted as being one of the best universities in the country, especially for the cost of tuition. When I was a student, I had professors who had been civil rights leaders and instrumental in the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks. Even though you will have large lectures in your 101 classes you still get to have one on one discussion in the seminars for that lecture. The best part about UVA is its traditions and culture. It would not be uncommon for students to walk across grounds (campus) from an a capella concert humming the Good Ol' song (school song) to gather at the Rotunda and watch streakers make their way down the length of the Lawn (the quad) before whispering to the statue of Thomas Jefferson "Good Night." This is exactly what happened to me when I visited UVA as an incoming first year and what made me so excited to attend the University.

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Degree: International Relations and Affairs
Graduation Year: 2014

I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of education I received at the University of Virginia, especially for the financial value. I also made a lot of great connections and was thoroughly prepared for the next step in life. The professors are all world class. They make themselves available to the students both during class time and outside of it. I could not recommend attending enough to those that have the opportunity.

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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2017

University of Virginia has outstanding professors who genuinely want you to succeed and learn. Although some classes are difficult, you come out of them knowing so much more than you did going into them. You can't beat the school's architecture and being on grounds is always a treat. Highly recommend this university for anyone who is interested.

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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently finishing my last semester of my bachelor's degree in speech language pathology and audiology. I think what makes our bachelor's program so great is the support from our faculty members and our tight knit community. We are able to work with our professors for usually more than just one semester and develop a great rapport with them. I also think that we are provided with a lot of hands on opportunities when using certain softwares or conducting certain projects (for example using boardmaker or praat). Due to my experience, I feel that I am prepared to excel and work with future clients in any graduate program that I choose.

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Degree: Cognitive Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Attending the University of Virginia was a choice that I made as a high school senior, and one that I will always be happy with. The level of instruction, the campus life, and the people that I met are all a part of an unmatched undergraduate experience. The cognitive science major was a great choice for a blend of technical, natural, and behavioral sciences--and was a good degree to choose while also being a premed student.

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