The University of Virginia School of Law was founded in Charlottesville in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson as one of the original subjects taught at his "academical village," the University of Virginia. The Law School maintains an enrollment of approximately 1,100 students in its initial degree program. The school's reputation as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation is reflected by its perennial appearance among the "top ten" in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, where it is currently ranked 10th. The Law School receives no funding from public coffers except for in-state student tuition subsidies. Thus, the Law School depends upon the largesse of private donors, its substantial endowment and student tuition payments. In 1995-1997, the Law School used entirely donated funds to renovate and expand its buildings on the University's North Grounds to include the former facilities of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration which built a new campus several hundred yards away. The Law School's 51% alumni giving rate is among the highest of the nation's law schools.
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|(Location) Charlottesville, VA|
UVA Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 21% of its applicants. Comparatively, Uva is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 11/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 01/01
Application Fee : $80
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UVA Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Uva is Below Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Virginia 1L section size is 53% larger than law schools in Virginia and 49% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Virginia class of 2015 had an employment rate of 97% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2015, 89.4%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.