UVA By the numbers

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In-state cost (including tuition, room and board, travel and expenses): $17,725

Out-of-state cost (not including travel): $35,605

Percentage of students on Pell grants: 7.9

Percentage who are “low-income”: 5.5

Percentage who apply for financial aid: 25

Percentage of undergraduates who apply for financial aid: 45

Funds given in need-based aid 2006-07: $33.5 million

Funds given in merit-based aid 2006-07: $12.9 million

Percent of entering students in top decile of high school class: 88

Average SAT score of freshman entering 2006: 1325 (out of 1600)

Percentage of students from public high schools, class entering 2006: 74

Percentage from private high schools, class entering 2006: 26

UVA by the numbers

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In the September issue of Black Enterprise magazine, the University of Virginia received national recognition for being one of the “50 Top Colleges for African Americans” (number 35, specifically). This latest ranking caps an applause-worthy month for UVA, which made headlines when it nabbed slot number 24 in the U.S. News & World Report list of top public and private universities, and was named one of Newsweek’s “25 New Ivies.”
    In comparison, Stanford University and Duke University ranked at 7 and 12 in the Black Enterprise list, respectively. Stanford ranked fourth in the U.S. News “New Ivies” list, while Duke ranked eighth.
    But when it comes to faculty diversity, meaning women and ethnic minorities, how do the faculties of list-topping schools compare with one another?
    When it comes to gender, UVA meets Stanford stride-for-stride, with Duke lagging slightly behind. However, Duke leads the other two schools in ethnic diversity by more than 4 percentage points. Let the numbers do the talking.