University of Virginia Visit Report by limabeans
Visit to University of Virginia in April 2009 by limabeans(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since August 12 2009 with 3461 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - It was April break. Crowded!
Campus Tour: Yes - see above
Overnight Visit: Yes - S stayed with his cousin in his frat house. Wasn't like Animal House...cousin had 5:00p class, meeting w/ some group from 9-11, and early classes the next day.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Welcome to a large school. probably 150 students there
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Virginia
My son and I were expecting to be totally WOW'd by the school. It's a beautiful historic campus, but our visit was nothing what we expected. First, it was snowing as I drove down the road from DC. Snow in April?! Then, the school seemed so very crowded: classes, lunch, and just walking around. Mobs of kids everywhere. Along the way, I saw two friends hug each other, saying they haven't seen each other in weeks. (compare that to a LAC). Finally, the admissions person gave us a very uncomfortable feel. She was much more interested in talking with another in-state applicant than us and I walked away wondering if it was a bit of reverse prejudice. I'm sure it's a terrific school for some (my nephew loves it), but it wasn't for us.