Common Data Set 2020-2021
The University of Virginia participates in the Common Data Set (CDS) initiative. Participants, which include both colleges and universities in the higher education community, as well as publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report, work together to provide - and improve the quality of - information on institutional data. The Common Data Set is a compilation of most frequently requested statistics and other descriptive information concerning students, faculty, instructional programs, and student services available at the University of Virginia.
- Common Data Set A: Address Information
Name of College/University: University of Virginia
City/State/Zip: Charlottesville, VA 22904
Country: United States
Main Phone Number: 434-924-0311
WWW Home Page Address: www.virginia.edu
Admissions Phone Number: 434-982-3200
Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number: N/A
Admissions Office Mailing Address/÷÷÷/:
Office of Admission
PO Box 400160
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4160
Admissions Fax Number: 434-924-3587
Admissions Email Address: [email protected]
Online Application URL: http://admission.virginia.edu/admission/instructions
Application Mailing Address: PO Box 400160 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4160 United States
A2. Source of Institutional ControlPublic
A3. Undergraduate Institutional ClassificationCoeducational college
A4. Academic Year CalendarSemester
A5. Degrees OfferedCertificateBachelor'sPost-Bachelor's Certificate
Doctoral degree - research/scholarship
Doctoral - professional practice
- Common Data Set B: Enrollment and Persistence
Institutional Enrollment - Men and Women
Provide numbers of students for each of the following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2020. Note: Report students formerly designated as “first professional” in the graduate cells. Information on Reporting Study Abroad Students (PDF).
B1. Enrollment by Gender
Undergraduate Full-Time Men Full-Time Women Part-time Men Part-time Women Degree-seeking, first-time freshman 1,624 2,147 8 6 Other first-year, degree-seeking 15 11 2 3 All other degree-seeking 5,536 6,928 271 354 Total degree-seeking 7,175 9,086 281 363 All other undergraduates enrolled in credit courses 18 33 138 217 Total undergraduates 7193 9119 419 580 Graduate Full-Time Men Full-Time Women Part-Time Men Part-Time Women Degree-seeking, first-time 1,063 943 210 312 All other degree-seeking 2,144 2,026 359 587 All other graduates enrolled in credit courses 14 25 179 456 Total graduate 3,321 2,994 748 1,355 Total all students 10,414 12,113 1,167 1,935
Total all undergraduates 17,311
Total all graduate 8,318
GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS 25,629
B2. Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category. Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2020.
Include international students only in the category "Nonresident aliens." Complete the "Total Undergraduates" column only if you cannot provide data for the first two columns. Report as your institution reports to IPEDS: persons who are Hispanic should be reported only on the Hispanic line, not under any race, and persons who are non-Hispanic multi-racial should be reported only under "Two or more races."
Degree-seeking, First-time First-year Degree-seeking Undergraduates Total Undergraduates Nonresident aliens 145 701 720 Hispanic/Latino 269 1,144 1,172 Black or African American, non-Hispanic/latino 269 1,160 1,177 White, non-Hispanic/Latino 2,038 9,408 9,706 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic 2 15 15 Asian, non-Hispanic 650 2,723 2,744 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 3 14 14 Two or more races, non-Hispanic 208 879 894 Race and/or ethnicity unknown 201 861 872 Total 3,785 16,905 17,314
Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
Associate degrees: 0
Bachelor's degrees: 4,172
Postbachelor's certificates: 359
Master's degrees: 2,192
Post-Master's certificates: 0
Doctoral degrees - research/scholarship: 338
Doctoral degrees - professional practice: 468
Doctoral degrees - other: 0
The items in this section correspond to data elements collected by the IPEDS Web-based Data Collection System’s Graduation Rate Survey (GRS). For complete instructions and definitions of data elements, see the IPEDS GRS Forms and Instructions for the 2020-21 Graduation Rate Survey.
For Bachelor's or Equivalent Institutions
In the following section for bachelor’s or equivalent programs, please disaggregate the Fall 2012 and Fall 2013 cohorts (formerly CDS B4-B11) into four groups:Students who received a Federal Pell Grant* Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan Total (all students, regardless of Pell Grant or subsidized loan status)
B22. Retention Rates
Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered in Fall 2019 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for students who departed for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government or official church missions. No other adjustments to the initial cohort should be made.
For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered your institution as freshmen in Fall 2018 (or the preceding summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your institution calculates its official enrollment in Fall 2020? 96.70%
*Students who received both a Federal Pell Grant and a subsidized Stafford Loan should be reported in the "Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant" column.
For each graduation rate grid below, the numbers in the first three columns for Questions A-G should sum to the cohort total in the fourth column (formerly CDS B4-B11)
Fall 2014 Cohort
(Formerly B4 - B11)
a Federal Pell Grant
Recipients of a
Subsidized Stafford Loan
who did not
receive a Pell Grant
Students who did not
receive either a Pell Grant or a
subsidized Stafford Loan
(sum of 3 columes to the left)
A- Initital 2014 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree seeking undergraduate-students 461 455 2,790 3,706 B - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions 0 0 0 0 C - Final 2014 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions 461 455 2,790 3,706 D - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2018) 383 397 2,536 3,316 E - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after Aug. 31, 2017 and by Aug. 31, 2018) 28 21 106 155 F - Of the initial 2014 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after Aug. 31, 2018 and by Aug. 31, 2019) 5 2 6 13 G - Total graduating within six years (sum of lines D, E, and F) 416 420 2,648 3,484 H - Six-year graduation rate for 2013 cohort (G divided by C) 90.24% 92.31% 94.91% 94.01%
Fall 2013 Cohort
a Federal Pell Grant
Recipients of a
Subsidized Stafford Loan
who did not
receive a Pell Grant
Students who did not
receive either a Pell Grant or a
subsidized Stafford Loan
(sum of 3 columes to the left)
A - Initital 2013 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree seeking undergraduate-students 445 486 2,585 3,516 B - Of the initial 2013 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the following reasons: deceased, permanently disabled, armed forces, foreign aid service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable exclusions 0 1 2 3 C - Final 2013 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions 445 485 2,583 3,513 D - f the initial 2013 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by Aug. 31, 2016) 372 418 2,342 3,132 E - Of the initial 2013 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years but in five years or less (after Aug. 31, 2017 and by Aug. 31, 2018) 35 23 114 172 F - Of the initial 2013 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but in six years or less (after Aug. 31, 2018 and by Aug. 31, 2019) 8 4 9 21 G - Total graduating within six years (sum of lines D, E, and F) 415 445 2,465 3,325 H - Six-year graduation rate for 2013 cohort (G divided by C) 93.26% 91.75% 95.43% 94.65%
- Common Data Set C: First-Time, First-Year Admission
The number of degree-seeking, first-time, first year (FTFY) students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in Fall 2020. Included are early decision, early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants include only those students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed actionable applications) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted applicants include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.
C1. First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Students
Student Type Men Women Total FTFY applied 19,118 21,760 Total FTFY admitted 4,137 5,093 Total full-time FTFY enrolled 1,624 2,147 Total part-time FTFY enrolled 8 6
C2. First-time, First-year Wait-listed Students
Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? Yes
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on the waiting list: 6,465
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 3,780
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 165
Is your waiting list ranked? No
C3 - C5. Admission Requirements
C3. High School Completion Requirement
High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
C4. Does your institution require or recommend a general college preparatory program for degree-seeking students?
C5. Distribution of High School Units Required and/or Recommended
Carnegie units (one unit equals one year of study) used.
Unit Types Units Required Units Recommended Total academic units 16 19 English 4 4 Mathematics 4 4 Science 2 4 Science units that must be lab Foreign language 2 4 Social Studies 1 3 History Academic electives Computer science Visual/performing arts Other
C6 - C7. Basis for Selection
C6. Do you have an open admission policy?
C7. Relative Importance of Academic and Nonacademic Factors in First-time, First-year, Degree-seeking Admission Decisions
Academic Factors Very Important Important Considered Not Considered Rigor of secondary school record ✓ Class rank ✓ Academic GPA ✓ Standardized test scores ✓ Application Essay ✓ Recommendation(s) ✓ Non-Academic Factors Very Important Important Considered Not Considered Interview ✓ Extracurricular activities ✓ Talent/ability ✓ Character/personal qualities ✓ First Generation ✓ Alumni/ae relation ✓ Geographical residence ✓ State residency ✓ Religious affiliation/commitment ✓ Racial/ethnic status ✓ Volunteer work ✓ Work experience ✓ Level of applicant's interest ✓
C8. Does your institution make use of SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year degree-seeking applicants?
Fall 2022 SAT and ACT Admission Policies Test Type Require Recommend Require for some Consider if submitted Not used SAT or ACT ✓ ACT Only SAT Only SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT ✓ SAT Subject Tests only
B. Type of ACT used in admission decisions for first-time, first-year degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2022 (regardless of whether the writing score will be used in the admissions process):
ACT with or without writing accepted
SAT with or without Essay component accepted
C. Use of SAT or ACT Writing Component
Use SAT Essay ACT Essay For admission For placement For advising In place of application essay As a validity check on the application essay No college policy as of now Not using essay component
D. In addition, does your institution use applicants' test score for academic advising?
E. Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-term admission:
Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for fall-term admission:
F. Other Test Policies
For letter G below, other tests accepted include: German Abitur, British AICE, French Baccalaureate, and Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate
G. Tests Used for Placement (e.g., state tests):SAT Subject tests AP Institutional Exam
Early action closing date: 1-Nov
Early action notification date: 1-Jan
Is your early action plan a "restrictive" plan under which you limit students from applying to other early plans? No
C9. Percent and number of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2020 who submitted national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores
Percent submitting SAT scores: 70%
Percent submitting ACT scores: 36%
Number submitting SAT scores: 2,707
Number submitting ACT scores: 1,351
SAT/ACT Scores by Percentile Test 25th Percentile 75th Percentile SAT Composite 1330 1490 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 660 740 SAT Math 660 770 ACT Composite 30 34 ACT Math 28 34 ACT English 32 35 ACT Writing 8 25 Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with SAT scores in each range Score Range SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing SAT Math 700 - 800 56.55% 60.94% 600 - 699 37.70% 30.43% 500 - 599 5.30% 8.07% 400 - 499 0.45% 0.49% 300 - 399 0.00% 0.07% 200 - 299 0.00% 0.00% Totals should = 100% 100% 100%
Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with SAT scores in each range:
SAT Composite Score Range Score Range SAT Composite 1400 - 1600 56.90% 1200 - 1399 36.50% 1000 - 1199 6.10% 800 - 999 0.50% 600 - 799 0.00% 400 - 599 0.00% Totals should = 100% 100%
Percent of first-time, first-year students with ACT scores in each range:
Range ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math 30-36 80.50% 82.30% 63.19% 24-29 15.50% 13.00% 32.49% 18-23 3.50% 4.00% 3.58% 12-17 0.50% 0.60% 0.74% 6-11 0% 0.10% 0% below 6 0% 0% 0% Total 100% 100% 100%
C10. Percent of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who had high school class rank within each of the following ranges:
Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class: 89.60%
Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class: 98.30%
Percent in top half of high school graduating class: 99.50%
Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class: 0.50%
Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class: 0.0%
Percent of total first-time, first-year students who submitted high school class rank: 42.40%
C11. Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year students who had high school grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale):
Percent who had GPA of 4.0: 89.64%
Percent who had GPA between 3.75 and 3.99: 5.54%
Percent who had GPA between 3.50 and 3.74: 2.72%
Percent who had GPA between 3.25 and 3.49: 1.27%
Percent who had GPA between 3.00 and 3.24: 0.45%
Percent who had GPA between 2.50 and 2.99: 0.28%
Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.49: 0.10%
Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99: 0.00%
Percent who had GPA below 1.0: 0.00%
Percent of total first-time, first-year students who submitted high school GPA: 76.75%
C13 - C18. Admission Policies
C13. Application Fee
Does your institution have an application fee? Yes
Amount of application fee $70.00
Can it be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
Application Fee Policy for students who apply on-line:
Same Fee: Yes
Can on-line application fee be waived for applicants with financial need? Yes
C14. Application Closing Date
Does your institution have an application close date? Yes
Application closing date (Fall): 1-Jan
Priority date: N/A
C15. Are first-time students accepted for terms other than the fall?
C16. Notification to applicants of admission decision sent
By Date: 1-Apr
C17. Reply policy for admitted applicants
Must reply by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter
Deadline for housing deposit:
Amount of housing deposit: N/A
Refundable if student does not enroll? N/A
C18. Deferred admission:
Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after admission? Yes
Maximum period of postponement: 1 year
Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high school graduation? No
C20. Common Application - Question removed from CDS.
C21 - C22. Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21. Early decision - Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that asks students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year applicants for Fall enrollment? Yes
First or only early decision plan closing date: 1-Nov
First or only early decision plan notification date: 1-Jan
For the Fall 2020 entering class:
Number of early decision applications received by your institution: 2130
Number of early decision applications received by your institution: 721
C22. Early action - Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification date but do not have to commit to attending your college? Yes
- Common Data Set D: Transfer Admission
D1. Does your institution enroll transfer students?
May transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities? Yes
D2. Number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall 2020
Students Applicants Admitted Applicants Enrolled Applicants Men 1,582 576 352 Women 1,388 624 416 Total 2,970 1,200 768
D3 - D11. Application for Admission
D3. Terms for which transfers may enroll:
D4. Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman?
Yes, 9 semester credit hours
D5. Items Required of Transfer Students to Apply for Admission
Required Items Required of All Recommended of All Recommended of Some Required of Some Not Required High school transcript ✓ College transcript(s) ✓ Essay or personal statement ✓ Interview ✓ Standardized test score ✓ Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) ✓
D6. Minimum high school grade point average required of transfer applicants (on a 4.0 scale):
D7. Minimum college GPA required of transfer applicants:
D8. Any other application requirements specific to transfer applicants:
D9. Application priority, closing, notification, and candidate reply dates for transfer students
Semester Priority Date Closing Date Notification Date Reply Date Rolling Admission Fall N/A 1-Mar 1-May 15-May N/A Winter N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Spring N/A 1-Nov 1-Dec 15-Dec N/A Summer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
D10. Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to transfer students?
D11. Additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:
Emphasis placed on previous college courses and performance. Courses examined to determine parity and whether they meet distribution requirement. Minimum cumulative B+ GPA recommended. Entering junior transfers not completing area requirements must do so in University of Virginia summer school prior to enrollment in fall. Visit Transfer requirements for each undergraduate school.
D12 - D17. Transfer Credit Policies
D12. Lowest letter grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit:
D13. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution:
60 semester credit hours
D14. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a four-year institution:
60 semester credit hours
D15. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at institution to earn an associate degree:
D16. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at institution:
60 semester credit hours
D17. Other transfer credit policies:
College of Arts and Sciences policy: In every case, an applicant for transfer admission must be in good academic and social standing at any college that he or she is currently attending or has previously attended and must be eligible to return there. To be competitive for admission, we recommend that a transfer student have a cumulative grade point average of B+ or better in all college work attempted and have completed the competency and area requirements that Arts and Sciences must complete before graduation.
- Common Data Set E. Academic Offerings and Policies
E1 - E2. Special Study Options
E1. Available Programs:
Cooperative education program
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
E2. This question has been removed from the CDS
E3. Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course work prior to graduation:
English (including composition)
Sciences (biological or physical)
- Common Data Set F: Student Life
Percentages of first-time, first-year degree-seeking students and all degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2020 who fit the following categories:
Categories First-time, First-year Students Undergraduates Percent out of state (excluding international/nonresident aliens) 26% 28% Percent men who join fraternities 0% 0% Percent women who join sororities 0% 0% Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing 78% 26% Percent who live off campus or commute 22% 74% Percent of students age 25 and older 0.2% 4.0% Average age of full-time students 18 19.7 Average age of all students (full- and part-time) 18 20.2
F2. Activities offered:
International Student Organization
Student-run film society
Army ROTC is offered: On campus
Navy ROTC is offered: On campus
Air Force ROTC is offered: On campus
Types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for undergraduates at your institution:
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
Special housing for international students
French, Spanish, multi-lingual houses; three residential colleges
- Common Data Set G: Annual Expenses
G0. Provide 2021-2022 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are applicable to your institution.
2021-2022 academic year costs of attendance are not available at this time. The final 2019-2020 academic year costs of attendance will be available: March 30, 2021
Student Financial Services cost estimator.
G1 - G4. Undergraduate Full-time Tuition, Required Fees, Room and Board
G1. Typical tuition, required fees, and room and board for a full-time undergraduate student for the full 2021-2022 academic year. A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September to June. Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan. Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay and that are not included in tuition (e.g. registration, health, or activity fees.) Optional fees (e.g. parking, laboratory use) are not included.
Tuition & Fees First-Year Undergraduates Tuition: (in-district) $16,044 $16,461 Tuition: In-state (out-of-district) $16,044 $16,461 Tuition: Out-of-state $49,154 $50,429 Tuition: Nonresident alien $49,154 $50,429 Required fees $3,234 $3,237 Room and board (on-campus) $12,660 $12,660 Room only (on-campus) $7,110 $7,110 Board only (on-campus meal plan) $5,550 $5,550
G2. Minimum Number of credits per term a student can take for the stated full-time tuition:
G3. Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore, junior, senior)?
G4. Do tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program?
Yes, 41% of fulltime undergraduate students pay more than the tuition and fees reported in G1.
G5. Estimated Expenses for a Typical Full-time Undergraduate Student
Expense Residents Commuters (living at home) Commuters (not living at home) Books and supplies $1,396 $1,396 $1,396 Room only N/A N/A $7.110 Board only N/A $5,550 $5,550 Room and board total N/A N/A N/A Transportation $430 $430 $430 Other expenses $2,656 $2,656 $2,656
G6. Undergraduate Per-credit-hour Charges (Tuition Only)
Private institutions: N/A
Public institutions (in-district): $523
In-state (out-of-district): $523
Nonresident aliens: $1,652
- Common Data Set H: Financial Aid
H1. Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
Total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B, "total degree-seeking" undergraduates). Included is aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that is non-need-based but that was used to meet need is reported in the need-based aid column.
Academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below: 2019 - 2020 estimated
Both Federal methodology (FM) and Institutional methodology (IM) is the needs-analysis methodology used in awarding institutional aid.
Scholarships/Grants Need-based Aid Non-need-based Aid Federal $22,199,604 6,064,267 State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which institution is located). $6,857,183 $53,210 Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers $100,182,530 $9,064,342 Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college $7,181,419 $16,483,604 Total Scholarships/Grants $136,323,241 $301,665,423 Self-Help Need-based Aid Non-need-based Aid Student Loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) $16,847,898 $19,563,,651 Federal Work Study $3,398,835 $0 State and other
(e.g., institutional) work study/employment
$0 Total Self-Help $20,246,734 $19,563,651 Other Need-based Aid Non-need-based Aid Parent Loans $1,649,199 $9,227,631 Tuition Waivers (reporting is optional) $0 $0 Athletic Awards $3,193,275 $15,075,884
H2 - H5. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid
Number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source. Non-need based aid that was used to meet need is counted as need-based aid. Numbers reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1.
Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid
Students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshman are also counted as full-time undergraduates
Type of Student First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergraduates Less than Full-time Undergraduates A) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS Item B1) 3,771 16,261 644 B) Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid 2,974 10,358 366 C) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 1,412 5,874 259 D) Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid 1,412 5,874 366 E) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid 1,259 5,379 261 F) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help 724 3,159 228 G) Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid 322 1384 34 H) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans) 1,412 5,874 261 I) On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid (excluding aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans) 100% 100% 100% J) Average financial aid package of those in line d (excluding any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans) $30,020 $31,188 $15,706 K) Average need-based scholarship and grant aid of those in line e $24,773 $25,386 $12,999 L) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans) of those in line f $5,642 $6,228 $5,771 M) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans) of those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan $4,935 $5,683 $5,700
H2A. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants
Number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional--not external--non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen are also counted as full-time undergraduates.
Type of Student First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergraduates Less than Full-time Undergraduates N) Number of students in line a who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid (excluding those who were awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits) 90 713 34 O) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid awarded to students in line n $4,888 $5,581 $3,471 P) Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional non-need-based athletic grant or scholarship 114 433 2 Q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based athletic grants and scholarships awarded to students in line $29,796 $34,726 $19,801
H3. Incorporated into H1 above.
H4 - H5.
Included in H4 - H5:
Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5.
Include:2020 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first- time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Only loans made to students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution Co-signed loans
H13. Need-based Scholarships and Grants:
College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Scholarships
H14. Criteria used in Awarding Institutional Aid Criteria Non-need Need-based Academics ✓ ✓ Alumni affiliation Art Athletics ✓ Job Skills ROTC Leadership ✓ ✓ Minority Status ✓ ✓ Music/drama ✓ Religious Affiliation State/district Residency ✓ ✓
H15. Recently implemented major financial aid policy, program, or initiative to make institution more affordable to income students such as replacing loans with grants, or waiving costs for families below a certain income level:
AccessUVa is the financial aid program for the University of Virginia. It guarantees to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated need of students admitted to the University. This important program allows UVA to operate with a "need-blind" admission policy that bolsters efforts to attract the best students here and achieve socioeconomic diversity in the student population.
Are these policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic? No
H4. Provide the number of students in the 2020 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Exclude students who transferred into your institution: 3,519 students.
H5. Number and percent of students in class (defined in H4 above) borrowing from federal, non-federal, and any loan sources, and the average (or mean) amount borrowed. NOTE: The “Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed,” is designed to provide better information about student borrowing from federal and nonfederal (institutional, state, commercial) sources. The numbers, percentages, and averages for each row should be based only on the loan source specified for the particular row. For example, the federal loans average (row b) should only be the cumulative average of federal loans and the private loans average (row e) should only be the cumulative average of private loans.
Source/Type of Loan Number in the class (defined in H4 above) who borrowed Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed (nearest 1%) Average per undergraduate borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those in the first column (nearest $1) A) Any loan program: Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state, private loans that your institution is aware of, etc. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 1,155 33.00% $25,194 B) Federal loan programs: Federal Stafford Subsidized and
Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education
1,109 31.51% $17,899 C) Institutional loan programs. 152 4.32% $3,195 D) State loan programs. E) Private alternative loans made by a bank or lender. 227 6.45% $38,605
H6 - H7. Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens
H6. Policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available
H7. Financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
H8 - H11. Process for First-Year Students
H8. Financial Aid Forms Domestic First-year Financial Aid Applicants Must Submit:
CSS/Financial aid PROFILE
H9. Filing Dates For First-year Students:
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: 1-Mar
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: N/A
H10. Notification Dates for First-year Students:
Students notified on our about: 1-Apr
Students notified on a rolling basis: N/A
H11. Reply Dates:
Students must reply by: 1-May
H12 - H15. Types of Aid Available
H12. Federal Direct Student Loan Program (Direct Loan)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS loans
Excluded in H4 - H5:Students who transferred in Money borrowed at other institutions Parent loans Students who did not graduate or who graduated with another degree or certificate (but no bachelor's degree) Aid related to the CARE Act or unique to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Common Data Set I: Instructional Faculty and Class Size
I-1. Instructional Faculty
The following definition of full-time instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in its annual Faculty Compensation Survey (the part time definitions are not used by AAUP). Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. The chart below lists inclusions and exclusions:
Type of Instructional Faculty Full-time Part-time A) Instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g., those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or predoctoral fellows Exclude Include only if they teach one or more non-clinical credit courses B) Administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach, and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and may have faculty status Exclude Include only if they teach one or more non-clinical credit courses C) Other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even though they do not have faculty status Exclude Include D) Undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like Exclude Exclude E) Faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay Include Exclude F) Faculty on leave without pay Exclude Exclude G) Replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay Exclude Include
Full-time instructional faculty: Faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time for research)
Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction. Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses may be counted as part-time faculty.
Minority faculty: Includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
Doctorate: Includes such degrees as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, and Doctor of Public Health in any field such as arts, sciences, education, engineering, business, and public administration. Also includes terminal degrees formerly designated as "first professional," including dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic (DC or DCM), or law (JD).
Terminal degree: The highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).
Faculty Full-time Part-time Total A) Total number of instructional faculty 1,551 72 1,623 B) Total number who are members of minority groups 304 5 309 C) Total number who are women 614 42 656 D) Total number who are men 937 30 967 E) Total number who are non-resident aliens (international) 90 3 93 F) Total number with doctorate or other terminal degree 1,445 48 1,493 G) Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal master's 90 14 104 H) Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's 10 1 11 I) Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other 6 9 15 J) Total number in stand-alone graduate professional programs in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students 170 6 176
I-2. Student to Faculty Ratio
Ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part-time) to full-time equivalent instructional faculty (full-time plus 1/3 part-time).Excluded are both faculty and students in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, pr public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students. Undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants are not counted as faculty.
Fall 2020 Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1 (based on 19,955 students and 1396 faculty)
I-3. Undergraduate Class Size
Size of classes and class sections offered in the Fall 2020 term. Includes classes that have been moved online in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Class Sections: A class section is an organized course offered for credit, identified by discipline and number, meeting at a stated time or times in a classroom or similar setting, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion session. Undergraduate class sections are defined as any sections in which at least one degree-seeking undergraduate student is enrolled for credit. Exclude distance learning classes and noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction, or one-to-one readings. Exclude students in independent study, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes. Each class section should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of course catalog cross-listings.
Class Subsections: A class subsection includes any subsection of a course, such as laboratory, recitation, and discussion subsections that are supplementary in nature and are scheduled to meet separately from the lecture portion of the course. Undergraduate subsections are defined as any subsections of courses in which degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled for credit. As above, exclude noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction, or one-to-one readings. Each class subsection should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of cross-listings.
Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled
Class Types 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total Class Sections 370 875 360 264 163 191 154 2,377 Class Sub-Sections 103 485 489 44 31 33 11 1,196
- Common Data Set J: Degrees Conferred
Degrees conferred between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020
For each of the following discipline areas, numbers represent the percentage of diplomas/certificates, associate, and bachelor's degrees awarded. Majors, not headcount (e.g., students with one degree but a double major will be represented twice) are used. Percentages are calculated from institution's IPEDS Completions by using the sum of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd majors for each CIP code as the numerator and the sum of the Grand Total by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd majors as the denominator.
Discipline Diploma/Certificates Associate Bachelor's Agriculture Natural resources / environmental science 1.61% Architecture 1.82% Area and ethnic studies 0.50% Communications/
Communication technologies Computer and information sciences 4.41% Personal and culinary services Education Engineering 11.77%% Engineering technologies Foreign languages and linguistics 2.49% Family and consumer sciences 1.22% Law/legal studies English 3.62% Liberal arts/general studies 20.16% Library science Biological/life sciences 5.75% Mathematics and Statistics 1.27% Military science and military technologies Interdisciplinary studies 0.96% Parks and recreation 1.75% Philosophy and religious studies 1.20% Theology and religious vocations Physical sciences 2.59% Science technologies Psychology 4.22% Homeland Security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services Public administration and social services 1.97% Social sciences 16.56% Construction trades Mechanic and repair technologies Precision production Transportation and materials moving Visual and performing arts 1.63% Health professions and related sciences 3.43% Business/marketing 8.29% History 2.78% Other Totals 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
- Common Data Set Definitions
¨ All definitions related to the financial aid section appear at the end of the Definitions document. ¨ Items preceded by an asterisk (*) represent definitions agreed to among publishers which do not appear on the CDS document but may be present on individual publishers’ surveys. *Academic advisement: Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser, who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and vocational goals. Accelerated program: Completion of a college program of study in fewer than the usual number of years, most often by attending summer sessions and carrying extra courses during the regular academic term. Admitted student: Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at your institution. *Adult student services: Admission assistance, support, orientation, and other services expressly for adults who have started college for the first time, or who are re-entering after a lapse of a few years. American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and maintaining tribal affiliation or community attachment. Applicant (first-time, first year): An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Application fee: That amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student’s application for acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees, nor is it refundable if the student is not admitted to the institution. Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Associate degree: An award that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time equivalent college work. Bachelor’s degree: An award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least four years but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees conferred in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program. (A cooperative plan provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies.) Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years. Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Board (charges): Assume average cost for 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan. Books and supplies (costs): Average cost of books and supplies. Do not include unusual costs for special groups of students (e.g., engineering or art majors), unless they constitute the majority of students at your institution. Calendar system: The method by which an institution structures most of its courses for the academic year. Campus Ministry: Religious student organizations (denominational or nondenominational) devoted to fostering religious life on college campuses. May also refer to Campus Crusade for Christ, an interdenominational Christian organization. *Career and placement services: A range of services, including (often) the following: coordination of visits of employers to campus; aptitude and vocational testing; interest inventories, personal counseling; help in resume writing, interviewing, launching the job search; listings for those students desiring employment and those seeking permanent positions; establishment of a permanent reference folder; career resource materials. Carnegie units: One year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject. Certificate: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma. Class rank: The relative numerical position of a student in his or her graduating class, calculated by the high school on the basis of grade-point average, whether weighted or unweighted. College-preparatory program: Courses in academic subjects (English, history and social studies, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and the arts) that stress preparation for college or university study. Common Application: The standard application form distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for a large number of private colleges who are members of the Common Application Group. *Community service program: Referral center for students wishing to perform volunteer work in the community or participate in volunteer activities coordinated by academic departments. Commuter: A student who lives off campus in housing that is not owned by, operated by, or affiliated with the college. This category includes students who commute from home and students who have moved to the area to attend college. Clock hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also referred to as contact hour. Continuous basis (for program enrollment): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that enroll students at any time during the academic year. For example, a cosmetology school or a word processing school might allow students to enroll and begin studies at various times, with no requirement that classes begin on a certain date. Cooperative education program: A program that provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government. Cooperative housing: College-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing in which students share room and board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses. *Counseling service: Activities designed to assist students in making plans and decisions related to their education, career, or personal development. Credit: Recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or recognized postsecondary credential. Credit course: A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other recognized postsecondary credential. Credit hour: A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester or trimester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or recognized postsecondary credential. Cross-registration: A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another institution without having to apply to the second institution. Deferred admission: The practice of permitting admitted students to postpone enrollment, usually for a period of one academic term or one year. Degree: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies. Degree-seeking students: Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or recognized postsecondary credential. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in vocational or occupational programs. Differs by program (calendar system): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that have occupational/vocational programs of varying length. These schools may enroll students at specific times depending on the program desired. For example, a school might offer a two-month program in January, March, May, September, and November; and a three-month program in January, April, and October. Diploma: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma. Distance learning: An option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable television, internet, satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means. Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship: A Ph.D. or other doctor's degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of degree may include Ed.D., D.M.A., D.B.A., D.Sc., D.A., or D.M, and others, as designated by the awarding institution. Doctor’s degree-professional practice: A doctor’s degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as “first-professional” and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution. Doctor’s degree-other: A doctor’s degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor’s degree - research/scholarship or a doctor’s degree - professional practice. Double major: Program in which students may complete two undergraduate programs of study simultaneously. Dual enrollment: A program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still enrolled in high school. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college in order to participate. Early action plan: An admission plan that allows students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification dates. If admitted, the candidate is not committed to enroll; the student may reply to the offer under the college’s regular reply policy. Early admission: A policy under which students who have not completed high school are admitted and enroll full time in college, usually after completion of their junior year. Early decision plan: A plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and financial aid offer if applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an offer of admission and, if admitted, to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three possible decisions for early decision applicants: admitted, denied, or not admitted but forwarded for consideration with the regular applicant pool, without prejudice. English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native language is not English. Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required for a degree. See also Study abroad. External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree programs require minimal or no classroom attendance. Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given for participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies, student government, athletics, performing arts, etc. First-time student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before graduation from high school). First-time, first-year (freshman) student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school). First-year student: A student who has completed less than the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate work; that is, less than 30 semester hours (in a 120-hour degree program) or less than 900 clock hours. Freshman: A first-year undergraduate student. *Freshman/new student orientation: Orientation addressing the academic, social, emotional, and intellectual issues involved in beginning college. May be a few hours or a few days in length; at some colleges, there is a fee. Full-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits, 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more clock hours a week each term. Geographical residence (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process given to students from a particular region, state, or country of residence. Grade-point average (academic high school GPA): The sum of grade points a student has earned in secondary school divided by the number of courses taken. The most common system of assigning numbers to grades counts four points for an A, three points for a B, two points for a C, one point for a D, and no points for an E or F. Unweighted GPA’s assign the same weight to each course. Weighting gives students additional points for their grades in advanced or honors courses. Graduate student: A student who holds a bachelor’s or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. *Health services: Free or low cost on-campus primary and preventive health care available to students. High school diploma or recognized equivalent: A document certifying the successful completion of a prescribed secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the Tests of General Educational Development (GED), or another state-specified examination. Hispanic or Latino: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Honors program: Any special program for very able students offering the opportunity for educational enrichment, independent study, acceleration, or some combination of these. Independent study: Academic work chosen or designed by the student with the approval of the department concerned, under an instructor’s supervision, and usually undertaken outside of the regular classroom structure. In-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. International student: See Nonresident alien. International student group: Student groups that facilitate cultural dialogue, support a diverse campus, assist international students in acclimation and creating a social network. Internship: Any short-term, supervised work experience usually related to a student’s major field, for which the student earns academic credit. The work can be full- or part-time, on- or off-campus, paid or unpaid. *Learning center: Center offering assistance through tutors, workshops, computer programs, or audiovisual equipment in reading, writing, math, and skills such as taking notes, managing time, taking tests. *Legal services: Free or low cost legal advice for a range of issues (personal and other). Liberal arts/career combination: Program in which a student earns undergraduate degrees in two separate fields, one in a liberal arts major and the other in a professional or specialized major, whether on campus or through cross‑registration. Master's degree: An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of generally one or two full-time equivalent academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as "first-professional", may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work. Minority affiliation (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process for members of designated racial/ethnic minority groups. *Minority student center: Center with programs, activities, and/or services intended to enhance the college experience of students of color. Model United Nations: A simulation activity focusing on conflict resolution, globalization, and diplomacy. Assuming roles as foreign ambassadors and “delegates,” students conduct research, engage in debate, draft resolutions, and may participate in a national Model UN conference. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Nonresident alien: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is in this country on a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely. *On-campus day care: Licensed day care for students’ children (usually age 3 and up); usually for a fee. Open admission: Admission policy under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications. Other expenses (costs): Include average costs for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings. Out-of-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution’s or state’s residency requirements. Part-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits per semester or quarter, or fewer than 24 clock hours a week each term. *Personal counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to explore personal, educational, or vocational issues. Post-baccalaureate certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study requiring 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s; designed for persons who have completed a baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of master. Post-master’s certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study of 24 credit hours beyond the master’s degree but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma: Includes the following three IPEDS definitions for postsecondary awards, certificates, and diplomas of varying durations and credit/contact/clock hour requirements: Less Than 1 Academic Year: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in less than 1 academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) or in less than 900 clock hours by a student enrolled full-time. At Least 1 But Less Than 2 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 1 but less than 2 full-time equivalent academic years, or designed for completion in at least 30 but less than 60 credit hours, or in at least 900 but less than 1,800 clock hours. At Least 2 But Less Than 4 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 2 but less than 4 full-time equivalent academic years, or designed for completion in at least 60 but less than 120 credit hours, or in at least 1,800 but less than 3,600 clock hours. Private institution: An educational institution controlled by a private individual(s) or by a nongovernmental agency, usually supported primarily by other than public funds, and operated by other than publicly elected or appointed officials. Private for-profit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. Private nonprofit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization. Proprietary institution: See Private for-profit institution. Public institution: An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected or appointed school officials, and which is supported primarily by public funds. Quarter calendar system: A calendar system in which the academic year consists of three sessions called quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter in the summer. Race/ethnicity: Category used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A person may be counted in only one group. Race/ethnicity unknown: Category used to classify students or employees whose race/ethnicity is not known and whom institutions are unable to place in one of the specified racial/ethnic categories. Recognized Postsecondary Credential: Includes both Title IV eligible degrees, certificates, and other recognized postsecondary credentials. Any credential that is received after completion of a program that is eligible for Title IV federal student aid. Credentials that are awarded to recognize an individual’s attainment of measurable technical or industry/occupational skills necessary to obtain employment or advance within an industry occupation. (Generally based on standards developed or endorsed by employers or industry associations). Religious affiliation/commitment (as admission factor): Special consideration given in the admission process for affiliation with a certain church or faith/religion, commitment to a religious vocation, or observance of certain religious tenets/lifestyle. *Religious counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to explore religious problems or issues. *Remedial services: Instructional courses designed for students deficient in the general competencies necessary for a regular postsecondary curriculum and educational setting. Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application fees or optional fees such as lab fees or parking fees. Resident alien or other eligible non-citizen: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who has been admitted as a legal immigrant for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident alien status (and who holds either an alien registration card [Form I-551 or I-151], a Temporary Resident Card [Form I-688], or an Arrival-Departure Record [Form I-94] with a notation that conveys legal immigrant status, such as Section 207 Refugee, Section 208 Asylee, Conditional Entrant Parolee or Cuban-Haitian). Room and board (charges)—on campus: Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or maximum meal plan). Secondary school record (as admission factor): Information maintained by the secondary school that may include such things as the student’s high school transcript, class rank, GPA, and teacher and counselor recommendations. Semester calendar system: A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session. Student-designed major: A program of study based on individual interests, designed with the assistance of an adviser. Study abroad: Any arrangement by which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country. Can be at a campus abroad or through a cooperative agreement with some other U.S. college or an institution of another country. *Summer session: A summer session is shorter than a regular semester and not considered part of the academic year. It is not the third term of an institution operating on a trimester system or the fourth term of an institution operating on a quarter calendar system. The institution may have 2 or more sessions occurring in the summer months. Some schools, such as vocational and beauty schools, have year-round classes with no separate summer session. Talent/ability (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students with demonstrated talent/abilities in areas of interest to the institution (e.g., sports, the arts, languages, etc.). Teacher certification program: Program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools. Transfer applicant: An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has previously attended another college or university and earned college-level credit. Transfer student: A student entering the institution for the first time but known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with or without credit. Transportation (costs): Assume two round trips to student’s hometown per year for students in institutional housing or daily travel to and from your institution for commuter students. Trimester calendar system: An academic year consisting of 3 terms of about 15 weeks each. Tuition: Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. *Tutoring: May range from one-on-one tutoring in specific subjects to tutoring in an area such as math, reading, or writing. Most tutors are college students; at some colleges, they are specially trained and certified. Unit: a standard of measurement representing hours of academic instruction (e.g., semester credit, quarter credit, clock hour). Undergraduate: A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor’s degree program, an associate degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate. *Veteran’s counseling: Helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits for their selected program and provides certifications to the Veteran’s Administration. May also provide personal counseling on the transition from the military to a civilian life. *Visually impaired: Any person whose sight loss is not correctable and is sufficiently severe as to adversely affect educational performance. Volunteer work (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students for activity done on a volunteer basis (e.g., tutoring, hospital care, working with the elderly or disabled) as a service to the community or the public in general. Wait list: List of students who meet the admission requirements but will only be offered a place in the class if space becomes available. Weekend college: A program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends. White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. *Women’s center: Center with programs, academic activities, and/or services intended to promote an understanding of the evolving roles of women. Work experience (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students who have been employed prior to application, whether for relevance to major, demonstration of employment-related skills, or as explanation of student’s academic and extracurricular record. Financial Aid Definitions External scholarships and grants: Scholarships and grants received from outside (private) sources that students bring with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded. Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms, such as the FAFSA. Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan program (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included. Institutional scholarships and grants: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants for which the institution determines the recipient. Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own standards. Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and non-institutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans). Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must demonstrate financial need to qualify. Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based: 1. Non-need institutional grants 2. Non-need tuition waivers 3. Non-need athletic awards 4. Non-need federal grants 5. Non-need state grants 6. Non-need outside grants 7. Non-need student loans 8. Non-need parent loans 9. Non-need work Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student need not demonstrate financial need to qualify. Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in financial aid awards.