Originally Posted by 76oldblue
She did apply to UVa, but has not heard.
Thank you all for your thoughts.
UVA is a great school, but it is also a land grant school which is required to have at least a portion of the class from Virginia. It greatly limits the number of kids it can and will admit from out of state. If your daughter is an exceptional student, she'll be accepted. OTOH, I can't imagine four years there looking a red brick everywhere.
They also had some incidents on campus a few years ago which scared a lot of girls. They have placed telephones in many convenient locations to give students an opportunity to call for help if necessary. A highway runs right through the heart of campus and its easy for outsiders to enter.
Finally, it is the South and for my son it represented a cultural shock he wasn't prepared to undergo.