UVA School of Architecture includes four closely related disciplines - architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, and urban + environmental planning. Together, these create opportunities for students to study within a single area of specialization yet also have access to a wide range of coursework and engagement across these areas. The School of Architecture's highly reputed undergraduate programs are rooted in creative and intellectual acts of design, making, research, scholarship and engagement.
HOW TO APPLY
All undergraduate applicants to UVA School of Architecture submit their applications through the OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS.
The University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides detailed information regarding admissions statistics, transfer applications, international applications, deadlines and requirements.
NOVEMBER 01: EARLY ACTION
DECEMBER 05: INTERNAL TRANSFER ONLY_Spring Admission
JANUARY 01: REGULAR DECISION
OCTOBER 01: EXTERNAL TRANSFER ONLY_Spring Admission
MARCH 01: EXTERNAL TRANSFER ONLY_Fall Admission
APRIL 06: INTERNAL TRANSFER ONLY_Fall Admission
Are you a current UVA student who would like to transfer into the School of Architecture or change your major within the School? You are considered an INTERNAL TRANSFER - follow the steps for application below.
Are you currently studying at another university or college, either nationally or internationally, and would like to transfer to UVA School of Architecture? You are considered an EXTERNAL TRANSFER - follow the steps for application below.
UVA's OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS administers the undergraduate admissions process for you and provides detailed information about the transfer process.
Credit for courses fulfilling general requirements taken outside of UVA is routinely given if the courses are determined to be equivalent to courses offered at UVA. Core courses within the School of Architecture curriculum may not be eligible for transfer credit. In some circumstances, courses from other schools of architecture may be determined to satisfy program requirements. Department of Architecture degree students will not receive credit for for drafting or computer drafting courses previously completed.
Curent UVA students applying to the School of Architecture should complete the following application requirements and submit to the School of Architecture Admissions and Financial Aid Office (Campbell Hall Room 225):
+ SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE TRANSFER APPLICATION
+ LETTER OF INTENT (1 page max.): describing your motivations for transferring to the School of Architecture, and your major of interest (Architectural History, Architecture or Urban + Environmental Planning).
+ TRANSCRIPT: a certified copy of of your transcript can be obtained through the University's Registrar's Office
+ LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONS: Two letters of recommendations will be accepted. One is recommended from a School of Architecture faculty member, in the program into which the student is seeking to transfer. The second letter of recommendation can be from a teaching assistant from the School of Architecture or a UVa faculty member outside the School of Architecture. Note: transfer applicants to Urban and Environmental Planning are not required to submit letters of recommendation.
+ DIGITAL PORTFOLIO (Architecture applicants only): A portfolio of sample work may be required as follows (Link to upload your portfolio online):
_Undeclared 1st year: For those whose letter of intent expresses an interest in the Architecture major, submit a digital portfolio of no more than 10 pages of graphic work (PDF; 15MB limit).
_Architecture 2nd year: Submit a digital portfolio of no more than 10 pages of graphic work (PDF; 15MB limit).
_Architectural History 2nd year: A portfolio is not required.
_Urban and Environmental Planning 2nd year: A portfolio is not required.
Please note: it is highly recommended that at least one course be completed in the desired program before submitting an application to transfer to that program.
TUITION + FEES
An estimated cost of attendance is provided by the Student Financial Services Office.
Nearly 200 years ago, UVA was founded on a powerful idea: that the next great leaders, thinkers and innovators could come from all walks of life. UVA and the School of Architecture remain committed to this ideal, with a financial aid model that makes a top education affordable to all U.S. students:
+ We accept students solely on their academic merit, regardless of their ability to pay.
+ We meet 100% of your financial need. As long as students apply by the annual March 1st deadline, UVA will meet 100% of their demonstrated financial need through scholarships, grants, work-study and need-based loans.
+ We limit your debt. We limit need-based loans to an average of $4,500 per year for in-state students and $7,000 per year for out-of-state students.
All UVA School of Architecture undergraduate students who complete their degree in good academic standing are invited to continue their graduate education at UVA School of Architecture with guaranteed admission based on:
+ 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher following a student's 7th semester
+ 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in design studios for students applying to graduate programs in architecture or landscape architecture following a student's 7th semester
+ Students may defer admission up to two years
+ Completion of the online Graduate Application by the application deadline.
UVA School of Architecture offers a number of fellowships, scholarships and awards for current students that are awarded on an annual basis.
These include, but are not limited to, travel scholarships, funding for research and thesis development, financial assistance to attend summer programs and more.
These opportunities are awarded based on a competitive proposal and application process typically due in the middle of the spring semester each year.