UVA students have a very refined look. Most really care about appearances, so you will certainly see a lot of dressing up for class, as well as a lot of students running around campus and working out at the gym. Some find this to be a cute and distinctive feature of UVA, while others find it obnoxious and superficial. Most students agree that the girls are way hotter than the guys. Personality-wise, however, there is some definite snobbiness that’s found more within the female population, which detracts from better looks. The guys are mainly fratty—many complete with shaggy hair, LaCoste polos, and beer guts. There are many stereotypes at UVA, but there is truly every type of person here. Although people sometimes feel overwhelmed by the "fratmosphere," it is key to remember that only a third of the campus is actually Greek.
It is sometimes remarkable how many similar-looking people one can find at UVA, but there is a fuller mix of people, passions, and styles that surface looks may betray. In general, people are very friendly and outgoing, with a wonderful laid-back sense of humor. The more you become involved in different activities and organizations, the more you’ll become exposed to different sorts of people—not just the ones who define UVA’s style from afar. There is definitely a great mixture of brains and beauty at UVA, and if you look hard enough, you will find both.