The University of Virginia, one of our nation’s most elite public universities, released its Regular Decision admissions decisions for the Class of 2021 this past week. In all, over 36,800 students applied to the university founded by one of America’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. These 36,800 applications mark an increase of about 4,400 for the Class of 2020. And what’s the overall admission rate for the University of Virginia Class of 2021, you ask? 27%. This same figure stood at 29.9% for the UVA Class of 2020. By our calculus, that’s a drop of 2.9% but you’ll have to double check our math.
As reports Isabel Jones for “The Cavalier Daily” in a piece about the UVA Class of 2021, “The acceptance rate for in-state and out-of-state students was 39.1 percent and 21.9 percent, respectively. Offer rates lowered across all of the schools compared to last year, with decreases of about three percent for the College, Curry, the Engineering School and the Nursing School, and of about five percent for the Architecture School. The mean SAT score increased 21 points, from 1398 in 2016 to 1419 this year, and over 93 percent of students were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class.”
So, yes indeed, the University of Virginia favors its applicants from Old Dominion. That’s the nickname for the state of Virginia for those folks who weren’t sure what on earth we were talking about. Congratulations to our students who earned admission to UVA this admissions cycle! Even if you don’t attend UVA, know that you got into a fantastic school!