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Colleges / University of Virginia

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate21%

About UVA

The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. The university is renowned for its academic excellence and consistently ranks among the top public universities in the US. UVA is known for having a strong emphasis on research, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

The UVA campus is historic and picturesque. The campus is very pedestrian friendly, and students enjoy the easy access between classes, dorms, and libraries. UVA is known for being academically rigorous and students are highly driven. While UVA has more of a studious atmosphere, rather than laid back, students relax by enjoying the campus outdoor spaces, participating in intramural sports, campus activities, clubs, and other student events. 

University of Virginia has a rich history of school spirit and athletic involvement. Students and alumni are known for bringing dedication and spirit to every UVA game. The UVA Cavaliers compete at the NCAA Division I level and are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The basketball, lacrosse, and soccer teams have achieved notable success in national championships. Other popular sports include football, baseball, and field hockey. 

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The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. UVA is a historic university and the campus is even recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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University of Virginia is a public, state university in the suburb of Charlottesville, Virginia. UVA was founded in 1819. The college currently enrolls around 28,033 students per year, including 19,317 undergrads.

UVA Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into UVA. The acceptance rate at UVA is 21%. In 2022, 9,951 out of 47,971 total applicants were accepted.

University of Virginia Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 21%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 44%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 22%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 22%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 51%

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University of Virginia is located in the town of Charlottesville, Virginia, near Richmond.

If you would like to see UVA for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Charlottesville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlottesville-Albemarle.

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College Info

400 Emmet Street South Charlottesville, VA 22903

Campus Setting: Suburban

UVA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UVA is Mar 1.

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UVA SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1400 - 1510


Math SAT Range

700 - 780


Reading SAT Range

690 - 750

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UVA students is 1445. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UVA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1400 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1400 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UVA.

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Wondering what life at UVA is like? There are approximately 28,033 students enrolled at UVA, including 19,317 undergraduate students and 8,716 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from VA and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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