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Colleges / University of Virginia

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 4-Year Public

About UVA

University of Virginia is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Charlottesville, VA, less than an hour from Richmond.

Founded in 1819, the institution currently enrolls around 25,629 students a year, including 17,311 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $4,386,343,644. For each full-time student, UVA spends about $16,818.

2021 Admissions Facts About UVA

Acceptance rate: 23%

Average GPA: 4.31

Mean ACT score: 32

Mean SAT score: 1397

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

UVA Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into University of Virginia. Around 23 percent of all applicants to UVA are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 4.31 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into UVA is 1397. The mean ACT scores is 32.

In 2021, 6,465 applicants were waitlisted and 165 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UVA a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 3,706 students who started at UVA as first-time freshman, 3,316 graduate within four years.

Around 94 percent of students who started at UVA earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,194 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UVA sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UVA a good school for YOU?

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UVA's application deadline is January 1. All applicants will be notified by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about UVA and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

400 Emmet Street South Charlottesville, VA 22903

Campus Setting: Suburban

UVA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UVA is Jan 1.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UVA ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


30 to 34


30 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UVA is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into UVA. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UVA SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1500


Math SAT Range

670 - 780


Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

UVA Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UVA is like? There are approximately 25,018 students enrolled at UVA, including 17,011 undergraduate students and 8,007 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from VA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


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