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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate21%
Acceptance Rate21%

UVA Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UVA, the application fee costs $70.

UVA Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UVA's admissions stats.

UVA 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 89.6%
Mean SAT Score 1445
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 51%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist Yes

University of Virginia Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Virginia.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 February 15

Considering Applying Early to UVA?

UVA offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. UVA will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at UVA is 44%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 21%.

UVA accepts approximately 22% of early action applicants and 21% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, UVA admitted 960 of the 2197 students who applied early decision. In 2021, UVA admitted 6,285 of the 29,38 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Virginia Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Virginia, getting into University of Virginia is extremely difficult.

Transferring to University of Virginia

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UVA

UVA has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UVA Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UVA

Curious about the factors that are considered by UVA during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UVA for more information on admission factors.

UVA 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UVA, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with UVA's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UVA?

UVA has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. UVA considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38.7% submitted a class rank. At UVA 89.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 98.2% were in the top 25% and 99.6% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Virginia, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 89.64%
3.75 and 3.99 6.81%
3.50 and 3.74 2.39%
3.25 and 3.49 0.55%
3.00 and 3.24 0.37%
2.50 and 2.9 0.21%
2.00 and 2.49 0.03%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UVA directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UVA looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UVA is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 51% of UVA's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UVA?

To be competitive with other UVA applicants, you should aim to score between 1400 and 1510 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UVA 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1510 and 25% of scored lower than 1400, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UVA student is 1445.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UVA students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 690 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UVA students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 690 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UVA?

To be most competitive at UVA, you should strive to earn between 32 and 35 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UVA's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.

A 32 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UVA students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Virginia

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to UVA.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UVA during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

UVA Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UVA?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UVA.

Does UVA accept transfer credits?

✅ UVA accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does UVA accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UVA accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UVA?

❌ No, UVA is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is UVA's acceptance rate?

✅ UVA's acceptance rate is 21%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UVA?

✅ UVA's early decision acceptance rate was 44% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at UVA?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at UVA was 22% in 2021.

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UVA Admissions Requirements

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How hard is it to get into UVA? UVA is a selective institution. The UVA acceptance rate is 21%. This means that the institution accepts 20 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

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

UVA SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1400 - 1510


Math SAT Range

700 - 780


Reading SAT Range

690 - 750

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1510 and Above


1400 to 1510


1400 and Less


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.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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