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Friday, March 25, 2011

Admission statistics for the Class of 2015

Here are some preliminary numbers about the class. Please understand that I do not have additional statistics. I am giving you all I can right now and the office is very, very busy today.

The Office of Institutional Assessment is the source of all official statistics about UVa.  They take a census in October to determine the final statistics for the class because these numbers always change (especially once we make waiting list offers).   You can see statistics from decision days in prior years by hitting the "statistics" tag at the bottom of this post.  You can see admission data from the last twenty years in the data digest part of their website.  Another part of their site has data going back to 1977!  Obviously, what happened decades ago isn't going to tell you too much about this year, but some people have fun playing around with the different charts on their site.

Total number of applications: 24,005 (up from 22,512 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 7,955
Total number of OOS apps: 16,045
   (I'm aware there is a discrepancy there...when I figure it out, I'll edit this)

Overall offers: 7,750 total offers (7,212 last year, including waiting list offers)
Total VA offers: 3,562 offers (45%)
Total OOS offers: 4,183 offers (26%)

Enrollment goal: 3,360 first-year students

Middle 50% on the SAT (offers only): 1950-2210 (we're more concerned with each section, not the total)
% in the top 10% of their high school class (offers only): 94.5

The offers numbers for VA and OOS are similar because yield for OOS is generally lower.