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Friday, January 31, 2020

Unofficial #UVA Early Action Statistics

Here are some unofficial numbers about the Early Action process. These numbers were up to date on Friday morning. If you are a reporter, please contact the Office of University Communications for current, official information and all of your reporterly needs. :)

The Office of Institutional Assessment is the source of all official statistics about UVA. They take a census to determine the final statistics for the class. You can see official admission data in the data digest part of their website. 

Early Action Applications

Total number of Early Action applications: 25,160
Total number of VA apps: 7,250
Total number of OOS apps: 17,910
We use completed applications in our statistics.

Early Action Offers

Overall offers: 5,219
Total VA offers:  2,502 (35% offer rate)
Total OOS offers:  2,717 (15% offer rate)
Enrollment Goal: ~3,750
It's misleading to average these offer rates together because residency is a major factor in our review. If you are going to share these numbers, cite BOTH offer rates. 

Early Action Defers

Overall defers: 6,447
Total VA defers: 1,795
Total OOS defers: 4,652
Read more about deferral here (this link is in all defer letters).

I can also share that our total application number is at 40,971 right now. Remember, we use completed applications in our stats, so the total may go down by the end of the Regular Decision process.

A couple notes:

1. I do not have additional statistics. I have a queue full of Regular Decision applications in front of me and I need to give them the same time and attention I gave early files.

2. If you are deferred, you must submit the defer form in your portal if you'd like to be considered in RD and follow the directions on the defer student page about what you may add to your file.

3. Admitted students will get a paper copy of the offer letter by mail.

4. The Echols, Rodman, and College Science Scholars program invitations will come by email at the end of February. Echols and Rodman also allow self-nomination after your first semester. Miller Arts Scholars only apply after the first semester.