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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Unofficial #UVA 2020 Regular Decision Statistics

Here are some unofficial numbers about this year's process. These numbers are up to date as of today, March 18, 2020. If you are a reporter, please contact the Office of University Communications for current, official information and all of your reporterly needs. :)

Total Applications

Total applications: 41,017 (40,839 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 12,180
Total number of OOS apps: 28,837
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.

Total Offers of Admission

Overall offers: 8,420
Total VA offers:  3,972 (33% offer rate)
Total OOS offers:  4,448 (15% offer rate)
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.

Defers and Waiting List

Deferred students offered admission: 8% (12% last year)
Waiting list offers: 17% (13% last year)
The waiting list forms as students opt into it via the portal and we have seen up to HALF decline putting themselves on the list. The waiting list can be thought of as having ten different segments (in-state and OOS for each of the five academic areas that take first-year students).


A couple notes:

1. There are more statistics on our website. You can see official admission data, including admission data by residency and school of entry from last year, on the website. The current year's data often goes up in the fall semester. Please understand that I won't be able to reply to requests for more statistics.

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

3. The Echols, Rodman, and College Science Scholars program invitations will be visible to Regular Decision applicants in their portals. Hard copies of the invitation letters are going in the mail today. Echols and Rodman also allow self-nomination after your first semester. Miller Arts Scholars only apply after the first semester.