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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Unofficial Admission Statistics for the Class of 2016

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 our office is 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 Institutional Assessment's 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: 28,272 (up from 23,971 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 8,788
Total number of OOS apps: 19,484

Overall offers: 7,758 total offers (7,844 last year, including waiting list offers)
Total VA offers: 3,403 offers (38.7%)
Total OOS offers: 4,355 offers (22.4%)

*Keep in mind that YIELD is LOWER for the OOS pool and we do not practice yield protection.*

Enrollment goal: 3360 (same as last year)

Mean SAT score for CR + M (offers only): 1395 (we're concerned with each section, not the total, when we read applications)
% in the top 10% of their high school class (from schools that report rank): 95.7

Offer rates by school/program (VA/OOS combined):
College of Arts & Sciences: 28%
School of Engineering: 34%
School of Architecture: 28%
School of Nursing: 17%
Kinesiology: 11%

Offers for scholars:
Echols: 987
Rodman: 159
College Science Scholars: 116
Jefferson Scholarship: 45 (this program is not run by the Office of Admission)

By the way, most schools have an office like our Office of Institutional Assessment.  They often publish historical data broken down in many different ways.  Most of these offices as "institutional research" or "assessment" in their titles.  Public schools tend to make much more data available than private schools.