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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Unofficial #UVA Early Decision Statistics for #UVA25

As promised, here are some unofficial statistics for the Early Decision round of our application review this year. Institutional Research and Analytics 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. 

These numbers were up to date on Thursday morning. If you are a reporter, please contact the 
Office of University Communications for current, official information.

Early Decision Applications

Total number of Early Decision applications: 2,937 (2,159 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 1,573
Total number of OOS apps: 1,364
We use completed applications in our statistics.

Early Decision Offers

Overall offers: 965
Total VA offers: 617 (39% offer rate)
Total OOS offers: 348 (26% offer rate)
Enrollment Goal: ~3,750
It's misleading to average these offer rates together because residency is a major factor in our reviewIf you are going to share these numbers, cite BOTH offer rates. 

Early Decision Defers

Overall defers: 781
Total VA defers: 406
Total OOS defers: 375
Deferred students are no longer bound by Early Decision agreements. Read more about deferral here (this link is in all defer letters).

A couple notes:

1. I do not have additional statistics. We are already immersed in the Early Action review process and I have to read files!

2. Decisions will be posted in the applicant portal tomorrow night. You got login credentials back when we received your Common App. I don't control the posting of the decisions, but we will email everyone after the technical team finishes the work they do to add decisions to the poral. Your enrollment deposit is due by January 1st.

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 be extended at the end of  the Early Action and Regular Decision processes. Echols and Rodman also allow self-nomination after your first semester.