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Friday, February 05, 2021

Early Action Admission Statistics for #UVA

Here are some unofficial numbers about the Early Action process. These numbers were up to date on Thursday afternoon. 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 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. 


Early Action Applications

Total number of Early Action applications: 28,897 (25,160 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 7,849
Total number of OOS apps: 21,048
We use completed applications in our statistics.

Early Action Offers

Overall offers: 6,186
Total VA offers:
  2,380 (30% offer rate)
Total OOS offers:  3,806 (18% 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: 7,185 (25%)
Total VA defers: 2,098
Total OOS defers: 5,087
Read more about deferral here (this link is in all defer letters).

I can also share that our total application number is around 48,000 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 know people want to see how many students were admitted without testing. I was not given that number. 
 
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. If you are invited into Echols, Rodman, and College Science Scholars, you will see a short welcome message in the portal after you view your decision letter. Each program will follow up with an email on Monday. Echols and Rodman also allow self-nomination after your first semester. Miller Arts Scholars only apply after the first semester.