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Monday, December 12, 2022

Unofficial #UVA Early Decision Statistics

I have some statistics for the Early Decision round of our application review to share with you. These are unofficial. 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 in the fall. You can see official admission data in the data digest part of their website. 

These numbers were updated on 12/12 at 2:00 PM. 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: 4,243 (3,474 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 2,250 (1,845)
Total number of OOS apps: 1,993 (1,629)
We use completed applications in our statistics.

Early Decision Offers

Overall offers: 1,040 (1,097)
Total VA offers: 700 (31% offer rate)
Total OOS offers: 340 (17% offer rate)
Enrollment Goal: ~3,900
Averaging these offer rates together is misleading because residency is a major factor in our reviewIf you are going to share these numbers, cite BOTH offer rates and not an average. 
Last year, we made just over 9,500 total offers to reach the enrollment goal.

Early Decision Defers

Overall defers: 1,166
Total VA defers: 643
Total OOS defers: 523
Deferred students are no longer bound by Early Decision agreements. Read more about deferral here (this link is in all defer letters). Midyear grades are due by February 15th and we're happy to take them via the student portal.

A few notes:

1. I can't respond to requests for additional statistics. We are already immersed in the Early Action review process and I have files to read!

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 5th.

3. Admitted students will get a paper copy of the offer letter by mail. Unfortunately, I can't predict when the USPS will get that into your mailbox.

4. Defer letters have a link to the deferred student FAQs on our website.
 Please share this information with your parent(s) and counselor. 

5. 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.