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Thursday, February 09, 2023

2023 #UVA Early Action Admission Statistics (Unofficial)

I've written a post like this 1-3 times per year since 2008. UVA has always been pretty transparent about statistics (if you love data, you'll love the Office of Institutional Research and Analytics website), but I realize that unofficial information about each phase of the application process helps students prepare for decision notification. 

The Research and Analytics website has admission data going back to 1991. Our office shares admission rates broken down by residency in our presentations, publications, on our website, and on social media. If you're familiar with any of those, then these numbers I'm sharing aren't all that surprising. 

These numbers were up to date on Thursday morning. If you are a reporter, this data is unofficial and you should contact the Office of University Communications for information.

Early Action Applications

Total number of Early Action applications: 36,443 (31,143 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 9,468
Total number of OOS apps: 26,975
We use completed applications in our statistics.

Early Action Offers

Overall offers: 5,939
Total VA offers:
 2,601 (27% offer rate)
Total OOS offers:  3,338 (12% offer rate)
Enrollment Goal: ~3,970
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: 7,707 (21%)
Total VA defers: 2,200
Total OOS defers: 5,507
Deferred students opt in or out of being reviewed and that number will change over the remainder of the application season. Read more about deferral here (this link is in all defer letters). Please read #2 below. 

Our total application number is around 55,845. 

Some 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. This form takes the place of a "letter of continued interest" or LOCI. Please follow the directions on the defer student page about what you may add to your file. That page also tells you what you should not do. Following directions is important and it saves busy students time and energy. 

3. Admitted students will get a paper copy of the offer letter by mail via USPS. 

4. The first round of invitations into EcholsRodman, and College Science Scholars, will be posted in the portal next week. I will post an update when that happens. A second round will be posted after the Regular Decision process is completed. Echols and Rodman also allow self-nomination after your first semester. Miller Arts Scholars only apply after the first semester.