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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Unofficial 2023-2024 Early Decision Statistics

Early Decision students, you all gave us some great apps! I shed a few tears over things you shared, but I got to laugh a lot as well as I learned about you. My favorite essay folder is certainly a little bigger! You're pretty amazing and I look forward to seeing some of you propel UVA forward in the next few years. Now, on to the numbers...

These statistics aren't all that different from the ones I shared last year, so I don't think anyone's going to be surprised by this post. 

Early Decision Applications

Total number of Early Decision applications: 4,465 (4,243 last year)
Total number of VA apps: 2,573 (2,250)
Total number of OOS apps: 1,893 (1,993)
We use completed applications in our statistics.

Early Decision Offers

Overall offers: 1,133 (1,040)
Total VA offers: 782 (30% offer rate)
Total OOS offers: 351 (18.5% 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 about 9,200 offers to reach the enrollment goal.

A few notes:

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

2. Decisions will be posted in the applicant portal tomorrow night. You got login credentials back when we received your Common App. The system automatically emails students when there is a status change, so you don't have to sit in the portal and refresh. 

3. Admitted students will get a paper copy of their admission letter by mail. It will take a while for us to get those out. I can't really predict when the USPS will get that into your mailbox. 
Your enrollment deposit is due by January 15th.

4. Waiting list letters have a link to the waiting list FAQs on our website.
 Please go over the information with your parent(s) and counselor. If you'd like to be considered for during the waiting list review, complete the reply form in the portal by March 1st and upload your semester grades when they become available. This takes the place of writing a Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI). 

5. The Echols, Rodman, and College Science Scholars program invitations will be extended at the end of  the Early Action and Regular Decision processes. Early Decision students will be considered in both of those rounds. Echols and Rodman also allow self-nomination after your first semester.

6. Remember that these numbers 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 on their website. 

If you are a reporter, please contact the Office of University Communications for current, official information.