Jan 26, 2018

UVa increases early admission offers to 6,000 for the Class of 2022

Early applicants to the University of Virginia’s Class of 2022 received decisions yesterday—somewhat ahead of the January 31st published release date.  

In honor of Dean Greg Robert’s birthday, the admissions office decided to give 6000 prospective ‘Hoos some very good news.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Dean Greg Roberts’ birthday than to have some new Hoos join the UVA community,” said Dean J, associate dean of admission Jeannine Lalonde, in her admissions blog.

And it’s clear that admission to the Commonwealth’s flagship university remains a highly sought-after prize among high school students—both from within the state and across the country.

With an enrollment target set at 3,725 first year students for fall 2018, the competition for admission under UVa’s nonbinding early action program continues to be intense, as the overall number of applications grew to 21,573—about a six percent increase over numbers reported the same time last year.

Predictably, most of the early applicants, 15,676 (or 73 percent) came from out of state. The balance—5,897 applicants—came from within Virginia.

Out of this year’s early action pool, 6000 students were admitted—about two percent more than for the Class of 2021. Of those admitted, 2,618 were from Virginia (44 percent offer rate—down three percentage points from last year), and 3,382 were from out of state (21.5 percent offer rate—about the same as last year). Typically, more offers are made to nonresidents because the yield among students faced with out-of-state tuition is significantly lower. 

According to Dean J, those offered early admission bids were very well qualified. The middle range of new  SAT scores among this year’s admitted students fell between 1360 and 1500 for Virginians (ACT between 31 and 34) and 1440-1540 for nonresidents (ACT between 33 and 35). 

Although over 10,000 students were denied admission during the first round of consideration, about 5300 were thrown a lifeline by being deferred to the regular decision pool. Overall 37,188 students applied for spots in this year’s entering class, nearly 60 percent of whom came through EA. 

Decisions for deferred students and those applying regular decision should arrive sometime before April 1. Note that deferred applicants are specifically encouraged to send new test scores and midyear grades as soon as possible.

All students will have until May 1, to make up their minds. And those early applicants who were lucky enough to be admitted to UVa’s Class of 2022 can expect to receive significant encouragement to commit as soon as possible.

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