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Chances of getting into University of Virginia Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
26.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Virginia Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into UVA and can I get accepted? The school has a 26% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,828 out of 37,182 applicants were admitted making UVA a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. University of Virginia Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UVA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1330-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1420

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Virginia Main Campus?

University of Virginia Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Virginia Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >37%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 26%-37%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 17%-26%
1245 to 1330 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 1245 Low <11%
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UVA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UVA?

Admission data indicates that UVA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Virginia Main Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Virginia Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >37%
32 to 34 Avg + 26%-37%
30 to 32 Avg - 17%-26%
28 to 30 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 28 Low <11%
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UVA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.22
Typical High School Grades
A

What GPA do you need to get into University of Virginia Main Campus?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UVA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Virginia Main Campus was 4.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UVA will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Virginia Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 93% Good
3.50 to 3.75 4% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 2% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

92% of University of Virginia Main Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Virginia Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 92%
Top 25% of class 98%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Virginia Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,567 17,615 37,182
Accepted 5,388 4,440 9,828
Acceptance Rate 28% 25% 26%
Enrolled 2,161 1,661 3,822
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 37% 39%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
99

Applicants have 99 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Virginia Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Virginia Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Virginia Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234076 IPEDS survey data for University of Virginia Main Campus.

FAQs

Does University of Virginia Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to UVA. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Virginia Main Campus?

26% of those who apply are granted admission to UVA. Admission competition is high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Virginia Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1330 and 1500. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Virginia Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.