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.
Find out which students are getting accepted at UVA, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||670|
|SAT Composite 25th||1330|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||32|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
92% of University of Virginia Main Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||37%||39%|
Applicants have 99 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Virginia Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to UVA. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.