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Chances of getting into University of Virginia Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
23%
Admission Difficulty for University of Virginia Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into UVA and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UVA is 23%.  It ranks #2 in Virginia and #64 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. UVA is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 9,230 out of 40,879 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent (SAT 1320/1510 ACT 30/34). University of Virginia Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.31. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UVA application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Virginia Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UVA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1320-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT 
78%
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1320
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1510
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 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 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. UVA ranks #2 in Virginia and #53 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1510 and Above Good >36%
1415 to 1510 Avg + 23%-36%
1320 to 1415 Avg - 14%-23%
1225 to 1320 Reach 8%-14%
Less than 1225 Low <8%
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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 32
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 #3 in Virginia and #56 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Virginia Main Campus.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >36%
32 to 34 Avg + 23%-36%
30 to 32 Avg - 14%-23%
28 to 30 Reach 8%-14%
Less than 28 Low <8%
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UVA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
4.31
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 4.31 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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as UVA is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Virginia Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 89.64% Avg
3.75 to 3.99 5.54% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 2.72% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 1.27% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 0.45% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.28% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

89.6% 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 89.6%
Top 25% of class 98.3%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Virginia Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,761 19,118 40,879
Accepted 5,093 4,137 9,230
Acceptance Rate 23% 22% 23%
Enrolled 2,153 1,632 3,785
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 39% 41%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Virginia Main Campus is $70.

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
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?

23% of those who apply are granted admission to UVA. Admission competition is very 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 1320 and 1510. 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.