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Chances of getting into University of Virginia Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
23.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Virginia Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into UVA and can I get accepted? The school has a 24% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,778 out of 40,839 applicants were admitted making UVA a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical 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 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UVA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1340-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1430

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 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 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 2019 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
1520 and Above Good >35%
1430 to 1520 Avg + 24%-35%
1340 to 1430 Avg - 16%-24%
1250 to 1340 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1250 Low <10%
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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 #3 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 2019 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 >35%
32 to 34 Avg + 24%-35%
30 to 32 Avg - 16%-24%
28 to 30 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 28 Low <10%
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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. 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
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 21,801 19,038 40,839
Accepted 5,474 4,304 9,778
Acceptance Rate 25% 23% 24%
Enrolled 2,202 1,718 3,920
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 40% 40%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
121

Applicants have 121 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

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 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?

24% 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 1340 and 1520. 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.