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/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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1320|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1510|
|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 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 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.
Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||32|
|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 #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.
Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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/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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
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||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||89.6%|
|Top 25% of class||98.3%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||42%||39%||41%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Virginia Main Campus is $70.
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.
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.
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.
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.