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UVA Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

27.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of Virginia Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into UVA? The school has a 27% acceptance rate. Last year, 10,058 out of 36,779 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 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1370-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1370
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Estimated Average SAT 1450
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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 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 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 1290. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1450 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Virginia Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >39%
1450 to 1530 Avg + 27%-39%
1370 to 1450 Avg - 18%-27%
1290 to 1370 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1290 Low <11%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
ACT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 33
Estimated Average ACT 31
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 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Virginia Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Virginia Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >39%
31 to 33 Avg + 27%-39%
29 to 31 Avg - 18%-27%
27 to 29 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 27 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
4.22
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Virginia Main Campus. 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. 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 Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Virginia Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,359 17,420 36,779
Accepted 5,463 4,595 10,058
Acceptance Rate 28% 26% 27%
Enrolled 2,121 1,667 3,788
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 36% 38%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Virginia Main Campus and what considerations affect 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.