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UVA Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

29.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Virginia Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into UVA? The school has a 30% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,668 out of 32,377 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 10 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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1310-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
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 requires applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 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 1215. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1405 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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
1500 and Above Good >42%
1405 to 1500 Avg + 30%-42%
1310 to 1405 Avg - 20%-30%
1215 to 1310 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 1215 Low <13%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for University of Virginia Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 27
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
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. 50 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 >42%
31 to 33 Avg + 30%-42%
29 to 31 Avg - 20%-30%
27 to 29 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 27 Low <13%

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

Admission Statistics

University of Virginia Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,048 15,329 32,377
Accepted 5,268 4,400 9,668
Acceptance Rate 31% 29% 30%
Enrolled 1,985 1,698 3,683
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 39% 38%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are 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.