University of Virginia Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The Lawn at the Universit of Virginia (more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

University of Virginia Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of just 30%, the University of Virginia is one of the most selective public universities in the country. Successful applicants typically have "A" averages and SAT/ACT scores that are significantly above average (a combined SAT score above 1300 is typical). The university uses the Common Application, and applicants will need to submit application essays, a counselor and a teacher recommendation, and scores from the SAT or ACT.

The university has an early action option.

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Admissions Data (2015):

University of Virginia Description:

Established over 200 years ago by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia has one of the most beautiful and historic campuses in the U.S. The school consistently ranks among the top public universities, and with an endowment now over $7 billion it is the wealthiest of the state schools.

UVA is part of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Located in Charlottesville, the university is near Jefferson's home at Monticello. The school has strengths in academic areas from the humanities to engineering. UVA is a member of the Association of American Universities, and it has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,883 (16,736 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,412 (in-state); $45,756 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,294 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,726
  • Other Expenses: $2,754
  • Total Cost: $31,186 (in-state); $60,530 (out-of-state)

UVA Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 58%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 32%
    • Loans: 30%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,859
    • Loans: $7,213

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Basketball, Field Hockey, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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