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UVA Admissions Information

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia (map)


Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia is one of the top-ranked public universities in the country. One of the major goals of the University is to create leaders through education. This mission is achieved by UVA’s outstanding professors and wide array of degree offerings and departments, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Curry School of Education, the McIntire School of Commerce, and the School of Nursing. UVA has produced many notable alumni, including President Woodrow Wilson, Senators Edward and Robert Kennedy, and broadcast journalist Katie Couric.

With the highest retention rate of any public college or university, it is clear that students enjoy their time at UVA. With 57 Greek organizations and hundreds of clubs (from the Charlottesville Community Food Project to the Classics Club), the University has something for everyone. Another signature aspect of the UVA is its honor system, a long-standing tradition. Administered by students, the system is based on the premise that lying, cheating, and stealing will not be tolerated. Students found guilty by a jury of their peers are expelled from the University.



Basic Info

Main Address: PO Box 400160
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4160
Phone Number: (434) 924-0311  
Website: www.virginia.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban setting, Residential campus  
Athletics: Division I, Intercollegiate, Club, Scholarship, Intramural  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 15,464  
Percent out-of-state: 28%  
Percent international: 6%  
Female to Male ratio: 57:43  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 16:1  
Most popular majors: Economics
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for single students
Special housing for international students
A multi-lingual house
43% of all undergrads live in on-campus housing
Apartments for married students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
French, German, Spanish, and Russian houses
100% of first year students live in on-campus housing
Almost 1/3 of all students join a fraternity or sorority.
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #2 "Great Financial Aid"
  • Charlottesville was named one of the top ten best college towns in the country in 2010.
  • Since U.S. News and World Report began a separate listing of the top 50 public universities, UVA has never been ranked lower than #2.

Admissions Information

With an acceptance rate of 32% and 88% of students who ranked in the top tenth of their high school class, UVA is considered one of the most selective public universities in the country. According to its admissions website, three of the most important factors in a successful application are intellectual ability, academic achievement, and personal qualities that will contribute to the work of the University. The admissions committee focuses on performance and rigor of secondary school program, recommendations from a teacher and guidance counselor, extracurricular involvement and honors, writing ability as evidenced in admissions essay, and standardized test scores.

Admissions address: Box 400160
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4160
Phone number: (434) 982-3200  
Fax number: (434) 924-3587  
Admissions Website: http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/  
Email: undergradadmission@virginia.edu  
Contact Person: Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admission  
Number of first-year applications received: 22,124  
Percent of applicants admitted: 32%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes (with school-specific supplement required)  
Admission requirements: Common Application
School Supplement
1 Academic Teacher Evaluation
School Report
Mid-year Report
Final Report

If applicable:
International Supplement to the Secondary School Report
Home-school Supplement to the Secondary School Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT (with Writing) or ACT (with Writing)
International applicants: TOEFL

2 SAT Subject Tests strongly recommended
Policy regarding SAT score-use: UVA considers a student's highest section scores across all SAT test dates submitted. Only the highest section scores will be considered in the final admissions decision.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5820  
ACT code: 4412  
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