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UVA Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UVA? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 9,186 out of 30,840 applicants or 30% were admitted making UVA a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. University of Virginia Main Campus typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 15,870 14,970 30,840
Accepted 4,908 4,278 9,186
Acceptance Rate 31% 29% 30%
Enrolled 2,000 1,674 3,674
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 39% 40%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Virginia Main Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UVA regularly accepts students with ACTs of 29 and above. 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. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Virginia Main Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1330 1510
SAT Reading 670 750
SAT Math 650 760
ACT Composite 29 33
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 27 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. 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%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >42%
1420 to 1510 Avg + 30%-42%
1330 to 1420 Avg - 20%-30%
1240 to 1330 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 1240 Low <13%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.