After receiving record-breaking application numbers, the University has offered 2,182 more people admission to the Class of 2027, bringing the overall acceptance rate of 16.2 percent.
Regular decisions — released March 17 — saw 750 Virginians and 1,432 out-of-state applicants admitted to the University. A total of 9,190 offers were extended across all admission cycles. Last year, the University accepted 9,522 of 50,962 applications for an acceptance rate of 18.7 percent.
During the entire admissions cycle, the University received a total of 56,439 applications, 27 percent of which were in-state students. In-state students — who represent 390 different Virginia high schools — make up 4,078 acceptances.
The remaining 5,112 offers are for both out-of-state and international students, who represent all 49 other states and 77 different countries. The University has committed to maintaining two-thirds of the student population as Virginia residents, which explains the higher acceptance rate for in-state applicants — a 13 percent regular decision acceptance rate compared to eight percent for out-of-state applicants.
Regular decision is a non-binding application that allows prospective students to submit senior year grades and provides students with more time to compile their application, as opposed to early action and early decision processes — which offer non-binding options.
Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts said the admissions office is excited by the admitted students for the Class of 2027, describing them as “extremely talented and qualified.”
“We hope members of our community will join us in celebrating and encouraging those who were admitted, while also comforting and supporting those who put their hearts and souls into their applications, but unfortunately did not receive the news they were hoping to get,” Roberts said to U.Va. Today.
A majority of students were offered admission to the College of Arts & Sciences, with 6,787 acceptances — 241 fewer than last year. The School of Engineering and Applied Science offered 1,882 students admission, also lower than the 1,969 students accepted last year. The School of Architecture and School of Nursing offered 225 and 174 spots, respectively. The School of Education offered 122.
1,167 accepted students across all application plans had their application fees waived, part of the University’s commitment to supporting first-generation and low-income students.
The AccessUVA program through Student Financial Services was established to encourage low-income students to visit and apply to the University during the early decision cycle despite binding acceptances. Applicants are encouraged to take part in a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop through Student Financial Services before applying to ensure they are awarded full eligible aid.
White identifying students, who made up 45 percent of the applicant pool, make up 3,639 members of the accepted class. 2,000 Asian applicants were accepted — the second most represented group. 910 African American applicants — the group with the largest percentage increase in application numbers compared to last year — were accepted. 847 Hispanic students received offers.
The coming months will see a variety of different programming options for the newly accepted students. Days on the Lawn and events designed for admitted students to become more familiar with the University, will be held throughout April. Many virtual events will also be offered for those who cannot travel to grounds this spring.