The University of Virginia accepted more than 9,950 applicants for its incoming class of 2021. In the fall, about 3,725 of them will arrive in Charlottesville for their first year at Thomas Jefferson’s university.
A record number of people applied to the university this year — nearly 36,800, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to a news release. The admitted class boasts an average SAT score of 1,419 (compared to last year’s average of 1,346), and “nearly all [graduated] in the top 10 percent of their high school classes,” according to the release.
All 50 states and 89 countries are represented in the admitted class. About 35 percent of the admitted students identify as ethnic minorities and more than 1,000 are first-generation college students.
Jeannine Lalonde, the university’s associate dean of admission, has posted unofficial statistics on admissions at her blog, titled “Notes from Peabody,” at uvaapplication.blogspot.com.