Class of 2028: UVA Offers Entry to Nearly 2,000 in Regular Decision Round

March 15, 2024
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The University hopes to welcome nearly 4,000 first-year students come August. (Photo by Emily Faith Morgan, University Communications)

Friday evening, the University of Virginia made 1,991 more offers of admission to Class of 2028 applicants, finishing the third and final admissions cycle for the cohort.

UVA had another record-breaking year for applications, with 58,995 people applying to attend. Last year, 56,538 applied. In 2022, 50,942 people submitted applications.

During December’s early decision phase, the first and only binding phase of admission, 1,133 students joined the class, some sharing their heart-racing reactions on social mediaMany a happy tear was shed.

In February, UVA put out the welcome mat for 6,541 more students who applied during its non-binding early action cycle, leading to more joyous reactions flooding the internet.

In all, the University has made 9,665 offers for the Class of 2028. The school’s first-year enrollment target is 3,970.

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Dean of Admission Greg Roberts said the University is “honored that so many students put their faith in us and made the choice to apply to UVA this year.”

“These are talented, inspiring and resilient students who have made a difference in their schools, their communities and in the lives of others, and we’re excited that many will join us on Grounds in the fall as first-year students,” he said. “While we are unable to offer admission to every deserving student, we are deeply grateful to all applicants, and we wish them the very best as they complete their senior years and select a college home.”

Reserve Your Spot by May 15

Students who were admitted during the early action and regular decision cycles have until May 15 to commit to attend UVA. The school extended the deadline from May 1 after the U.S. Department of Education announced in late January that schools would not receive student financial aid information until mid-March.

Institutions use information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, when formulating financial aid packages – an important consideration for students when deciding what school to attend.

Days on the Lawn

UVA will host four open house-style events for admitted students, called “Days on the Lawn.” The events include sessions on the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the schools of Architecture and Nursing, the kinesiology program, and a resource fair.

Days on the Lawn take place April 1, 5, 13 and 19, with events from 8 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Interested students and their families are encouraged to register by logging into their MyUVA Application Portal.

UVA also offers Admitted Student Tours and self-guided tours for those who cannot attend Days on the Lawn. You can even check out UVA’s residence halls in virtual tours.

On April 19, UVA will host Spring Blast, an open house designed to highlight Hispanic and Latinx student experiences at the University, and Spring Fling, which will highlight Black and African American student experiences at UVA. The schedules for both events mirror Days on the Lawn.

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Jane Kelly

University News Senior Associate Office of University Communications