Early Acceptance: A Wave of New Wahoos Share Their Excitement

Along with this weekend’s record snowstorm, a flurry of early applicants received the exciting news that they had been accepted to the University of Virginia.

“We received the largest number of early-action applicants in our history and we are proud to offer admission to students who we believe have the ability to shape this University for years to come,” Dean of Admission Gregory W. Roberts said. “We are excited to welcome this incredible group to UVA and we hope they join us on Grounds next fall.”

There was a 4 percent increase in the number of applicants this year, with 16,768 students applying to the non-binding early action program, out of more than 32,500 total applications for early and regular action. Those offered admission have until May 1 to accept their offers.

The University sent out acceptance letters to 5,193 prospective students, which is a 31 percent early-offer rate. Of those offers, 3,945 were for the College of Arts & Sciences, 1,025 were for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 96 were for the School of Architecture, 65 were for the School of Nursing, and 62 were for the Curry School of Education.

In-state students received 2,238 of the offers, while 2,955 were made to out-of-state students. Accepted students hailed from all over the world, with offers extended to citizens of 63 foreign countries. This year’s pool of accepted applicants also included 370 first-generation college students.

The Office of Admission released electronic notifications to applicants on Thursday afternoon, and it wasn’t long before new members of the Class of 2020 took to social media to share their excitement.

Below, UVA Today has assembled some of our favorite messages from the new class.


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