In a Historic Application Year, UVA Offers Entry to Nearly 6,000 in Early Action Cycle

February 10, 2023 By Jane Kelly, Jane Kelly,

The offers of early action admission to the University of Virginia rolled out Friday evening, in the second of the school’s three admissions phases for the Class of 2027.

A record 56,439 people have applied to UVA so far this year, a 10% increase over last year.

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Applications Overall

More than 36,000 hopefuls applied for early action, which is non-binding for applicants, who meet an earlier application deadline in exchange for earlier notification. Of those who applied:

  • Roughly 6,000 were accepted.
  • Nearly 9,500 applications came from Virginians; 27% were admitted.
  • About 27,000 out-of-state students applied; 12% were admitted.

UVA’s largest school, the College of Arts & Sciences, extended 4,000 admission offers. The School of Engineering and Applied Science offered admission to 1,351 people. The School of Architecture invited 144 students, the School of Nursing invited 83 people and the program in kinesiology accepted 66.

Students accepted during early action have until May 1 to signal that they plan to enroll at UVA.


Increase in Applications Over Last Year


Applied Early Action

“We couldn’t be more excited about how the Class of 2027 is shaping up after the first two, early admission rounds,” Greg Roberts, UVA’s dean of admission, said. “We’re honored that so many students are interested in the University and we’re grateful to all the applicants who have put their faith in us and UVA.

“We send our very best wishes for a fun and fulfilling and enjoyable spring to all high school seniors, and we hope every applicant finds a college home that makes them happy.”


First-Generation Students Offered Admission


Countries of Citizenship

On Dec. 13, UVA welcomed 1,038 students to the Class of 2027 during its early decision cycle, in which students receive even earlier notification in exchange for a pledge to attend the University if accepted.

The nearly 16,000 students who applied for the University’s final admission cycle, called regular decision, will receive notifications by April 1 and also have until May 1 to accept their offers of admission.

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Jane Kelly

University News Senior Associate Office of University Communications