Members of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2022 are so excited – and they just can’t hide it.
On Thursday evening, the Office of Admission released its “regular action” admissions decisions – those for applicants who participated in the normal, non-early-action admissions cycle.
Using the hashtag #UVA22, the newly admitted students took to social media to share their excitement.
A total of 37,222 students applied for admission – an increase of 423 applicants from 2017 – and 9,850 were offered a place in the class that will enter this fall.
The offer rate decreased by nearly 1 percent to 26.5 percent, though wait-listed students have yet to be factored in.
At 34 percent, the School of Architecture had the highest offer rate, followed by the School of Engineering and Applied Science (30 percent), the College of Arts & Sciences (26 percent), the Curry School of Education (19 percent) and the School of Nursing (12 percent).
Accepted students had a mean SAT score of 1,431, with 93 percent ranking in the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class.
The Class of 2022 speaks to the University’s commitment to making an affordable, world-class education available to high-achieving students from all walks of life. Ten percent of all newly admitted students are first-generation college students and 35 percent come from minority backgrounds.
The enrollment target for the class is 3,725 students, with 67 percent coming from Virginia.
All students offered admission have until May 1 to accept their offers.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be at the University of Virginia and we are thrilled to offer admission to this diverse and accomplished group of high school seniors,” Dean of Admission Gregory W. Roberts said. “We are confident that those who select UVA will be transformed by their experience and will leave a lasting impact on this university and our community as undergraduates.”
Moments after the electronic admissions notifications went live online, new students were flooding UVA’s social media channels using the hashtag #UVA22.
Here’s a sampling: