Welcome to UVA, Class of 2023.
On Friday, the University of Virginia’s Office of Admission released its “regular decision” admissions decisions – those for applicants who did not participate in the early action admissions cycle.
The Class of 2023 speaks to the University’s commitment to making an affordable, world-class education available to high-achieving students from all walks of life. According to the Office of Admission’s preliminary data, a record 40 percent of the accepted students are minorities – an increase of 5 percent from last year. Additionally, offers to first-generation college students rose from 10 percent to 11.5 percent.
While the numbers aren’t yet final, Dean of Admission Gregory W. Roberts believes the class will be special.
“This is a remarkable class of admitted students in every way,” he said. “We are particularly pleased that so many of the students who received offers will be the first in their family to attend college. It’s an honor to welcome this talented and richly diverse group of scholars to UVA. We hope to see many on Grounds in the coming weeks for open house events as they make their college selection.”
A total of 40,815 students applied for admission, which marked a 10 percent increase from last year. Of those students, 9,725 were offered a place in this fall’s entering class.
The 24 percent offer rate decreased by 2.4 percent from last year, though wait-listed students have yet to be factored in.
Thirty-six percent of in-state students received offers, compared to 19 percent of non-Virginians.
The enrollment target for the class is 3,740 students, with 67 percent coming from Virginia. All students have until May 1 to accept their offers.
Using the hashtag #UVA23, newly admitted students took to social media to share their excitement.