University of Virginia-Main Campus (UVA)

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University of Virginia-Main Campus can be found in Charlottesville, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Virginia-Main Campus has approximately 26,000 students enrolled yearly.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to UVA. A score within the range of 1340 - 1520 on the SAT exam, or 30 - 34 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the UVA average GPA (3.75 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of this school is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of those who applied applicants on average being accepted. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UVA acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 24%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UVA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Virginia-Main Campus was reported as 23.9% in Fall 2020 with over 40,800 college applications submitted to UVA. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UVA ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • UVA Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Virginia-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Virginia-Main Campus is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Virginia-Main Campus has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 29.9%
  • 2017-2018: 27.3%
  • 2018-2019: 26.4%
  • 2019-2020: 23.9%
  • Projected UVA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 24.2%

How Does UVA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Virginia-Main Campus is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
James Madison University76.8%
Virginia Commonwealth University87.1%
George Mason University86.7%
Georgetown University14.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UVA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading670 - 740
Math670 - 780
Total Score1340 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math28 - 34
Composite Score30 - 34
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