UVA Admits 16.3% Of Students To The Class of 2028

18/03/202416 minute read
UVA Admits 16.3% Of Students To The Class of 2028

UVA has had another record-breaking year in terms of applicants, with about 58,995 applicants to Class of 2028 across its three application stages.

UVA’s acceptance rate remains the same as last year at 16.3%. Of the 58,995 students who applied to the UVA Class of 2028, the university extended admission offers to 9,665 students.


UVA Class of 2028 Acceptance Rate: Another Competitive Year

UVA published the final admission results for Class of 2028, reporting that they’ve had another record-breaking year in terms of applicants.

This year, UVA received 58,995 applications to the Class of 2028, a 4.5% rise from last year’s 56,439, as well as the 50,962 applications received in 2022 and 48,011 applications received in 2021.

This consistent rise in application numbers reflects UVA’s rising popularity as a top choice for prospective students.

Out of these applications, 9,665 received offers, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 16.3%.

UVA Class of 2028 Acceptance Rate
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Early Decision4,4651,13325.3%
Early Action37,6006,54117.3%
Regular Applications16,9301,99111.7%
Total58,9959,66516.3%

UVA Class of 2028 Regular Decision Acceptance Rate

While Early Action is by far UVA’s most popular application stage, there was still a noticeable increase in regular decision applications.

For the regular decision cycle, more than 16,930 students applied to UVA of which 1,991 got accepted at an acceptance rate of about 11.7%.

The acceptance rate for regular decision dropped from 13.4% last year to 11.7% this year. This points to an increasingly competitive regular decision stage, as last year’s regular decision cycle had less applications at 16,196 students and more admissions at 2,182.

In fact, the number of applicants to UVA's regular decision cycle is consistently lower than the early action cycle, and the class of 2028 is no exception, and despite the lower number of applications, the regular decision cycle still has a significantly lower acceptance rate.

Based on these acceptance numbers, our admission experts recommend you apply early to increase your chances of getting into UVA.

UVA's Regular Decision Acceptance Rate
Class ofRD ApplicationsRD AcceptedRD Acceptance Rate
202816,9301,99111.7%
202716,1962,18213.4%
202616,4622,12312.8%
202515,9932,62016.3%

UVA Early Application Results for the Class of 2028

Both the early decision and early action cycles have higher acceptance rates than regular decision

In fact, while the acceptance rate for regular decisions has continuously decreased over the years, the acceptance rate for early applications increased this year.

Out of the 42,065 early applicants to Class of 2028 (EA and ED combined), UVA accepted 7,674 students, with an early acceptance rate of 18.2%, an increase from last year’s 17.4%.

UVA Early Application Acceptance Rate
AppliedAcceptedAcceptance Rate
202842,0657,67418.2%
202740,2437,03817.4%
202634,5007,35221.3%
202531,8347,15422.4%

UVA Out-of-State Acceptance Rate

In general, out-of-state applicants tend to face stiffer competition than in-state applicants. UVA’s out-of-state acceptance rate (13%) remains significantly lower than its in-state acceptance rate (25.5%).

With that said, the out-of-state acceptance rate slightly increased from last year’s 12.1%, while the in-state acceptance rate decreased to 25.5%.

UVA Out-of-State Acceptance Rate
Number of applicantsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
In-State (Class 2028)16,455~4,19625.5%
Out-of-State (Class 2028)42,540~5,53013%
In-State (Class 2027)15,2384,01226.3%
Out-of-State (Class 2027)41,2015,01312.1%

How Crimson Can Help You Stand Out

UVA’s low acceptance rates and the broader trends in elite admissions highlight how challenging it has become to gain entry into top universities. In this highly competitive landscape, seeking guidance from experienced college admissions advisors can be a significant advantage.

Advisors offer personalized support throughout the complex application process, helping you:

  • Craft a Compelling Narrative: They work with you to identify your unique strengths, passions, and experiences. This helps shape a cohesive application that showcases your potential to contribute to the UVA community.
  • Navigate Strategic Choices: Advisors can provide insights on application timing (early vs. regular), test score submission, and highlight areas where you can further boost your profile.
  • Excel in Every Aspect: From essay coaching to interview preparation, advisors ensure each application component is polished and demonstrates your preparedness for UVA’s rigorous academic environment.

Proven Success in a Competitive Landscape

Crimson Education has a track record of helping students achieve their admissions goals. Our personalized approach and expertise in selective admissions have led to impressive results. This year alone, over 200 Crimson students were accepted to top US universities in the early round. Here's a breakdown of our early-round numbers:

  • 87 offers to the Ivy League.
  • 163 offers to the US Top 20, including offers to Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Rice, Vanderbilt, and University of Notre Dame.
  • 15% of Ivy League and 27% of top 20 early round applicants received offers to their dream schools.
  • 670+ offers to the US Top 50, including offers to NYU, University of Michigan, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 1000+ offers to each student’s first choice school.

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