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University of Virginia

Academic Requirements

Admissions Overview


Acceptance Rate

3.8 - 4.2

Average GPA

1400 - 1540

Average SAT Score

32 - 34

Average ACT Score

GPA Requirements

UVA does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.8 to 4.2, with an average GPA of 3.85.


Average High School GPA

3.75 - 4.2

25th-7th Percentile

SAT Requirements

UVA is test-optional. UVA SAT scores for admitted students range from 1400 - 1540, with an average score of 1470.

Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1470 to be competitive in the admissions process at UVA.


Average SAT

1400 - 1540

25th-75th Percentile


Admitted students submitting SAT scores

ACT Requirements

UVA is test-optional. UVA’s ACT scores for admitted students range from 32 to 34, with an average score of 33.

A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.


Average ACT


25th-75th Percentile


Admitted students submitting ACT scores

Other Requirements

Besides academic grades, UVA has some additional requirements based on the program of study you apply for.


Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.

Recommendation Letters

UVA requires one teacher recommendation.

TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or Duolingo

Highly recommended for international students.

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