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Statistics

The statistics below are the result of a holistic application review process. We do not have GPA or testing cut-offs or targets. While we do seek to maintain a 2/3 majority of Virginians in our student population, we do not have quotas for specific high schools, towns, counties, or regions.

More data can be found through the Facts at a Glance pages and the Office of Institutional Assessment & Studies website.

Enrollment, 2015 – 2016

16,673 Undergraduate
7,147 Graduate
23,883 Total on Grounds
 
68% Virginian
32% Non-Virginian
54% Female
46% Male
 
97% of first year students return for the second year
60% of undergraduates are involved in research
   
84% of undergraduate courses have 50 or fewer students
55% of undergraduate courses have fewer than 20 students
 
88% 4-year graduation rate
93% 6-year graduation rate

Admission, 2015 – 2016

30,840 Completed Applications
9,186 Offers of Admission
3,672 First-year students enrolled
 
89% of enrolling students ranking in top tenth of class
 
Middle 50% rate for SAT scores:
620-720 Critical Reading
630-740 Math
620-720 Writing
 
Middle 50% range for ACT composite scores: 27-31
 
82% of applicants submitted SAT scores
44% of applicants submitted ACT scores

Prospective students may find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. The University’s profile may be viewed on the SCHEV website. (The University cautions that the wage data provided by SCHEV only includes those alumni employed or attending graduate school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It does not include a sizable population of University alumni employed or attending graduate school outside the Commonwealth of Virginia.)