Greetings from Charlottesville,

We're excited that you are considering the University of Virginia for college, and we are eager to introduce you to our home and community.

Each year we hear from motivated students who are looking for a school where they will feel welcomed and supported in their quest to learn and grow. Each year we find ourselves astonished by the breadth and depth of their talents, intellectual curiosity, and compassion for others. Thank you for finding your way to UVA, and for taking the time to learn more about who we are and what we have to offer. We are here to help you-- students, families, and the communities who support them-- navigate the college search and application process.

If you do choose to apply to UVA, please know that we will review your application with care and respect. We understand how stressful and laborious it can be to search for, apply to, and await decisions from colleges. It is our privilege and responsibility to consider everything you submit to the admission committee, so that we get to know you as a student and person. Your academic performance in high school provides helpful information, but we do not make admission decisions based on grades and numbers alone. We strive to build a varied, dynamic class of students who will thrive at UVA, strengthen our community, and change the world for the better.

Again, thank you for your interest in UVA. If you need anything or have questions, please call 434-982-3200 or email We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,

University of Virginia Office of Undergraduate Admission