This is a difficult time for everyone, and we hope all of you are taking care of yourselves and your families. We’re sorry we won’t be able to meet as many of you in person as we normally would, but the Admissions Office will be back up and running as soon as this is over. Given what everyone is going through, we will also be as flexible as possible. So don’t worry – and please reach out with any questions. Find answers to some of the most common questions.


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 Research and Analytics.

Enrollment, Fall 2019

17,011 Undergraduate
8,007 Graduate
25,018 Total on Grounds
69% Virginian
31% Non-Virginian
55% Female
45% Male
86% of undergraduate courses have 50 or fewer students
54% of undergraduate courses have fewer than 20 students
94% 6-year graduation rate
97% of first year students return for the second year

Admission, Class Entering Fall 2019

40,839 Completed Applications
9,778 Offers of Admission
3,920 First-year students enrolled
90% of enrolling students had reported rank in top tenth of class
(57% of the class had no reported rank)
Middle 50% rate for SAT scores:
670-740 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
670-780 Math
Middle 50% range for ACT composite scores: 30-34

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.)