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University of Virginia - GPA and Test Scores for Admission

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University of Virginia - GPA and Test Scores for Admission
University of Virginia - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

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About two-thirds of all student applying to the University of Virginia will receive rejection letters. This top-ranked university is one of the more selective public institutions in the country. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. As you can see, the majority of students who got in had "A" averages, an SAT score (CR+M+W) above 1800, and an ACT composite score of 26 or higher. Chances of admission improve as those numbers go up.

But good grades and test scores don't guarantee admission -- hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph is a lot of red. Some students with scores that were on target for UVA were rejected. At the same time, some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. UVA has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. Students who show some kind of remarkable talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't quite up to the ideal. A winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities can mean the difference between an acceptance letter and a rejection.

To learn more about the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:

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