UVA Cross-Application Universities

<p>I'm interested in knowing what are the most frequently applied to universities of students who have also applied to UVa. I believe somewhere there's a link or site that provides this cross-application information; however, I can't seem to find anything other than Princeton Review's "Schools to Consider" which isn't very official/legitimate.</p>

<p>I could tell you off of my naviance where others who applied to UVA also applied. Although that info would only be truly relevant to my school.</p>

<p>If you have a Naviance account then there's a "College Match" section where it gives you this information. For UVA, it lists UMaryland College Park, Cornell, GWU, UCLA, and Virginia Polytech. But I could also imagine UNC-Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt being part of that list too.</p>

<p>William and Mary. It is interesting that the 2 colleges have very similar admission stats, but often end up accepting different students.</p>

<p>I understand there is also much overlap in applications between UVa and Georgetown, particularly among out of state applicants.</p>

<p>If it helps, I also applied to Vandy and WM. The other students at my high school (OOS) applied to Duke and Penn State Honors. UNC-CH, VT and Cornell would be others I would think of/agree with.</p>

<p>The various college guides collect data about this.</p>

<p>Per SHEV (State Council of Higher Education of Virginia):
Peer</a> Institutions</p>

<p>That list seems weird...it doesn't list William & Mary yet it has University of Iowa...Personally, when I applied to schools, it was Cornell, University of Chicago, William & Mary, Berkeley and Georgetown.</p>

<p>I don't think it has any Virginia schools on it. </p>

<p>I personally assume that the other state universities are our peers (I like the term "sisters" and am trying to promote that :) ), so perhaps they were trying to find peer OOS schools.</p>

<p>I'm also surprised that William and Mary isn't on the list, at least for instate students. In my son's class, the "smart" kids mostly applied to both schools, unless they were interested in an engineering field, in which case they applied to UVA and VT. Of the fifty or so kids in the top ten percent of his class, only about 4 or 5 went anywhere other than those three schools.</p>

<p>That is a rather impressive list. I can see why William and Mary isn't on it based on kids from my school. William and Mary isn't regarded even close to UVA. People around where I live tend to view William and Mary in the same league as Wake Forest, Tulane, etc.</p>

<p>Thanks everyone (especially Dean J) for your feedback. My D is a very happy first year at UVa; however, she has many friends from her high school who are juniors and seniors and currently going through the college-search process. They, along with their parents, have enlisted our advice. In our area, Vanderbilt is an extremely popular school; however, acceptance rates plummeted last year (especially for our over-represented area). Consequently, her friends and their parents are looking for other schools that have that same vibe. My D thought UVa, Vandy, UNC, Boston College, Wake, and to a lesser degree Northwestern, had comparable academic rigor paired with very similar social/cultural climates. Some of the schools noted on the link above might be similar academically/socially, but the geographic setting itself is very different in that it's very urban/inner-city (ex: Duke/Durham, USC/LA, Penn/Philly, etc.). If anyone has any other suggestions for schools which you feel are comparable to UVa academically, socially, and geographically (setting), feel free to post.</p>

<p>Emory, Duke, maybe USC?</p>

<p>Washington and Lee is also a top choice for many of the people who I have known who previously applied to UVA, as well as Richmond to a lesser extent.</p>

<p>Their 'personalities' may be different, however make no mistake, William and Mary is an outstanding school. Students from our area can expect to have top resume's to receive an acceptance to either university. They also use a holistic admissions process so you will not always find the same students admitted to both UVa and William and Mary. I think that's a good thing. I know many who feel just as strongly about Williamsburg as those who adore Charlottesville.</p>

<p>Obviously I'm here, so there is no doubt that I am a huge fan of UVa, but don't forget...Mr. Jefferson got his education at William and Mary :)</p>

<p>^^^W&M can make strong argument to be the best public undergrad school in the country:) I agree that they have very different "personalities" but both are top flight schools. W&M is more Brown/Amherst and Virginia is more UNC/UCLA.</p>

<p>That is a good analogy doctor...</p>