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UVA Early Action Applicants Thread

habitualnerdhabitualnerd 156 replies21 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Eh, figured I'd start this thread because I didn't see one. So who else applied early action to UVA?
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  • jsf0014jsf0014 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I did!
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  • jacob117jacob117 28 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I did.
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  • jmk518jmk518 325 replies2 threadsRegistered User Member
    D did
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  • sarcasticfrog76sarcasticfrog76 9 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited November 2017
    Good luck to all of y'all
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  • MPT3DMPT3D 90 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    D18 did big reach for oos, saw they had record number of EA applicants this year. Best of luck...
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  • 1111bbbb1111bbbb 79 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yes - I saw the UVa posting on Facebook. I thought it was a tad bit misleading. The Facebook post said:

    “This year, UVa received a record number of early applications - a 31% jump from two years ago”.

    While true that it was record number of early action applications, I found it interesting that the 31% increase was relative to TWO years ago. The growth in EA applications from 2015 to 2016 was 25%; whereas, the increase from 2016 to 2017 was 5%. So, while still impressive given the riots, the rate of growth decreased materially from the prior period.

    Further, in-State early applications increased 9% from 2016 to 2017. Therefore, out-of-State applications grew only 3.5% from 2016 to 2017. So, perhaps OOS students and families were more concerned about the riots than in-state families. My hypothesis is that the riots did have an effect
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  • habitualnerdhabitualnerd 156 replies21 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    It's good to see in state growth. Less OOS growth is expected as their attendance would be more expensive and they have a much lower chance of admission. But all the same, I trust that UVA will take a wonderfully diverse class this year.
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  • 1111bbbb1111bbbb 79 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited November 2017
    Agreed @habitualnerd. The reason for my post was to encourage kids to apply. The headline in the UVa Facebook post talked about a 31% jump in applications from 2 years ago. The reaction from kids on Facebook to the post was despair and discouragement about their chances of getting in. My post highlights that applications grew this year - but, not 31%. It grew at a much smaller rate this year - so the difficulty of getting in to UVa, while very difficult, is comparable to last year (particularly for OOS students). Minority and International applications were down this year - so, their chances, assuming requisite qualifications, would seem to be improved this year - if the University is to achieve the same level of diversity. I am a proud UVa grad and hate to see kids afraid to apply this year.
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  • Dean JDean J 4463 replies64 threadsCollege Rep Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    Hey all, the total application number is not final at this time. All you are seeing is applications submitted. We do not use that number. We use completed applications as our number. The final number of applications will be lower because some people will not complete their applications. I explained all this on my blog over the weekend.

    There are no numbers about residency yet because the Office of Virginia Status must certify that those who filled out the residency section of the application are Virginia residents.

    Side note: If you completed the residency questions, you'll see the result of the Virginia Status review towards the bottom of your SIS page.
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  • 1111bbbb1111bbbb 79 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thanks @Dean J . Does that mean the UVa Facebook post was premature or not accurate?
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  • Dean JDean J 4463 replies64 threadsCollege Rep Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    @1111bbbb If you mean the UVA Today article, the writer notes that the numbers are not official. It takes a while to process 20,000+ applications. :)
    The preliminary data also shows increases in first-generation applicants and increases in applications to nearly every undergraduate school, Roberts said.

    While not yet official, the early applications also indicate growth in applications from Virginia residents. The current applicants include 5,987 students who checked “yes” to indicate Virginia residency. Those are still subject to confirmation, but would represent about 9 percent growth in the number of in-state applications over the previous year.

    I always post final numbers on the blog in January. :)
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  • 1111bbbb1111bbbb 79 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited November 2017
    @Dean J - thanks! Got it. Sounds like it is too early to know whether applications (completed) increased this year.
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  • burghdadburghdad 620 replies7 threadsRegistered User Member
    Based on Dean J's very informative posts from January of 2016 and January of 2017 I thought I would post a summary of some stats for EA the past 2 years.

    2020 Total Applicants 16,768 (OSS 73.4%; VA 26.6%)
    Acceptance rate of 31%. (OSS 24%: VA 50.2%)
    Deferral rate of 24.2% (OSS 24.4%; VA 23.7)
    Rejected rate 45% (OSS 51.6%; VA 26.1%)

    2021 Total Applicants 20446 (OSS 73.3%; VA 5278)
    Acceptance rate of 28.9% (OSS 22.3%; VA 48.8%)
    Deferral rate of 26.7% (No Breakdown OSS/VA)
    Rejected rate of 44.4% (No Breakdown OSS/VA)

    2022 Total Applicants 21393 (OOS 72%; VA 28%)

    In about 11-12 weeks we will see how the rest of the 2022 numbers will look but one would expect they would be similar to the past two years with about 30% acceptance 25% deferral and 45% rejection.
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  • LvMyKids2LvMyKids2 595 replies26 threadsRegistered User Member
    @burghdad very interesting and I too, have read these stats over the years from Dean J. I do not think that the 2022 number is final, as DeanJ said that over the upcoming weeks the total number of applicants will lower because that number will end up representing complete applications submitted (sometimes students file but never end up completing the application process). So there was approx. a 21% increase from 2020 to 2021 in EA apps and only 5% from last year to this year. I wonder why that is? Are there less students applying to college (maybe we already hit a peak) or is there another reason? I surely hope it has nothing to do with what happened there earlier this year. UVA is one of the best schools out there and a fantastic community to study!
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  • 1111bbbb1111bbbb 79 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @LvMyKids2 - that was my read as well. It looks like based on submitted applications, there would be only a 4.6% increase this year. As Dean J indicated, the number of completed applications has historically been smaller than the submitted applications. So, it will be interesting to see how much smaller than 4.6% the growth number ends up being this year. @burghdad - do you know what the historical % of submitted applications end up getting completed? If more than 947 (~ 4.4%) submitted applications for EA do not get completed, the number of EA completed applications would actually decrease compared with last year. If the in-State growth of submitted applications holds at near 9% (per the UVa Today Facebook article), it is very possible that OOS applications were flat or declined this year. Nonetheless, given the riots, it is a testament to the greatness of UVa that the impact is not more pronounced.
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  • Dean JDean J 4463 replies64 threadsCollege Rep Senior Member
    edited November 2017
    I am a bit busy, but if you want to dig into submitted/completed/offered/whatever numbers, you can play with the tables on this page.

    My personal, non-data driven opinion: a lot of people out there are pressuring students to submit early applications. I think we'll continue to see a shift to early, no matter how often we on the college side explain that our review style isn't more lenient during Early Action at UVA.
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  • LvMyKids2LvMyKids2 595 replies26 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited November 2017
    @DeanJ but what would be your opinion on why the increase from last year to this year is approx. 4.6% and jump from the Class of 2020 to Class of 2021 was approximately 21%. That is, the overall increase is significantly less than prior years' increases year over year for EA applications. I guess I am not sure I understand your above comment on seeing the push for early applications, as it appears to me, there really wasnt a huge increase in the number of EA for UVA (as above poster stated @1111bbbb it might even be that after we get hard numbers on the EA applications, applications for EA are flat or declined this year over last year). Thank you for your time. (I am an alumni of UVA and went there for both graduate and undergrad and will always have the love of UVA and its best interests at heart!).
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  • LvMyKids2LvMyKids2 595 replies26 threadsRegistered User Member
    @1111bbbb very interesting post you made. Yes, I would agree that the riots did not appear to have a significant impact...or hope that is the case. There are issues everywhere and I'll bet we could find something near every college campus that one could have issue with. Having said that, on a selfish note.....maybe having the OOS application pool drop will be a good thing when my child applies in a few years!
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  • sevmomsevmom 8385 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The OOS pool is historically MUCH larger than the instate pool. There are MANY more OOS applications every year relative to available OOS seats. Any minor changes in the OOS applicant pool, either up or down, are unlikely to have any significant impact. It will continue to be very selective for both instate and OOS students.
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  • sevmomsevmom 8385 replies55 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    This thread was started by a student who seems to have applied EA and wanted to hear from others .It seems to be getting derailed from the original focus. There is another thread already about the riots, potential application impact, for those that still want to focus on that issue.
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