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UVA Early Action - Decisions Only - Class of 2023

vamom4vamom4 341 replies68 postsRegistered User Member
edited January 25 in University of Virginia
At some point between now and January 31, early action applicants should receive their decisions.

UVA considers very important: rigor, rank, GPA, recommendations, character, state residency
UVA considers important: SAT, essay, extracurriculars, talent

We will assume that everyone thinks their submitted essay and recommendations were good and not ask about that. 😊

Dean J will announce when a decision is coming. Follow her on Twitter at @UVaDeanJ

This thread is for EARLY ACTION DECISIONS ONLY. There is another thread for discussion.

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EARLY ACTION DECISION:
Planned Major/College:

State Residency:
SAT/ACT:
GPA:
Rigor:
Rank:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs:
Demonstration of Good Character:
Any hooks?

Thoughts on why you received that decision:


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  • vamom4vamom4 341 replies68 postsRegistered User Member
    apply.undergradadmission.virginia.edu/apply/status


    ^^^ Link to check your application status when decisions are up in the future.
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  • ArborSArborS 61 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Planned Major/College: mathematics

    State Residency: yes
    SAT/ACT: 1520
    GPA: 4.2W 3.6 UW
    Rigor: very strong, attend top 2 state governor’s school for science and math
    Rank: top 10%
    Ethnicity: white but i don’t think i put it lol
    Gender: female
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: i had a job, girl scout for my whole life, japanese exchange program, not much else
    Demonstration of Good Character: idk???
    Any hooks? definitely attending gov school, UVA acceptance rate for kids from my school is about 95%.
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  • caps813caps813 11 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Straight up rejected. 1500 sat. 4.3 gpa and 4.7 junior year. Ib classes and everything. High level sports and orchestra. Also legacy. My heart is broken. Wasn’t planning on attending but i have cherished this school for my whole life and to see this happen is devastating
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  • kdlnbhkdlnbh 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited January 25
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: ACCEPTED
    Planned Major/College: Architecture

    State Residency: Out-of-state
    SAT/ACT: 35 ACT
    GPA: 4.0 UW, 4.77W
    Rigor: Medium, large Texas public school, but best public school in the near area, and I took all the APs I could and did well
    Rank: 22/784
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Marching band leadership, symphony orchestra, internship with city, fast food job
    Demonstration of Good Character: Rec letters from teachers who regard me very highly
    Any hooks? Not that I know of

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: I think my essays were very well-written and obviously GPA and the ACT score helped, but I'm still shocked and very happy as this is my first acceptance outside of auto-admit from UT Austin.
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  • hg0987hg0987 107 replies14 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: DEFERRED
    Planned Major/College: Arts and Sciences (Prospective Business Major)

    State Residency: VA (in state)
    SAT/ACT: 1490 (700 RW, 790 M)
    SAT Subjects: Math 2 (710), USH (700)
    GPA: 4.2 W, got a few Bs junior year.
    Rigor: 9 APs (including senior year)
    Rank: no rank at my school, but I'm guessing top 10-15%.
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Female
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Started my own business, president of few clubs, head language instructor, etc.
    Demonstration of Good Character: I don't understand what this means.
    Any hooks?: First generation

    Thoughts on why you received that decision:
    Sort of disappointed, but I will get over it. I kind of expected it though..I really wish I applied regular decision instead. The essays I did over winter break were x3 better than the ones I submitted for UVA EA. My stats were borderline, and my essays were just average. If I submitted my later, better essays, I believe I would've had a better shot.
    I got a good amount of Bs junior year so that probably brought me down. However, my senior year grades are straight As and one B, so I'm hoping my first semester grades will help me out. I'm really hoping for the best.

    To wrap up, I don't feel too down. I applied to 15 schools, so this is just one decision. I believe that what is for me will be for me :)
    Good luck to everyone who got deferred, and a big congrats to everyone who got in! Go do big things!
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  • ArborSArborS 61 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    (forgot to add on my post I was accepted, whoops!)
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  • vamom4vamom4 341 replies68 postsRegistered User Member
    edited January 27
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: DEFERRED
    Planned Major/College: Nursing / School of Nursing

    State Residency: Virginia
    SAT/ACT: 1290
    GPA: 4.1
    Rigor: 8 APs, the rest nearly all honors, one university class
    Rank: Top third at top high school. Would likely be about top 15% elsewhere.
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female

    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Varsity sports, lots of volunteer work, two year internship, interesting part-time job, completed quite a bit of medical-related curriculum out of school, accepted to and completed leadership summer program at major university, sports coach to younger kids

    Demonstration of Good Character: Peer Mentor, self-started own charity program, in selective leadership program at school, at least one of her recommendations stressed character as being perfect for nursing, NHS, awards in sports, various clubs

    Any hooks? All the extras above, plus demonstrated interest in medical field, plus lots of shadowing medical professionals.

    Thoughts on why you received that decision:
    She has solid academics and outstanding extras and is a good candidate for the program (middle 50% for UVA nursing SAT was 1230-1440 last year), but there are a LOT of good candidates and she is competing for one of only about 40 spots allocated to in-state nursing students. Hoping that her class rank doesn’t prevent her admission.

    Her first semester GPA will likely be a 4.7 with four APs and two honors classes, so that should help. Fingers crossed for later admission.

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  • wgildeawgildea 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: Accepted!!!!!!
    Planned Major/College: Pre-Med/Arts and Sciences

    State Residency: North Carolina
    SAT/ACT: 35 ACT (Superscored)
    GPA: 3.9 UW 4.6 W
    Rigor: 10 APs including senior year
    Rank: School doesn't rank but definitely top decile
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Co-President and Co-Founder of Social Justice Club, Captain of Quiz Bowl, Senior Honor Council Member, others ECs; worked at a warehouse during the summers
    Demonstration of Good Character: Good letters of rec I guess?
    Any hooks? Legacy

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: I think the legacy was a big help, as it put me in the same pile as in-state students. I really loved the essays I wrote and I'm so happy that this was one of my first decisions!
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  • catovacatova 48 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited January 25
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: Accepted!!
    Planned Major/College: Human Biology

    State Residency: VA
    ACT: 32 composite
    GPA: school doesn't calculate but around 3.8uw 4.3w
    Rigor: 9 AP's, college prep hs
    Rank: N/A
    Ethnicity: African-American
    Gender: Female
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Hospital volunteer for 3 years, tutoring for a long time, summer camp counselor, leader/involved in a bunch of different clubs, 2 sports all through hs, diversity conferences
    Demonstration of Good Character: very involved in diversity programs,
    Any hooks? URM in stem, college prep highschool, very rigorous courseloads

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: My school is a huge feeder for UVA, also UVA is really lacking black students, especially female and in stem. I think my essays were pretty good and unique, but honestly I thought I would get deferred or even rejected bc so many people from my highschool applied, including a girl who is like an exact copy of me, and my grades were good throughout hs, but junior year I ended with two B's. I'm incredibly thankful though, so excited!!!
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  • ilikewikiilikewiki 12 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Accepted
    Planned Major/College: CS/Engineering and Applied Science
    State Residency: VA
    SAT/ACT: 1600
    SAT II: Math II (800), Physics (800), Latin (780)
    GPA: 3.99/4.4
    AP: CS(5), Cal BC(5), Physics C(5), Latin(5), History(5)
    Rank: School doesn't rank
    Ethnicity: Chinese
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Summer Intern In College(paid), Varsity sport, Captain of CS team, VP of Latin, 1000+ volunteer hours, AIME twice, lot state level competition awards

    Demonstration of Good Character:
    Any hooks? No
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  • jalapeno17jalapeno17 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: ACCEPTED
    Planned Major/College: Commerce/Economics/Business (College of Arts and Sciences)

    State Residency: In-state
    SAT/ACT: 1500 (760 r/w, 740 m); no subject tests
    GPA: 4.0 uw; 4.3 w
    Rigor: hardest available at my HS; 13 APs upon graduation
    Rank: 6 out of roughly 500, so top 1%
    Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Played two sports in HS (was nationally ranked in one of them with partner) and competed at club/national level in one of them, worked a job all four years of HS during summer, stereotypical clubs and student council in HS, and managed own business regarding tech and the elderly during junior and senior summer. All in all I'd say 9.5/10 EC's
    Demonstration of Good Character: Good? Lol this seems entirely too subjective.
    Any hooks? URM, low-income

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: No doubt in-state status helped. I was deferred from Stanford REA and accepted to UTK thus far. I know that UVA loves those in the top 10% of their class so I think my rank certainly helped in my decision as well. Ultimately, so excited to be apart of the C/O 2023 and feeling super thrilled with this decision!!! WAHOOWA!!
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  • greatgoodgoliathgreatgoodgoliath 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Planned Major/College: Business

    State Residency: no
    SAT/ACT: 1310
    GPA: 3.5 UW
    Rigor: very strong, attend top private school in the nation
    Rank: no rank
    Ethnicity: black
    Gender: male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: boy scout, lots of internships, and more leadership positions in school,
    Demonstration of Good Character: two character awards
    Any hooks? low income, first gen, been to three different high schools, refugee immigrant
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  • nctzennctzen 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: Accepted
    Planned Major/College: Computer Science/ School of Engineering and Applied Science

    State Residency: California
    SAT/ACT: 35
    GPA: 4.6 W, 3.98 UW
    Rigor: took calc ab + bc my sophomore year, have taken three college math courses, took 4 APs sophomore year, 5 junior year, 6 senior year. I am from a public school.
    Rank: school doesn't rank, at least top 9% due to automatic acceptance to one UC
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: varsity sports all four years, internship for the navy doing CS, lots of volunteer work through local charities, NHS, no clubs
    Demonstration of Good Character: volunteer work
    Any hooks? nope

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: Strong test scores and demonstrated passion in math/computer science.

    I'm no expert but if anyone has any questions feel free to ask and good luck to you all!
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  • caljw000caljw000 8 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: DENIED
    Planned Major/College: Bachelor of Science in Commerce

    State Residency: California / OOS
    SAT/ACT: 33
    GPA: 4.1 weighted
    Rigor: 6 AP's, 1 IB, 4 honors courses
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: 2 years Class office, club leadership positions, job, regional and state awards, sports, youth group leader, community service
    Demonstration of Good Character: Founder of journalism project focused on highlighting diversity's importance in my community

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: Had too many B's maybe?
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  • jweichertjweichert 11 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited January 25
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: ACCEPTED
    Planned Major/College: School of Engineering and Applied Science (CS)

    State Residency: VA
    SAT/ACT: 1570 SAT, 34 ACT
    GPA: 4.0 (UW), 4.18 (W)
    Rigor: All IB Classes (CS HL, Math HL, Eng. HL, Econ. SL, Spanish SL, Global Politics SL, Physics SL) plus BC Calc junior year (5), AP Gov junior year (5 - didn't take the class), and AP Spanish Lang. and Culture (5 - also didn't take the class)
    Rank: School doesn't rank
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Mock trial, band, job tutoring at STEM tutoring center, student council, HS and city young democrats
    Any hooks? Not really.
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  • newVTdadnewVTdad 4 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    For my son (older kid at VT hence the screen name)

    EARLY ACTION DECISION: accepted
    Planned Major/College: Public Policy/Arts and Sciences

    State Residency: VA
    SAT/ACT:1540
    GPA: 3.86/4.37
    Rigor: IB Candidate
    Rank: doesnt rank
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Fellow on gubernatorial campaign, baseball, guitar - county wide selection, many honor societies, head writing tutor at school
    Demonstration of Good Character: Nice guy? Did not save any kittens from drowning.
    Any hooks? Did not request financial aid. We can afford it. (Can't afford 70,000 + for private school however)

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: Took all the hardest courses available - even if did not always get A's
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  • LCool23LCool23 12 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member

    EARLY ACTION DECISION: DEFERRED
    Arts and Sciences

    State Residency: Michigan
    SAT/ACT: 1560
    GPA: 4.3/3.9
    Rigor: IB School, 6 IB classes
    Rank: N/A
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male

    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs:
    Travel/High School Baseball
    coach a basketball team
    work two jobs (officiating sports and a restaurant)
    Internship with MLB team (plus rec letter from their GM)
    science olympiad
    worked as election inspector
    NHS and French Honor Society


    Demonstration of Good Character: not sure, but rec letters were strong

    Any hooks?
    legacy at UVA (both maternal grandparents and mom went to UVA)

    Thoughts on why you received that decision:
    honestly pretty surprised, being 3rd generation legacy, with a very strong SAT score and academics and a great internship, but I think it might have been due to no leadership roles held, and not much community service. However, I'm not too upset because I've already gotten into some other great schools.
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  • BasedOmNomBasedOmNom 4 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: Deferred
    Planned Major/College: school of science (math)

    State Residency: Washington (state) OOS
    SAT/ACT: 33
    GPA: 3.76 UW, 4.15 W
    Rigor: 11 APs along with the most advanced classes offered
    Rank: Top 40% (school does not weight GPA for rank)
    Ethnicity: 1/4 Hispanic, 3/4 White
    Gender: Male
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Worked as a park manager, team captain of a travel baseball team, Boy Scout leader, fair amount of community service in the national parks
    Any hooks? Maybe URM, leadership experience

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: Low test score for OOS and class rank isn't very good
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  • usedtobe17usedtobe17 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: Accepted!!!
    Planned Major/College: African & African American Studies

    State Residency: Virginia
    SAT/ACT: 1330
    GPA: 4.117
    Rigor: 10 APs (scores all 4 &5s), 7 honors classes
    Rank: n/a school doesn’t rank
    Ethnicity: African American
    Gender: female
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: Four-year varsity softball letterman, Student coach for annual softball clinic, Stage Manager for theater department, Director for the theater department, President of International Thespian troupe, member of International Thespian Society, member of French Honor Society, member of NHS, works at a Haunted House and works for the school district.

    Thoughts on why you received that decision: I had a really thoughtful essay, lots of extracurricular activities, and rigorous course load
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  • cuteraspberriescuteraspberries 58 replies27 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited January 25
    EARLY ACTION DECISION: ACCEPTER HYUKKKKKKKKK IM SHOOKETH
    Planned Major/College: Biology, Philosophy

    State Residency: VA
    SAT/ACT: 1520 (770M/750R)
    GPA: uhhh 4.29 weighted
    Rigor: listen......i took the hardest course load ever. 12 APs + all honors courses, only 3 regular in my whole highschool career, plus i went to a STEM magnet school
    Rank: 11%....buttttt I went to a stem magnet school so like i had the hardest courses than everyone else (harder than AP courses) even though they were only weighted as "honors" so class rank is skewed and not representative of actual achievement.......:)
    Ethnicity: Persian YUH
    Gender: Female
    Extras/Volunteer work/Talents/Jobs: taught violin to little kids, , , , helped lead a fundraiser for yemen children ; also i uhhhh did some cancer + nanoparticle research

    Demonstration of Good Character:

    - common app was a layered metaphor, talked about how i love my daily walks
    a snippet sentence of my common app: "But I have no feeling that I have arrived at the end of my experiments in life. I have not ceased to develop inwardly. My life is one that has converted the pursuit of intellectual endeavors from the machine of my destiny into the servant of my will."

    - favorite word and why? entelechy. yeah baby. philosophized the heck outta that one.
    a snippet sentence: "Entelechy is loving your education. It’s holding a book close to your heart and feeling an exhilaration. It’s talking to teachers and students and immersing yourself in their knowledge and experiences."

    - other essay was about doing my lab research, that i was named after my great-grandmother, and when she died of lung cancer i did my lab research

    Any hooks? ZILCH

    Thoughts on why you received that decision:

    okay my dudes I GOTTA HEAR BACK FROM 12 COLLEGES but until then here's my advice:
    - be interesting. stop being boring as poop. stop being pedagogical. be funny. crack a joke. call yourself clumsy in your own essay. be a person that exists and stop trying to fit in with the percieved intellectualism of uva.
    - LOVE LEARNING
    - and because you love learning, do things that interest you. stop tryna get A+s. stop tryna be valedictorian. that's called hypercompetitiveness, not love of learning. start reading pdfs of whatever interests you. like political science papers. or science articles. AS SOON AS YOU START PURSUING STUFF FOR COLLEGE you automatically make it harder for yourself to get in. yup i knew i just blew your mind. but its true: as soon as you start doing things not bc u love it but bc u wanna get into a college, then it takes 100x more effort to succeed in your endeavors bc u aren't actually whole-heartedly in love. so stop thinking about that poop and actually do STUFF U LOVE.

    also i have a blog. it has college admissions advice. PM me if u want the linkkkkkk
    edited January 25
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