UVA Waitlist - Class of 2023
It's not over yet!
I've been looking at numbers over coffee this morning.
According to the waitlist info page (https://admission.virginia.edu/waitlist), UVA made about 9700 offers this year.
Last year it was 9849, and the year before it was 9957. So, fewer offers have been made despite the increase in applicants (from 36k to 37k to 40k this year).
I am hoping that means a greater chance of good news for those waitlisted.
Last year, they only took 13 students off the waitlist due to a surprisingly high yield. (The year before was 117, and 360 before that.)
It looks to me that because they cut it so close last year (and had 4 out of 5 schools full by May 14), they made fewer offers this year.
If the yield is high again, then they won't need the waitlist too much. But if it's not, they might end up taking more off the waitlist than they did last year. Which would be awesome, because taking only 13 is not ideal for those still hoping to attend.
In case anyone is wondering, 9700 out of 40,000 is an acceptance rate of 24% as of right now. (was 26% last year and 27% the year before)
Fingers crossed for everyone!