U.Va. Mails Acceptance Letters To Class Of 2003
1, 1999 -- The University of Virginia has mailed
letters offering admission into the 1999 entering class to 5,385
high school students. U.Va. received 17,060 applications, a 3.3
percent increase over the 16,520 who applied last year, and extended
about 90 more offers this year than last year.
factors contributed to the higher number of offers. The entering
fall class will be larger than last year -- 2,930 students are anticipated,
compared to 2,875 last year. The University also extended fewer
early decision offers; 790 students were offered admittance under
early decision, compared to 920 last year. U.Va. received 2,200
early-decision applications this year, compared to 2,325 last year.
from out-of-state residents rose by 4 percent; Virginia applications
increased by 1 percent. Applications from women totaled 9,107; 7,953
University extended offers to 2,946 women and 2,439 men. Admission
officials anticipate the entering class will be approximately 55
am optimistic about the quality and character of the first-year
class that will enter in the fall," said Dean of Admission John
A. Blackburn. "I expect to see a slight increase in the quality
of the class as measured by class rank and SAT scores.
We also anticipate a diverse class." Applicants who received admission
offers have until May 1 to notify the University of their acceptance.
Approximately 2,000 prospective students have been placed on a wait-list,
according to University officials.
"For those students on the wait-list, we cannot offer advice on
what actions can be taken at this point. We will wait until after
the candidates' reply date to see if any spaces are available. We
will be in touch with wait-listed students possibly as early as
mid-May and no later than the end of June," Blackburn said.
the entering class, approximately 2,293 will go into the College
of Arts and Sciences, 92 into the School of Architecture, 499 into
the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and 46 into the School
of Nursing. U.Va. admission officials are currently considering
applications from transfer students. Letters offering admission
to transfer students will be mailed the week of April 19th.
Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857