Experiences Gain In First-Year Applications
23, 1999 -- Reflecting
a trend among top institutions, the University of Virginia received
an increased number of applications for next year's entering undergraduate
received approximately 17,000 applications -- an increase of about
3 percent over last year's 16,451 that applied. Of those competing
for the 2,930 slots in the entering class, 10,795 were from out-of-state
residents -- an increase of 5 percent over the 10,307 last year.
Nearly 6,200 Virginia residents applied, representing an increase
of approximately 1 percent over the 6,144 last year.
the number of applications has been growing, we have seen comparable
growth in the quality of students we are admitting," said Dean of
Admission John A. Blackburn.
of U.Va.'s schools experienced a surge in undergraduate applications.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science received 2,659 applications
this year, an 11 percent increase over the 2,400 last year. The
School of Nursing received 184 applications, a 13 percent increase
over the 163 last year. The School of Architecture experienced nearly
a 10 percent gain in applications, rising from 446 last year to
489 this year.
attributes the increase to several factors, including the University's
quality and a rise in the high school population. "U.Va.'s academic
reputation and quality of student life make it attractive to many
students throughout the country," he said.
extended admission offers to 794 who applied under early decision.
U.Va. received 2,200 early-decision applications this year, compared
to 2,325 last year.
offering admission will be mailed April 1.
more information, contact John Blackburn at (804) 982-3375. Television
reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.