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U.Va. Mails Acceptance Letters To Class Of 2005

April 4, 2001-- The University of Virginia this week mailed letters offering admission into its 2001 entering class to 5,374 high-school seniors.

U.Va. received 15,012 applications, a 3.7 percent increase over the 14,472 who applied in 2000. Dean of Admission John A. Blackburn expects an entering class of 2,985 students, about 55 more than in last year’s class of first-year students.

U.Va. received 5,741 applications from Virginia residents and extended 2,971 offers to in-state students. The University made offers to 2,401 non-Virginia residents from the 9,271 who applied.

Applications from women totaled 7,992; some 7,020 men applied. The University extended offers to 2,911 women and 2,463 men. Admission officials anticipate the entering class will be approximately 55 percent female.

The University extended 917 early-decision offers, representing a 7 percent increase from last year. U.Va. received 2,164 early-decision applications this year, compared to 1,862 in 2000.

"I am optimistic about the quality and character of the first-year class that will enter in the fall," Blackburn said. "I expect to see a slight increase in the quality of the class as measured by class rank and SAT scores. The great thing about the class is the many fascinating and interesting people who will be in it."

Applicants who received admission offers have until May 1 to notify the University of their acceptance.

U.Va. placed 2,239 students on a wait-list in case openings in the entering class occur.

"For those students on the wait-list, we offer advice on what actions they can take," Blackburn said. Their letters included a question-and-answer sheet with information on what they should do next, as well as historic data showing the number of offers of admission made to students on the wait-list in recent years. 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."

Of the entering class, 2,335 students will go into the College of Arts and Sciences, 510 into the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 92 into the School of Architecture and 48 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 23.

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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