Of Virginia Makes Early Decision Offers To 912 Students
January 8, 2002--
The University of Virginia has become slightly more selective
and significantly more electronic in its early-decision admissions
Office of Admission has mailed offers to 912 students out of 2,410
applications. Last year, 973 offers were made from a pool of 2,397
A. Blackburn, dean of admission, said about 55 percent of this year’s
early decision applications were made on-line.
delighted with that,” he said. “It saves time on data
entry, and applications can be ready faster.”
said the office provides an incentive for students to apply on-line.
“We told them, ‘If you apply on-line, you could see
the decision on-line on the day we mail them.’”
was increased this year to put the early decision process on a par
with regular admissions, Blackburn said.
the offers made for the 2003-04 year, 717 went to Virginia residents
and 195 to out-of-state applicants, compared with 756 and 217 last
year, respectively. More applications were deferred (1,081 compared
with 1,031) and more were denied (383 compared with 358) this year.
Thirty-four applications were incomplete and changed to regular
decision students constitute about 30 percent of those accepted
to attend U.Va., Blackburn said. Students who apply pledge to attend
if an offer is extended.
early decisions programs are being discontinued at Yale and Stanford
universities in favor of nonbinding early action programs. U.Va.’s
policy is being reviewed by University officials, but no change
is imminent, Blackburn indicated.
Lee Graves, (434) 924-6857