How difficult is to get into the University of Virginia for an out of state student?

Question by Jack P: How difficult is to get into the University of Virginia for an out of state student?
Hey Guys,

I was wondering what is the acceptance rate for University of Virginia. I am an out of state student living in Texas and UVA is one of my dream schools. Here are my stats:

Grade: Senior (class of 2011)
Race: Sri Lankan (Asian Minority)
Rank: 28/600
GPA: 3.92 unweighed (I don’t know my weighed)
School/Class Type: Public/Mostly Competitive
SAT: 1800 (620 M, 580 CR, 600 W)
ACT: 31
SAT II’s: 650 (Math Level 2), 620 (US History)
AP: 4’s and 3’s (US History, English Literature, English Language, World History)
Extra-Curriculars: Business Professionals Of America (Vice President), HOSA, JSA (Founder of chapter), National Honor Society, Aerospace Club (Founder), Math Club, Chess Club, Student Council (Community Service Chair), Asian-American Students Association (historian), Youth Leadership Organization (President/Founder), Intern with FUNCEDESCRI Organization (Raise money for malnourished countries like Guatemala), Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Soccer (Captain)
Honors/Awards: Nominated to join the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Defense, Participated and Nominated in NASA Texas Aerospace Scholars Program, AP Scholar, Honor Roll, 2nd Place BPA Regionals for Video Production/Financial Math, 6th Place UIL Academics Competition District for Social Studies and Current Events
Community Service: Volunteer with JPS Health Network Hospital, Carter Bloodcare Blood Drives, and Public Library (275+ Hours and counting)
Senior Courseload: AP Biology, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB & BC (block class), AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, Engineering Design, Soccer, Independent Study in AP Microeconomics
Possible Hooks: First Generation College Student

I am planning to major in either history or political thought/social thought. Another question I had was do out of state admittances mostly come from the south (texas, louisiana, georgia etc) or eastern united states (delaware, maryland, pennsylvania)?


Best answer:

Answer by Scott H
2009 Entering Freshman Class:
21,839 applications
6,775 offers of admission
3,308 students enrolling
88.5 percent of enrolling students ranked in top tenth of class
1250-1430 middle half of class SAT I

So, it looks like 15% of those that apply actually get to enroll and your 1200 SAT is a little below middle of the pack (they don’t count the writing score in their advertised SAT scores).

Also, if I remember correctly, only about a third of the enrollment spots are available for out of state students.

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