538 more offers: UVA grows toward Governor McDonnell's goal
They're no longer waiting for the proverbial fat envelope, but 7,750 high school seniors– 538 more than last year– have cause for joy as UVA issued its annual offers of admission. The deed was done online on Friday, March 25, as UVA attempts to heed governor Bob McDonnell's call to expand.
UVA hopes to get an entering class this fall of 3,360 students, 120 more than last year, as it expands enrollment by 1,500 students over five years. According to a UVA release, the governor asked Virginia colleges to award 100,000 additional degrees by 2026.
About 32 percent of the 24,005 seniors who applied for admission, the same percentage as last year, won acceptance.