How to get into the University of Virginia

Recorded Thursday, September 9 at 09:00 PM

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University of Virginia | UVA

Charlottesville, VA
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The University of Virginia is a public school on the East Coast known for its top-tier academics, and vibrant student life. Ranked fourth among public schools and 28th among all American universities, you’ll want to put your best application forward to get into this school. Join Robert as he walks you through the grades, test scores, and extracurriculars you’ll need to maximize your chances of becoming a future Cavalier.

School information

University of Virginia | UVA

Charlottesville, VA
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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

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21:10@TolaAjagbe:Why should we apply to the college of arts and science?
22:50@dst_:If I have residency in Virginia but don't live in the US, am I still eligible for the in-state benefits (admissions, fees, etc.)
38:51@sv123:Naviance data shows Weighted GPA w/ACT or SAT. What's equivalent of 3.80 to 3.93 unweighted GPA?
68:43@TolaAjagbe:Would it be okay to ask a teacher who has taught you twice?
71:14@dst_:if there is an extracurricular outside of school that you've contributed a lot of time towards, is it good to get a mentor to write a recommendation letter
72:16@MichelleP:Will they ask to see grades for senior year if applying EA?

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