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The class of 2026, by the numbers

Last year was another busy admissions year for UVA. A record 50,962 students applied. Of the 9,522 admitted, 4,031 accepted and moved onto Grounds in August.

By now, the Class of 2026 has settled into the rhythms of UVA life. Its first-years include members of 10 Native Nations and citizens of 88 countries, in addition to the United States. Some 63 first languages are represented. More than 570 are the children of alumni, and another 631 are first-generation students. And, according to a survey of admitted students, while most hope their time at UVA will prepare them for rewarding careers, some have another goal too—40 percent hope their UVA education will help their families.

Arriving with the Class of 2026 are 754 transfer students, who typically enter as second-years and third-years.

Those varied perspectives combined only enrich the UVA experience, says Greg Roberts (Darden ’17), UVA’s associate vice provost of enrollment and undergraduate admission. “It brings together a richly diverse, interesting, dynamic, creative group of kids, and I think that’s where students want to go to school.”

Total Incoming Students
First-generation college students
From low-income households
Legacy students

Note: Students’ racial and ethnic information is reported by UVA in accordance to guidelines set by the U.S. Dept. of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
Source: UVA Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies; data as of Sept. 27, 2022.