University of Virginia

Statewide Acceptance Rates

VPAP has a great visual of college acceptance rates across Virginia.

It’s a good reminder for parents and students that while the super selective elite schools have very low acceptance rates, there are plenty of schools with reasonable rates. Consider this from Pew Research:

“The great majority of schools, where most Americans get their postsecondary education, admit most of the people who apply to them, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Education Department data.”

Keep these numbers in mind as you put together your college lists.