In the first admission cycle since the University eliminated its binding early-decision program, the staff of the Office of Admission received a pleasant surprise.
Does my child need to be the president of the class, play three varsity sports, walk dogs at the SPCA and spend part of her summer at a leadership conference in Amsterdam to be competitive at UVA?
How does the University regard transfer students, particularly those from community colleges?
Three decades and 451,908 applications later, Blackburn, 66, has announced that he will retire in June 2009.
The University ends its early-decision program on the basis of evidence that the program is in conflict with efforts to make a UVA education accessible to low-income students.
UVA's admission deans clear away some of the misinformation and media hype that surround the process of getting into a selective university.