Few Blacks Participate in the Final Early Admissions at the University of Virginia

Following in the footsteps of Harvard and Princeton, after this year the University of Virginia will no longer offer an early decision admissions plan.

This year there were 71 black early decision applicants. This was an increase of nearly 15 percent from a year ago. But blacks made up less than 3 percent of the early admissions pool. In comparison, blacks made up 8 percent of the total applicant pool for the class that entered the university in the fall of 2006.

Of the 71 black early applicants, 46, or nearly 65 percent, were admitted. About 40 percent of all early decision applicants to the University of Virginia for the class entering in the fall of 2007 were admitted.