80% of Eastern Shore applicants to Virginia public colleges and universities accepted in 2023

August 7, 2023
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According to the Virginia Public Access Project, the acceptance rate to Virginia’s Public Colleges and Universities among Eastern Shore applicants exceeds that of the state as a whole.

This year, while the statewide acceptance rate to public institutes of higher learning was 73%, the rate among Accomack applicants was 78% and even better 81% of Northampton student applicants were accepted.

In Accomack, UVA was the most popular destination with 69 applicants.  But UVA also had the highest rejection rate.  Only 26 or 38% of those who applied to UVA from Accomack County were accepted.

The next most popular destination for Accomack students was JMU.   Out of 66 applicants 53 were  or a whopping 80% were accepted, followed by Virginia Tech with 60 applicants and 31 accepted for a 52% acceptance rate.  Also CNU accepted 37 of 46 applicants with an 85% acceptance rate and William and Mary accepted  24 of 39 applicants for an 81% rate.

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VMI accepted all of the Accomack and Northampton applicants.  Three applied and were accepted in Accomack and Northampton had one applicant who was also accepted for a 100% acceptance rate on the Eastern Shore.

Northampton’s overall acceptance rate at Virginia’s public colleges was 81% which is 8 percent higher than overall state numbers,

In Northampton, JMU was the most sought after college destination with 47 applicants and 40 acceptances or 85%. Next was UVA with 30 applications and 9 acceptances or 30%. Virginia Tech also had 30 applications from Northampton students and 16 or 53% were accepted.  21 students from Northampton applied to CNU with 17 or 85% accepted.  Out of 12 applicants, William and Mary accepted 7 or 81%.

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