Indebted wrote:I applied too late to ED. But two days ago, I reiterated that if admitted, I would attend. I made the same declaration in my initial Why UVA and again in my first LOCI. This experience makes me hesitant to reapply next year. They've made several offers off the WL this year and still don't want me, so I don't know why re-applying in 4 months with an otherwise identical app would make difference.
I get the impression they do try to create a diverse student body. As I understand it, there's been an increasing focus on work experience and other factors to differentiate candidates. That stuff might get looked at more as they fill the last few spots.
Your 180, while fantastic, isn't going to change the median. However, applying in the fall, it should be an easy decision for them.