Every year at about this time, the Washington Post recycles its "lots of qualified kids from Northern Virginia aren't getting into UVA these days" story. It usually comes a bit closer to the April notification deadline, but action in Richmond to force UVA (and its lesser cousin in Williamsburg) to cap out of state students appears to have forced the editor's hand.
But then again, let's look at Mr. Seidner. He appears to be a white male, which renders him unremarkable. 1300 on the SAT's i s "solid work, Joel" (name the flick), but it isn't setting the world on fire. The stat I find most misleading is the 3.99.....were it to be on a 4.0 scale, I'd be impressed. But I suspect that "AP" and or "honors" classes provide a bump there, many of which are on a "5.0" scale
Be that as it may--2/3 of every first year class in Charlottesville are Virginians. 1/3 come from 49 other states and from around the world. I think this is a reasonable proportion. I'm sorry Mr. Seider must suffer through four years in Blacksburg, truly sorry. But not sorry enough to upset the apple cart.