My split is 170/2.14. I hadn't even thought about applying to UVA but the person I talked to was very adamant, she said she was in almost the same boat and that my work experience should help (and I trust she has some input into the process).
As far as early decision, both of my advisors thought it was a bad idea. The reasoning is that unless you are a presumptive admit and are POSITIVE you want to go to a certain school, ED isn't worth the effort. If you are a presumptive deny, there is a very slim chance they might accept you if they are running out of apps, whereas with an ED they will probably send a rejection early. If you are a maybe, like most people, then they will likely defer or waitlist you, and you'll be waiting a while anyway. So I just went through the normal process.