Freshman Profile

When we review freshman applicants we look at a wide variety of factors. Some are more easily quantifiable than others. Below are the primary academic factors we considered when we reviewed our freshman applicants for Fall Quarter 2020. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

Freshman Applications

Freshman Applications for Fall 2020 Admission

Applicants 108,877
Admits 15,644
Admit Rate 14%

Academic Statistics

All GPAs are calculated from courses completed in grades 10 and 11.

  • The fully weighted GPA includes an extra grade point for all UC-approved honors courses (which include AP, IB, school-based honors and transferable college courses) in which a grade of C or higher is earned. The maximum value possible is 5.00.
  • The unweighted GPA does not include any extra grade points for honors courses. The maximum value possible is 4.00.

Honors Courses included in the totals below are taken in grades 10–12 and are counted by semester, which means a year-long high school honors course would count as two. A single-semester course would count as one.


25th Percentile

Fully Weighted GPA 4.34
Unweighted GPA 3.92
Honors Courses (domestic only) 19

75th Percentile

Fully Weighted GPA 4.68
Unweighted GPA 4.00
Honors Courses (domestic only) 30

Freshman Applicants From Past Years

Learn more about UCLA
Hear more about events in your area, application deadlines and more.