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

  Total
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.

Admits

25th Percentile

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

75th Percentile

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

GPA

Academic Distributions for Weighted and Unweighted GPA
All Applicants (Domestic and International)

  % of All Applicants Admit Rate % of All Admits Enroll Rate % of All Enrolled
Total 100% 14% 100% 41% 100%
           
Weighted GPA          
4.40 & above 25% 39% 68% 38% 63%
3.85 - 4.39 51% 8% 29% 46% 33%
3.84 & below 24% 1% 2% 74% 4%
           
Unweighted GPA 25% 39% 68% 36% 60%
3.95 & above          
3.53 - 3.94 51% 8% 30% 49% 36%
3.52 & below 24% 1% 2% 77% 4%

 

Apps missing GPAs are included in the mid 50% group

Freshman Applicants From Past Years

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