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 2021. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

Freshman Applications

Freshman Applications for Fall 2021 

  Total
Applicants 139,490
Admits 15,028
Enrolled 6,586
Admit Rate 11%

Types of GPAs

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.

Academic Performance

GPA statistics for admitted freshman students

GPA Median Middle 25% - 75%
Weighted GPA 4.54 4.35-4.72
Unweighted GPA 4.00 3.94-4.00

Background

Ethnicity or Race Statistics

% of entering class (domestic only) *

Ethnicity or Race   Freshmen
African American   7%
American Indian or Alaska Native   1%
Asian   38%
Hispanic   22%
White   28%
Unknown   4%

* 10% of the entering freshman class are international students

25%

of freshman (domestic) are first-generation college students

30%

of the entering freshman are from underrepresented backgrounds

69%

of freshman receive financial aid

62

countries represented

Freshman Applicants From Past Years

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