Freshman Profile - Fall 2019

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 2019. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

Residency Overview

Applicant Overview by Residency

  California Residents Out of State International Total
Applicants 69,607 23,137 18,578 111,322
Admits 8,354 3,806 1,560 13,720
Enrolled 4,433 948 539 5,920
Admit Rate 12% 16% 16% 12%
Enroll Rate 53% 25% 35% 43%
% of Total Applicants 63% 21% 17% 100%

Academic Statistics

All GPAs are calculated from courses taken 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.
  • This 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.

  • Domestic refers to applicants who are US citizens, permanent residents, refugees or asylees.

Applicants

25th Percentile

  CA Resident Out of State International Total
Fully Weighted GPA 3.75 4.00 3.79 3.80
Unweighted GPA 3.44 3.60 3.59 3.5
ACT Composite 23 29 29 25
SAT Composite 1120 1300 1370 1190
Honors Courses (domestic only) 10 16 n/a 11

75th Percentile

  CA Resident Out of State International Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.34 4.62 4.25 4.39
Unweighted GPA 3.91 3.98 3.97 3.94
ACT Composite 33 34 34 33
SAT Composite 1420 1500 1500 1460
Honors Courses (domestic only) 20 32 n/a 23

Admits

25th percentile

  CA Resident Out of State International Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.36 4.46 4.00 4.34
Unweighted GPA 3.91 3.93 3.93 3.92
ACT Composite 29 33 33 30
SAT Composite 1300 1440 1480 1370
Honors Courses (domestic only) 18 23 n/a 19

75th Percentile

  CA Resident Out of State International Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.63 4.86 4.4 4.68
Unweighted GPA 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 35 35 35 35
SAT Composite 1530 1550 1550 1540
Honors Courses (domestic only) 26 36 n/a 29

Enrolled

25th percentile

  CA Resident Out of State International Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.30 4.35 4.00 4.27
Unweighted GPA 3.87 3.88 3.92 3.88
ACT Composite 26 31 32 27
SAT Composite 1250 1390 1450 1280
Honors Courses (domestic only) 17 20 n/a 17

75th Percentile

  CA Resident Out of State International Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.60 4.80 4.42 4.62
Unweighted GPA 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 34 34 35 34
SAT Composite 1500 1520 1530 1510
Honors Courses (domestic only) 26 34 n/a 26

Academic Distributions for Weighted GPA, Unweighted GPA and Honors

All Applicants (Domestic and International)

  % of All Applicants Admit Rate % of All Admits Enroll Rate % of All Enrolled
Total 100% 12% 100% 43% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
4.39 & Above 24% 36% 70% 39% 63%
3.80 - 4.38 48% 7% 27% 52% 32%
Below 3.80 28% 2% 4% 60% 5%
Unweighted GPA
3.94 & Above 24% 36% 70% 38% 61%
3.50 - 3.93 48% 7% 27% 55% 34%
Below 3.50 29% 2% 4% 62% 5%

Domestic Applicants Only

  % of All Applicants Admit Rate % of All Admits Enroll Rate % of All Enrolled
Total 100% 13% 100% 44% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
4.39 & Above 27% 37% 75% 39% 66%
3.80 - 4.38 48% 6% 23% 58% 30%
Below 3.80 25% 1% 2% 72% 4%
Unweighted GPA
3.94 & Above 24% 39% 70% 39% 61%
3.50 - 3.93 50% 7% 28% 56% 35%
Below 3.50 27% 1% 3% 72% 4%
Honors Courses
22  & Above 31% 27% 64% 37% 53%
11 - 21 45% 9% 31% 56% 39%
Below 11 24% 3% 5% 67% 8%

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