First-Year Profile — Fall 2023

When we review first-year 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 first-year applicants for Fall Quarter 2023. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

First-Year Applications

First-Year Applications for Fall 2023 
Admit Rate9%

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.

Note: the evaluation of applicants takes into consideration the courses and educational opportunities available at their specific high school. Applicants will not be at any disadvantage in the application review process if their high school does not provide honors-level, AP, and/or IB courses.

GPA statistics for admitted first-year students
GPAMedianMiddle 25% - 75%
Weighted GPA4.574.37-4.74
Unweighted GPA4.003.95-4.00
Ethnicity or Race Statistics
% of entering class (domestic only) *
Ethnicity or Race First-Years
African American 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 39%
Hispanic/Latino 25%
White 24%
Unknown 4%

* 7% of the entering first-year class are international students


of first-years (domestic) are first-generation college students



of first-years (domestic) are from underrepresented backgrounds



of first-years receive financial aid



countries represented

Statistics About Admitted First-Year Students

Overview by School Type
 Applicants% of ApplicantsAdmitsAdmit Rate
The College95,96766%10,42011%
Samueli School of Engineering35,41924%1,7474.9%
School of Theater, Film & Television3,8253%1233.2%
School of the Arts & Architecture3,7393%1804.8%
Herb Alpert School of Music1,0541%21921%
School of Nursing5,9064%480.8%

Click on the name of the college/school above to see these figures by major.

First-Year Applicants From Past Years

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