Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2017

When we review our freshman applicants, we look at a wide variety of factors, some more easily quantifiable than others. Below are the primary academic factors we considered when we reviewed our freshman applicants for Fall Quarter 2017. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

Overview by Residency

  California
Residents
Out of State International Total
   Applicants 63,523 21,004 17,715 102,242
   Admits 9,288 4,873 2,295 16,456
   Enrolled 4,359 1,021 657 6,037
   Admit Rate 15% 23% 13% 16%
   Enroll Rate 47% 21% 29% 37%
   % of Total Applicants 62% 21% 17% 100%

Academic Statistics

Notes:

  • 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.

Quartiles – Applicants

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

CA
Resident
Out of
State
Inter-
national
Total CA
Resident
Out of
State
Inter-
national
Total
Fully Weighted GPA 3.67 3.95 3.69 3.72 4.30 4.57 4.11 4.34
Unweighted GPA 3.37 3.52 3.53 3.42 3.89 3.95 3.95 3.91
ACT Composite 24 28 28 25 32 33 33 32
SAT Composite n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honors Courses (domestic only) 10 14 n/a 10 20 32 n/a 22

Quartiles – Admits

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

CA
Resident
Out of
State
Inter-
national
Total CA
Resident
Out of
State
Inter-
national
Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.33 4.40 4.00 4.29 4.60 4.80 4.41 4.64
Unweighted GPA 3.88 3.88 3.88 3.88 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 28 32 32 30 34 34 34 34
SAT Composite n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honors Courses (domestic only) 17 22 n/a 18 25 36 n/a 28

Quartiles – Enrolled

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

CA
Resident
Out of
State
Inter-
national
Total CA
Resident
Out of
State
Inter-
national
Total
Fully Weighted GPA 4.23 4.29 3.96 4.20 4.55 4.74 4.37 4.57
Unweighted GPA 3.81 3.81 3.83 3.81 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 26 31 31 27 33 34 34 33
SAT Composite n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Honors Courses (domestic only) 16 20 n/a  16 24 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% 16% 100% 37% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.30 & above 24% 45% 68% 32% 60%
     3.72 – 4.33 48% 9% 26% 46% 33%
     below 3.72 28% 3% 6% 47% 8%
Unweighted GPA
     3.91 & above 25% 44% 67% 31% 57%
     3.42 – 3.90 47% 9% 27% 49% 36%
     below 3.42 28% 3% 6% 48% 8%

 

   Domestic Applicants Only

  % of All
Applicants
Admit Rate % of All
Admits
Enroll Rate % of All
Enrolled
Total 100% 17% 100% 38% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.34 & above 27% 46% 74% 33% 64%
     3.72 – 4.33 48% 8% 23% 52% 31%
     below 3.72 25% 2% 3% 63% 5%
Unweighted GPA
     3.91 & above 24% 47% 69% 32% 58%
     3.42 – 3.90 49% 9% 28% 51% 37%
     below 3.42 27% 2% 3% 63% 5%
Honors Courses
     21 & above 28% 35% 59% 30% 46%
     10 – 20 51% 12% 36% 49% 46%
     below 10 21% 4% 5% 57% 8%