Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2018

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 2018. 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 71,569 22,822 19,370 113,761
   Admits 8,725 5,035 2,210 15,970
   Enrolled 4,365 1,224 651 6,240
   Admit Rate 12% 22% 11% 14%
   Enroll Rate 50% 24% 29% 39%
   % of Total Applicants 63% 20% 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 3.70 4.00 3.75 3.76 4.31 4.60 4.18 4.36
Unweighted GPA 3.40 3.56 3.56 3.45 3.90 3.96 3.96 3.92
ACT Composite 23 29 29 25 32 34 33 33
SAT Composite 1120 1280 1360 1180 1410 1490 1490 1450
Honors Courses (domestic only) 10 15 n/a 11 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 4.34 4.42 4.00 4.31 4.62 4.83 4.42 4.66
Unweighted GPA 3.90 3.91 3.89 3.90 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 29 32 33 31 35 35 35 35
SAT Composite 1290 1440 1470 1370 1530 1540 1540 1540
Honors Courses (domestic only) 18 22 n/a 19 26 36 n/a 30

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 4.28 4.33 3.95 4.23 4.58 4.76 4.36 4.60
Unweighted GPA 3.86 3.83 3.85 3.85 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 27 31 32 28 34 34 34 34
SAT Composite 1230 1390 1460 1280 1490 1520 1530 1510
Honors Courses (domestic only) 16 21 n/a 17 24 35 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% 14% 100% 39% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.36 & above 24% 40% 69% 35% 63%
     3.76 – 4.35 47% 8% 26% 49% 32%
     below 3.76 29% 3% 5% 39% 5%
Unweighted GPA
     3.92 & above 25% 39% 70% 35% 62%
     3.45 – 3.92 47% 8% 26% 51% 34%
     below 3.45 28% 2% 5% 36% 4%

 

   Domestic Applicants Only

  % of All
Applicants
Admit Rate % of All
Admits
Enroll Rate % of All
Enrolled
Total 100% 15% 100% 41% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.36 & above 27% 40% 76% 36% 67%
     3.76 – 4.35 47% 7% 21% 54% 28%
     below 3.76 25% 2% 3% 62% 5%
Unweighted GPA
     3.92 & above 24% 42% 71% 35% 62%
     3.45 – 3.92 49% 8% 26% 53% 33%
     below 3.45 26% 2% 3% 60% 5%
Honors Courses
     22 & above 29% 31% 62% 33% 50%
     11 – 21 46% 10% 32% 52% 41%
     below 11 25% 3% 6% 60% 8%