Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2019

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 2019. 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 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% 8% 12%
   Enroll Rate 53% 25% 35% 43%
   % of Total Applicants 63% 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 3.75 4.00 3.79 3.80 4.34 4.62 4.25 4.39
Unweighted GPA 3.44 3.60 3.59 3.50 3.91 3.98 3.97 3.94
ACT Composite 23 29 29 25 33 34 34 33
SAT Composite 1120 1300 1370 1190 1420 1500 1500 1460
Honors Courses (domestic only) 10 16 n/a 11 20 32 n/a 23

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 4.36 4.46 4.00 4.34 4.63 4.86 4.46 4.68
Unweighted GPA 3.91 3.93 3.95 3.92 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 28 33 33 30 35 35 35 35
SAT Composite 1300 1440 1480 1370 1530 1550 1550 1540
Honors Courses (domestic only) 18 23 n/a 19 26 37 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 4.30 4.35 4.00 4.27 4.60 4.80 4.42 4.62
Unweighted GPA 3.87 3.88 3.92 3.88 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 26 31 32 27 34 34 35 34
SAT Composite 1250 1390 1450 1280 1500 1520 1530 1510
Honors Courses (domestic only) 17 20 n/a 17 25 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%