Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2015

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 2015. 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 57,756 18,645 16,327 92,728
   Admits 9,358 4,323 2,335 16,016
   Enrolled 4,083 954 643 5,680
   Admit Rate 16% 23% 14% 17%
   Enroll Rate 44% 22% 28% 35%
   % of Total Applicants 62% 20% 18% 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 3.63 3.85 3.64 3.68 4.29 4.45 4.09 4.30
Unweighted GPA 3.35 3.46 3.47 3.38 3.87 3.92 3.93 3.90
ACT Composite 23 27 27 25 31 33 32 32
SAT Composite 1550 1790 1850 1640 2020 2130 2140 2070
Honors Courses (domestic only) 10 12 n/a 10 20 29 n/a 21

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 4.30 4.30 4.00 4.26 4.58 4.73 4.40 4.60
Unweighted GPA 3.86 3.85 3.86 3.86 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 27 31 31 29 34 34 34 34
SAT Composite 1820 2020 2100 1930 2240 2260 2260 2250
Honors Courses (domestic only) 16 18 n/a 17 24 34 n/a 26

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 4.21 4.23 4.00 4.17 4.53 4.69 4.32 4.54
Unweighted GPA 3.80 3.76 3.83 3.80 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 25 29 30 26 33 33 33 33
SAT Composite 1700 1930 2050 1770 2130 2180 2220 2160
Honors Courses (domestic only) 15 18 n/a 15 23 32 n/a 24

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% 17% 100% 35% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.30 & above 24% 49% 67% 32% 60%
     3.70 – 4.29 46% 9% 25% 44% 31%
     below 3.7 30% 4% 8% 41% 9%
Unweighted GPA
     3.90 & above 24% 47% 66% 31% 57%
     3.40 – 3.89 46% 10% 26% 46% 34%
     below 3.4 30% 4% 8% 42% 9%

 

   Domestic Applicants Only

  % of All
Applicants
Admit Rate % of All
Admits
Enroll Rate % of All
Enrolled
Total 100% 18% 100% 37% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.30 & above 27% 49% 75% 32% 65%
     3.70 – 4.29 46% 8% 22% 49% 29%
     below 3.7 27% 3% 4% 61% 6%
Unweighted GPA
     3.90 & above 25% 50% 69% 31% 59%
     3.40 – 3.89 48% 10% 27% 48% 35%
     below 3.4 27% 2% 4% 61% 6%
Honors Courses
     21 & above 27% 37% 56% 29% 44%
     10 – 20 51% 14% 38% 45% 47%
     below 10 23% 5% 6% 53% 8%