Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2016

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 2016. 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 58,931 20,805 17,385 97,121
   Admits 10,406 4,614 2,454 17,474
   Enrolled 4,870 937 739 6,546
   Admit Rate 18% 22% 14% 18%
   Enroll Rate 47% 20% 30% 37%
   % of Total Applicants 61% 21% 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 3.64 3.92 3.67 3.70 4.29 4.56 4.07 4.33
Unweighted GPA 3.35 3.50 3.52 3.40 3.88 3.93 3.96 3.91
ACT Composite 24 28 27 25 32 33 32 32
SAT Composite 1530 1810 1880 1630 2010 2150 2140 2080
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 4.29 4.38 4.00 4.25 4.58 4.80 4.36 4.62
Unweighted GPA 3.85 3.87 3.89 3.86 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 27 32 32 29 34 34 34 34
SAT Composite 1790 2060 2100 1900 2220 2270 2260 2250
Honors Courses (domestic only) 16 22 n/a 18 24 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 4.20 4.28 3.97 4.16 4.53 4.72 4.29 4.54
Unweighted GPA 3.80 3.78 3.86 3.80 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 25 30 31 26 33 34 33 33
SAT Composite 1670 1960 2030 1730 2110 2190 2220 2150
Honors Courses (domestic only) 15 20 n/a  16 23 34 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% 18% 100% 37% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.30 & above 27% 47% 69% 33% 61%
     3.70 – 4.29 46% 10% 27% 47% 34%
     below 3.7 27% 3% 4% 50% 6%
Unweighted GPA
     3.90 & above 27% 46% 68% 32% 58%
     3.40 – 3.89 47% 11% 28% 49% 37%
     below 3.4 27% 3% 4% 52% 6%

 

   Domestic Applicants Only

  % of All
Applicants
Admit Rate % of All
Admits
Enroll Rate % of All
Enrolled
Total 100% 19% 100% 39% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.30 & above 30% 48% 76% 33% 66%
     3.70 – 4.29 45% 9% 21% 54% 30%
     below 3.7 25% 2% 2% 66% 4%
Unweighted GPA
     3.90 & above 26% 50% 69% 33% 58%
     3.40 – 3.89 48% 11% 29% 51% 38%
     below 3.4 26% 2% 2% 69% 4%
Honors Courses
     21 & above 30% 36% 59% 30% 45%
     10 – 20 48% 14% 36% 50% 47%
     below 10 22% 4% 5% 58% 7%