Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2020

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 2020. 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 67,887 23,132 17,858 108,877
   % of Total Applicants 62% 21% 16% 100%
   Admits 9,207 4,766 1,671 15,644
   Admit Rate 14% 21% 9% 14%

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 3.78 4.03 3.84 3.84 4.36 4.60 4.30 4.40
Unweighted GPA 3.46 3.63 3.62 3.52 3.92 4.00 3.98 3.95
ACT Composite 24 29 29 26 33 34 34 34
SAT Composite 1120 1300 1370 1190 1420 1510 1500 1460
Honors Courses (domestic only) 10 14 n/a 11 21 30 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 4.37 4.41 4.00 4.36 4.63 4.83 4.54 4.68
Unweighted GPA 3.91 3.93 3.93 3.92 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00
ACT Composite 29 33 33 31 35 35 35 35
SAT Composite 1300 1440 1480 1370 1530 1550 1550 1540
Honors Courses (domestic only) 18 20 n/a 19 26 36 n/a 29

Academic Distributions for Weighted GPA, Unweighted GPA, and Honors

   All Applicants (Domestic and International)

  % of All
Applicants
Admit Rate % of All
Admits
Total 100% 14% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.41 & above 24% 40% 66%
     3.83 – 4.40 49% 8% 28%
     below 3.83 27% 3% 6%
Unweighted GPA
     3.95 & above 25% 39% 68%
     3.50 – 3.94 49% 8% 27%
     below 3.50 26% 3% 6%

 

   Domestic Applicants Only

  % of All
Applicants
Admit Rate % of All
Admits
Total 100% 15% 100%
Fully Weighted GPA
     4.41 & above 26% 42% 71%
     3.83 – 4.40 49% 8% 26%
     below 3.83 25% 2% 3%
Unweighted GPA
     3.95 & above 25% 42% 69%
     3.50 – 3.94 50% 8% 28%
     below 3.50 25% 2% 3%
Honors Courses
     23 & above 26% 33% 55%
     11 – 22 46% 11% 32%
     below 11 29% 7% 13%