Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2014

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 2014. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

  California
residents
out-of- state international
withdrawn*
total
applicants 55,311 15,190 14,185 1,868 86,554
admits 9,370 4,184 2,505 - 16,059
enrolled 4,144 925 696 - 5,765
admit rate 16.94% 27.54% 17.66% - 18.55%
enroll rate 44.23% 22.11% 27.78% - 35.90%
% of total
applicants
63.90% 17.55% 16.39% 2.16% 100.00%

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration. This is usually done when an applicant accepts an early decision offer at another institution.

 

Academic Statistics

10th - 11th Grade GPAs


Fully weighted GPA

This 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.

GPA # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
4.0 & above 41,479 52.21% 13,851 33.39% 91.58% 4,861 35.09% 87.30%
3.70 - 3.99 16,437 20.69% 930 5.66% 6.15% 466 50.11% 8.37%
3.30 - 3.69 13,581 17.09% 278 2.05% 1.84% 185 66.55% 3.32%
3.00 - 3.29 5,072 6.38% 48 0.95% 0.32% 42 87.50% 0.75%
below 3.00 2,883 3.63% 17 0.59% 0.11% 14 82.35% 0.25%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.94 4.39 4.31


Unweighted GPA

This GPA does not include any extra grade points for honors courses. The maximum value possible is 4.00.

GPA # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
4.0 9,984 12.57% 6,129 61.39% 40.52% 1,811 29.55% 32.53%
3.70 - 3.99 27,461 34.56% 7,446 27.11% 49.23% 2,867 38.50% 51.49%
3.30 - 3.69 25,860 32.55% 1,356 5.24% 8.97% 741 54.65% 13.31%
3.00 - 3.29 10,262 12.92% 152 1.48% 1.00% 113 74.34% 2.03%
below 3.00 5,885 7.41% 41 0.70% 0.27% 36 87.80% 0.65%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.58 3.89 3.85

Standardized Test Scores


SAT Reasoning Test - Critical Reading section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 11,680 16.65% 6,051 51.81% 44.19% 1,404 23.20% 27.83%
600 - 690 24,088 34.34% 5,137 21.33% 37.52% 2,086 40.61% 41.36%
500 - 590 21,281 30.34% 1,993 9.37% 14.56% 1,175 58.96% 23.29%
400 - 490 10,554 15.05% 495 4.69% 3.62% 364 73.54% 7.22%
below 400 2,536 3.62% 16 0.63% 0.12% 15 93.75% 0.30%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  520 670 620 740 570 710


SAT Reasoning Test - Math section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 24,997 35.64% 8,398 33.60% 61.33% 2,296 27.34% 45.52%
600 - 690 21,880 31.20% 3,517 16.07% 25.69% 1,578 44.87% 31.28%
500 - 590 14,529 20.71% 1,410 9.70% 10.30% 888 62.98% 17.60%
400 - 490 7,072 10.08% 358 5.06% 2.61% 275 76.82% 5.45%
below 400 1,661 2.37% 9 0.54% 0.07% 7 77.78% 0.14%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  560 730 650 770 600 750


SAT Reasoning Test - Writing section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 15,465 22.05% 7,278 47.06% 53.16% 1,873 25.74% 37.13%
600 - 690 24,425 34.82% 4,375 17.91% 31.95% 1,872 42.79% 37.11%
500 - 590 18,632 26.56% 1,605 8.61% 11.72% 968 60.31% 19.19%
400 - 490 9,613 13.71% 424 4.41% 3.10% 322 75.94% 6.38%
below 400 2,004 2.86% 10 0.50% 0.07% 9 90.00% 0.18%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  530 690 640 760 590 730


SAT Reasoning Test - Composite

The composite score of the SAT Reasoning test is the sum of the three sections above.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
2,100 - 2,400 14,458 20.61% 7,502 51.89% 54.80% 1,829 24.38% 36.26%
1,800 - 2,090 27,357 39.01% 4,283 15.66% 31.28% 1,924 44.92% 38.14%
1,500 - 1,790 18,343 26.15% 1,550 8.45% 11.32% 1,016 65.55% 20.14%
1,200 - 1,490 8,464 12.07% 352 4.16% 2.57% 272 77.27% 5.39%
below 1,200 1,514 2.16% 4 0.26% 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  1,640 2,060 1,940 2,240 1,790 2,150

 

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject tests are no longer required for admission, but if taken, we will use them in our review if they are to the student's benefit.

 

ACT Assessment - English section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 13,826 42.27% 4,735 34.25% 69.92% 1,434 30.29% 54.98%
26 - 29 6,744 20.62% 1,015 15.05% 14.99% 513 50.54% 19.67%
22 - 25 6,362 19.45% 687 10.80% 10.14% 433 63.03% 16.60%
18 - 21 3,502 10.71% 279 7.97% 4.12% 191 68.46% 7.32%
below 18 2,276 6.96% 56 2.46% 0.83% 37 66.07% 1.42%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  23 33 28 34 25 34


ACT Assessment - Math section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 12,633 38.62% 4,203 33.27% 62.06% 1,289 30.67% 49.42%
26 - 29 9,825 30.04% 1,605 16.34% 23.70% 709 44.17% 27.19%
22 - 25 6,070 18.56% 739 12.17% 10.91% 449 60.76% 17.22%
18 - 21 2,545 7.78% 177 6.95% 2.61% 129 72.88% 4.95%
below 18 1,637 5.00% 48 2.93% 0.71% 32 66.67% 1.23%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  25 32 28 34 26 33


ACT Assessment - Reading section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 14,377 43.95% 4,622 32.15% 68.25% 1,422 30.77% 54.52%
26 - 29 6,310 19.29% 1,092 17.31% 16.13% 527 48.26% 20.21%
22 - 25 5,607 17.14% 651 11.61% 9.61% 400 61.44% 15.34%
18 - 21 4,243 12.97% 341 8.04% 5.04% 214 62.76% 8.21%
below 18 2,173 6.64% 66 3.04% 0.97% 45 68.18% 1.73%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  23 32 28 34 25 33


ACT Assessment - Science Reasoning section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 10,372 31.71% 3,768 36.33% 55.64% 1,069 28.37% 40.99%
26 - 29 7,614 23.28% 1,456 19.12% 21.50% 619 42.51% 23.73%
22 - 25 9,075 27.74% 1,125 12.40% 16.61% 629 55.91% 24.12%
18 - 21 4,005 12.24% 344 8.59% 5.08% 238 69.19% 9.13%
below 18 1,644 5.03% 79 4.81% 1.17% 53 67.09% 2.03%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  23 31 26 34 24 32


ACT Assessment - Composite

The composite score of the ACT Assessment is the average of the four sections above.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 12,856 39.30% 4,634 36.05% 68.43% 1,370 29.56% 52.53%
26 - 29 8,999 27.51% 1,236 13.73% 18.25% 641 51.86% 24.58%
22 - 25 6,149 18.80% 646 10.51% 9.54% 412 63.78% 15.80%
18 - 21 3,326 10.17% 234 7.04% 3.46% 172 73.50% 6.59%
below 18 1,380 4.22% 22 1.59% 0.32% 13 59.09% 0.50%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  24 31 28 34 26 32


ACT Assessment - Combined English/Writing score

The combined English/writing score is NOT included in the the ACT Composite (shown above).

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 9,807 29.98% 3,905 39.82% 57.66% 1,104 28.27% 42.33%
26 - 29 9,171 28.04% 1,678 18.30% 24.78% 745 44.40% 28.57%
22 - 25 7,693 23.52% 843 10.96% 12.45% 527 62.51% 20.21%
18 - 21 4,212 12.88% 302 7.17% 4.46% 205 67.88% 7.86%
below 18 1,827 5.59% 44 2.41% 0.65% 27 61.36% 1.04%
score
percentiles
applicants admits enrolled
25th 75th 25th 75th 25th 75th
  23 30 27 32 25 31

 

High School Course Work


Honors Level Semesters- Grades 10-12

UC-approved honors courses can include AP, IB, school-based honors, and transferable college courses.

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 19 23,832 30.00% 8,965 37.62% 59.28% 2,696 30.07% 48.42%
16 - 19 13,824 17.40% 2,729 19.74% 18.04% 1,191 43.64% 21.39%
12 - 15 14,373 18.09% 1,593 11.08% 10.53% 812 50.97% 14.58%
8 - 11 11,486 14.46% 720 6.27% 4.76% 376 52.22% 6.75%
below 8 15,937 20.06% 1,117 7.01% 7.39% 493 44.14% 8.85%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  15 21 19


Overall College Preparatory Semesters

We also refer to these as the "a-g" subjects, which include: history, English, math, laboratory science, non-English language, visual/performing arts, and academic electives. With the exception of math and non-English language, these are taken from grades 9-12. Math/non-English Language can be taken as early as the 7th grade.

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 47 46,820 58.93% 11,099 23.71% 73.39% 3,434 30.94% 61.67%
44 - 47 17,134 21.57% 2,540 14.82% 16.79% 1,288 50.71% 23.13%
40 - 43 11,049 13.91% 1,171 10.60% 7.74% 668 57.05% 12.00%
36 - 39 3,504 4.41% 239 6.82% 1.58% 142 59.41% 2.55%
below 36 945 1.19% 75 7.94% 0.50% 36 48.00% 0.65%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  52 55 53


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 12 20,566 25.88% 5,033 24.47% 33.28% 1,441 28.63% 25.88%
10 - 12 46,765 58.86% 8,650 18.50% 57.19% 3,418 39.51% 61.39%
8 - 9 9,439 11.88% 1,199 12.70% 7.93% 592 49.37% 10.63%
6 - 7 1,969 2.48% 184 9.34% 1.22% 90 48.91% 1.62%
below 6 713 0.90% 58 8.13% 0.38% 27 46.55% 0.48%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12