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Can I get into UCI? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 24,890 out of 66,515 applicants or 37% were admitted making UCI a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of California Irvine typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||23%||22%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Irvine and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that UCI regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimim ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of appliants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Irvine.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1005. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1235 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>60%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||47%-60%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||34%-47%|
|20 to 23||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 20||Low||<23%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>60%|
|1235 to 1350||Avg +||47%-60%|
|1120 to 1235||Avg -||34%-47%|
|1005 to 1120||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 1005||Low||<23%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of California Irvine. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Irvine was 3.92 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UCI will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||1%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.
What are the requirements for admission to University of California Irvine and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110653 IPEDS survey data for University of California Irvine.