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Can I get into UCLA? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,059 out of 86,537 applicants or 19% were admitted making UCLA a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. University of California Los Angeles typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||38%||33%||36%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Los Angeles 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 UCLA regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimim ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of appliants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Los Angeles.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1165. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1395 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 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|
|33 and Above||Good||>39%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||27%-39%|
|27 to 30||Avg -||18%-27%|
|24 to 27||Reach||11%-18%|
|Less than 24||Low||<11%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1510 and Above||Good||>39%|
|1395 to 1510||Avg +||27%-39%|
|1280 to 1395||Avg -||18%-27%|
|1165 to 1280||Reach||11%-18%|
|Less than 1165||Low||<11%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of California Los Angeles. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Los Angeles was 4.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as UCLA is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||4%||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 Los Angeles and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||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=110662 IPEDS survey data for University of California Los Angeles.