|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into UC Davis and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 30,358 out of 78,093 applicants were admitted making UC Davis a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. University of California Davis typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of California Davis is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1410|
|Average SAT Score||1290|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Davis?
University of California Davis typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1410 and Above||Good||>52%|
|1290 to 1410||Avg +||39%-52%|
|1170 to 1290||Avg -||27%-39%|
|1050 to 1170||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 1050||Low||<18%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UC Davis?
Admission data indicates that UC Davis regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Davis.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>52%|
|28 to 32||Avg +||39%-52%|
|24 to 28||Avg -||27%-39%|
|20 to 24||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 20||Low||<18%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of California Davis?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UC Davis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Davis was 3.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UC Davis will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||2%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||N/A%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||18%||20%|
Applicants have 67 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Nov 30, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of California Davis is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to University of California Davis and what student information is used for 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||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110644 IPEDS survey data for University of California Davis.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to UC Davis. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
39% of those who apply are granted admission to UC Davis. Admission competition is high and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1410. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 32. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.