University of California Irvine is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted University of California Irvine freshman is 1330 out of 1600. UCI students have the 124th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1330 is in the 90th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1230 to 1430. The 75th percentile score is 1430 while the 25th percentile score is 1230.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UCI but we estimate it to be around a 1130 total composite SAT score.
The average score for UCI students on the math portion of the SAT is 690 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 630 and the 75th percentile score 750.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 600 to 680 and the average score for University of California Irvine students is 640.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of California Irvine based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 28.8%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.75.
An SAT score of 1430 or higher is very competitive at UCI and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 44% or higher but admission is competitive.
Scores between 1330 to 1420 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 29% to 42%.
SAT scores between 1230 to 1320 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 18% to 28% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1130 to 1220 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 17% chance of admission to UCI. SAT scores below 1130 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110653 IPEDS survey data for University of California Irvine.