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UCLA Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of California Los Angeles

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
14.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of California Los Angeles
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into UCLA and can I get accepted? The school has a 14% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,602 out of 108,870 applicants were admitted making UCLA a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. University of California Los Angeles typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by University of California Los Angeles.

UCLA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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UCLA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

UCLA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of California Los Angeles?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UCLA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of California Los Angeles was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in California for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as UCLA is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of California Los Angeles students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 47.3% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 42.2% Reach
3.50 to 3.74 7.2% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 2.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 0.8% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.3% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of California Los Angeles admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 58,932 49,938 108,870
Accepted 8,900 6,702 15,602
Acceptance Rate 15% 13% 14%
Enrolled 3,858 2,528 6,386
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 38% 41%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of California Los Angeles is $70.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of California Los Angeles and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of California Los Angeles Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of California Los Angeles
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does University of California Los Angeles prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to UCLA. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of California Los Angeles?

14% of those who apply are granted admission to UCLA. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.