|Applicant Competition||Very High|
Can I get into UCLA? The school has a 18% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,473 out of 97,112 applicants were admitted making UCLA a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. University of California Los Angeles typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1510|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Los Angeles?
University of California Los Angeles typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1510 and Above||Good||>27%|
|1370 to 1510||Avg +||18%-27%|
|1230 to 1370||Avg -||11%-18%|
|1090 to 1230||Reach||7%-11%|
|Less than 1090||Low||<7%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UCLA?
Admission data indicates that UCLA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Los Angeles.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>29%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||18%-29%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||13%-18%|
|26 to 28||Reach||9%-13%|
|Less than 26||Low||<9%|
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 alone 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||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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||35%||37%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.
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|
|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.