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UCLA Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
17.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of California Los Angeles
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into UCLA? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,016 out of 92,690 applicants or 17% 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. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1270-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1510
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of California Los Angeles?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of California Los Angeles admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >26%
1390 to 1510 Avg + 17%-26%
1270 to 1390 Avg - 11%-17%
1150 to 1270 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1150 Low <7%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
28-33
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for University of California Los Angeles
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 33
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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. 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. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of California Los Angeles.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of California Los Angeles admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >28%
30 to 33 Avg + 17%-28%
28 to 30 Avg - 12%-17%
26 to 28 Reach 8%-12%
Less than 26 Low <8%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of California Los Angeles has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

University of California Los Angeles admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 49,354 43,336 92,690
Accepted 8,876 7,140 16,016
Acceptance Rate 18% 16% 17%
Enrolled 3,299 2,380 5,679
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 33% 35%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of California Los Angeles and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of California Los Angeles Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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.



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