University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

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UCLA can be found in Los Angeles, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UCLA has nearly thirty nine thousand students enrolled per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1750 (25th percentile) - 2150 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 25 (25th percentile) - 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the UCLA average GPA (3.48 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of UCLA is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of those who applied applicants being admitted. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UCLA acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 24%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCLA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of California-Los Angeles was reported as 22.0% in Fall 2012 with over 72,700 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UCLA SAT Scores: 1750 - 2150
  • UCLA ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • UCLA Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into University of California-Los Angeles?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of California-Los Angeles has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of California-Los Angeles has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 22.8%
  • 2009-2010: 21.9%
  • 2010-2011: 25.5%
  • 2011-2012: 25.5%
  • 2012-2013: 22.0%
  • Projected UCLA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 23.6%

How Does UCLA Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for UCLA is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Southern California19.8%
California State University-Northridge46.2%
California State University-Los Angeles67.5%
California State University-Dominguez Hills57.5%
California State University-Long Beach30.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCLA (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 680
Math600 - 760
Writing590 - 710
Total Score1750 - 2150
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math25 - 33
Composite Score25 - 31
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