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 forty thousand students enrolled per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1300 (25th percentile) - 1530 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 29 (25th percentile) - 35 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the UCLA average GPA (3.68 - 4) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of UCLA is considered highly competitive, with only 10 percent of those who applied applicants being admitted. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UCLA acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 13%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UCLA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of California-Los Angeles was reported as 12.3% in Fall 2020 with over 111,300 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 ACT Scores: 29 - 35
  • UCLA Average GPA: 3.68 - 4

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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of California-Los Angeles has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 18.0%
  • 2017-2018: 16.1%
  • 2018-2019: 14.0%
  • 2019-2020: 12.3%
  • Projected UCLA Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 13.2%

How Does UCLA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UCLA is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Southern California11.4%
California State University-Northridge59.3%
California State University-Los Angeles47.8%
California State University-Dominguez Hills77.0%
California State University-Long Beach39.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UCLA (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading650 - 740
Math650 - 790
Total Score1300 - 1530
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 35
Math27 - 34
Composite Score29 - 35
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