Prospective freshmen must meet certain criteria to be eligible for admission. International students must also demonstrate English proficiency and score well on UCI-accepted entrance examinations.
See yourself as an Anteater.
Find out what other UCI students have accomplished.
Use the following statistics as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UCI.
- High School GPA: 4.08
- ACT Composite Score: 28
- SAT Total: 1890
- SAT Verbal: 600
- SAT Math: 670
- SAT Writing: 620
Admit Rate, Overall
- 77,806 applicants
- 30,803 admits
- 39.6% admission rate
- 66.5% of all admits are California residents
If you’re like most applicants to UCI, you excelled in high school or your current higher education institution. Congratulations on your success!
But there’s more to a UCI student than a great academic record. At UCI, we also value uniqueness. So whether or not you have the highest GPA or college entrance exam scores, we want to know what distinguishes you from everyone else.