It is very difficult to get into University of California, Irvine. Around 21% of applicants get into University of California, Irvine each year. Out of 119,199 applications received in 2023, 25,358 students were offered admission.
If you want to apply to University of California, Irvine, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 11/30 and the fee for the application is $70.
Students who apply to University of California, Irvine for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.
The following is an overiew of some of University of California, Irvine's admissions stats.
|University of California, Irvine 2023||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||98%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional|
These are the application deadlines for University of California, Irvine.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||–||–|
|Early Decision II||–||–||–|
|Regular Decision||Yes||11 30||March 31|
University of California, Irvine does not offer early decision or early action.
For more information on transferring to University of California, Irvine, contact the school directly.
University of California, Irvine has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
What does University of California, Irvine consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Very Important|
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
Make sure to check with University of California, Irvine for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of California, Irvine, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of California, Irvine's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record||–||–||–||–|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||–||–||–|
|Transcript of High School Record||√||–||–||–|
University of California, Irvine has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. At University of California, Irvine 98% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school and 100% were in the top 50%.
At University of California, Irvine, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||–|
|3.50 and 3.74||–|
|3.25 and 3.49||–|
|3.00 and 3.24||–|
|2.50 and 2.9||–|
|2.00 and 2.49||–|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of California, Irvine directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of California, Irvine does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Transfer students can enroll in University of California, Irvine during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of California, Irvine?
❌ Students who are admitted to University of California, Irvine must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does University of California, Irvine accept transfer credits?
✅ University of California, Irvine accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does University of California, Irvine accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of California, Irvine accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of California, Irvine?
✅ University of California, Irvine is not test optional.
What is University of California, Irvine's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of California, Irvine is 21%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of California, Irvine?
❌ University of California, Irvine does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into UC Irvine? UC Irvine is a very selective institution. The UC Irvine acceptance rate is 21%. This means that the institution accepts 21 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UC Irvine is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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