If you want to apply to UCLA, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the fee for the application costs $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from UCLA by March 31.
University of California, Los Angeles does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
UCLA is avery difficult school to get into. UCLA evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, UCLA **accepted 14% of students, around 15,352 of the 107,356 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like UCLA, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, UCLA waitlisted 14,470 students. Of those, 9254 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to UCLA must submit the following items. Double check with UCLA's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UCLA have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of California, Los Angeles, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||42.2%|
|3.50 and 3.74||7.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||2.1%|
|3.00 and 3.24||0.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.3%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.1%|
|UCLA does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
UCLA 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.
In 2021, 79.7% of UCLA's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UCLA applicants, you should strive to earn between 1290 and 1510 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UCLA 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1510 and 25% of scored lower than 1290, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UCLA student is 1400.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UCLA students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UCLA students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.
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To be most competitive at UCLA, you should strive to earn between 29 and 34 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UCLA's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.
A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UCLA students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to UCLA.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Applicants should hear back by April 30.
Transfer students can enroll in UCLA during the following terms: Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UCLA?
Students who are admitted to UCLA must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does UCLA accept transfer credits?
UCLA accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does UCLA accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
UCLA accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UCLA?
UCLA. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into UCLA? UCLA is a very selective institution. The UCLA acceptance rate is 14%. This means that the institution accepts 14 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCLA is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCLA is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to UCLA is 31. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into UCLA. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1510 and Above
1290 to 1510
1290 and Less
The median SAT score for UCLA students is 1400. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UCLA, while applicants with SAT scores between 1290 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1290 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UCLA.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UCLA, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.9. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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