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Colleges / University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate11%
Acceptance Rate11%

UCLA Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UCLA, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the application fee costs $70.

Students who submit their applications to UCLA for fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 31.

UCLA Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UCLA's admissions stats.

UCLA 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

University of California, Los Angeles Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of California, Los Angeles.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes November 30 March 31

Applying Early to UCLA?

University of California, Los Angeles may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with UCLA directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of California, Los Angeles Admissions

Is UCLA Difficult To Get Into?

UCLA is a very difficult school to get into.

In 2021, UCLA accepted 11% of students, around 14,663 of the 136,162 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.

Transferring to University of California, Los Angeles

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UCLA

UCLA has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UCLA Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UCLA

Wondering what factors are considered by UCLA during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Geographical Residence Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with UCLA for more information on admission factors.

UCLA 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to UCLA, all applicants 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)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UCLA?

Students admitted to UCLA have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

UCLA does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

UCLA is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to University of California, Los Angeles

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

UCLA Admissions FAQs

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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UCLA?

✅ UCLA is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is UCLA's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UCLA is 11%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UCLA?

🟨 UCLA may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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UCLA Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into UCLA? UCLA is a very selective institution. The UCLA acceptance rate is 11%. This means that the institution accepts 10 out of every 100 applicants.


UCLA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

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



Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UCLA, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.92. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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