With an acceptance rate of less than 50%, the University of California at Davis is one of the more selective public universities in the country. On the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. As the data shows, the majority of students who got into UC Davis had at least a B+ average, an SAT score (CR+M+W) above 1500, and an ACT composite score of 21 or higher. Chances of admission improve as those numbers go up. It's important to note that hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph is a lot of red -- many students with high GPAs and competitive test scores still get rejected from UC Davis.
On the flip side, it's worth noting that a number of students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. Like all of the University of California schools, UC Davis has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. Students who show some kind of special talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't up to the ideal. Strong essays and interesting extracurricular activities are an important part of a successful application.
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