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UC Irvine - GPA and Test Scores for Admission

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UC Irvine - GPA and Test Scores for Admission
UC Irvine - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

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UC Irvine accepts less than half of applicants, making one of the country's more selective public universities. In the scattergram above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. As you can see, most students who got in to Irvine had GPAs of 3.5 or higher, SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1600 or higher, and ACT scores of 23 or higher. In the middle of the graph a lot of red is hidden beneath the blue and green, so it's important to realize that many students with grades and test scores on target for UC Irvine still get rejected. This could be due to many factors including an unimpressive high school curriculum or lack of depth in any extracurricular areas.

But don't despair if your grades and test scores are slightly below the norm. All of the University of California schools have 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 quite up to the ideal. You'll still have a shot if you've taken challenging courses, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities, and write strong essays.

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