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A Comparison of SAT Scores for the University of California Campuses

A Chart of the Middle 50% Scores for Math, Reading Comprehenstion and Writing

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The University of California system includes some of the best public universities in the country. Admissions criteria vary widely, and the chart below presents the middle 50% of SAT scores for enrolled students at the 10 University of California schools.

Realize that SAT scores are just one part of the application, and a strong high school record carries even more weight.

To see a full profile of each college, click on the names in the chart below. You can also check out these other SAT charts (or ACT charts):

SAT Comparison Charts: the Ivy League | top universities (non-Ivy) | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | more SAT charts

Data from National Center for Educational Statistics

University of California SAT Scores
(what do these numbers mean?)
Reading Math Writing
Campus 25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Berkeley 600 720 650 770 620 740
Davis 520 640 570 690 530 660
Irvine 490 610 540 680 500 630
Los Angeles 560 690 610 740 590 710
Merced 440 550 460 580 440 550
Riverside 460 580 490 630 470 580
San Diego 520 650 590 710 550 670
San Francisco Graduate Study Only
Santa Barbara 540 650 560 680 540 660
Santa Cruz 500 620 520 640 500 620
View the ACT version of this table
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