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A Comparison of ACT Scores for the University of California Campuses

A Chart of the Middle 50% Scores - Composite, Math and English

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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 ACT scores for enrolled students at the 10 University of California schools.

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

Click on a university's name for more admission, cost, and financial aid information.

For more ACT score comparisons, check out these ACT links (or SAT links):

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

University of California ACT Scores
(what do these numbers mean?)
Composite English Math
Campus 25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Berkeley 27 33 27 34 27 34
Davis 23 30 22 30 24 31
Irvine 21 27 21 28 23 29
Los Angeles 25 31 25 32 26 33
Merced 18 24 16 23 18 25
Riverside 19 25 18 24 19 26
San Diego 23 30 22 30 25 32
San Francisco Graduate Study Only
Santa Barbara 24 30 23 30 24 30
Santa Cruz 21 27 21 27 22 27
View the SAT version of this table
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