When it comes to admissions and current UC acceptance rate trends, students and parents often ask themselves, “Does it matter what high school I go to?” If you are among the many wondering about UC Acceptance By High School, now you can lookup exactly how many students from your California high school applied and were admitted to each of the University of California campuses. You can also see the average GPA of admitted students from your school. Does it matter what high school you go to? Short answer is YES! Because you will be measured against your peers.
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My data is from the UC however schools with fewer than five applicants are not shown. Admits and enrollees fewer than 3 are not shown.
Counts by ethnicity may be masked to protect student privacy.
The UC is very concerned about student privacy. What information regarding African Americans attending the UC would you wish to see? I’m very interested in your thoughts on this topic. I hope your daughter is enjoying her time at Berkeley, as a Cal Alum that must make you especially happy to see her there.
Yes, this was/is necessary. The state had cut back a substantial amount of funding and the tuition rates were about to be raised if the University could not find an alternative replacement for the lost state financial support.
Great questions. The 4.5 GPA average would be what the UC calls a weighted GPA. AP courses, IB, community college and some UC approved high school honors courses are considered of greater value and an A would be equal to a 5, B = 4, C = 3… compared to college prep high school courses where an A=4.0.
The UC will recalculate every applicants GPA using this method. They will only factor “a-g” coursework into the final UC GPA. I hope this is helpful.
my son take 8 AP classes + Honor classes in just Sophomore/Junior.
How the GPA calculate ?
I also on the other pdf file, the Engineering school average is 4.5 GPA, how can that be so high
UC schools have been accepting more nonresident students who pay higher tuition as a way of dealing with budget cuts.
Your data is inaccurate. My African American Daughter Fall 2015 was admitted and enrolled to UC Berkeley from San Diego High International Studies for the graduating class 2019. Your report shows no African Americans were admitted or enrolled from San Diego High School in 2015 and its simply false. As an alum of UC Berkeley, I continuedto be disappointed with information regarding African Americans from the university.
When it comes to admissions and current UC acceptance rate trends, students and parents often ask themselves, “Does it matter what high school I go to?”
Thanks for helping out, wonderful info .
I did my sophomore year of high school in India, however, I have done my junior and senior year in California. I was wondering if UC will calculate my GPA including my sophomore year grades. I have no honors classes in my sophomore year because Indian curriculum has no such thing considered as “honors or AP” in high school career. If UC consider my sophomore year grades, my GPA will lower down from 4.22 to 3.5. Moreover, the grading scale in my Indian school was 0-100. Do you think UC will consider my sophomore year grades? In my opinion, this would be slightly unfair, because students competing with me in admission process might have taken bunch of honors classes, whereas I have none, and it could harm my GPA. 🙁
These are the UC calculated, weighted GPAs. That’s why so many of the GPAs listed are above a 4.0. The UC uses only Sophomore & Junior year to calculate these.
The GPAs listed, are they “UC Weighted GPA”, or are they just “Weighted GPA”? Are they for all four years of high school, or just Sophomore/Junior years?