Admitted Student Profile


Snapshot of the 2021 Admitted First-Year and Transfer Classes

First-Year Applicants: 107,957
First-Year Admits: 31,269
First-Year Admission Rate: 28.96%

Transfer Applicants: 25,848
Transfer Admits: 9,776
Transfer Admission Rate: 37.82%

GPA Averages


If you’re like most applicants to UCI, you excelled in high school or your current higher education institution. Congratulations on your success!

But there’s more to a UCI student than a great academic record. At UCI, we also value uniqueness. So whether or not you have the highest GPA, we want to know what distinguishes you from everyone else.

Use the following statistics as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chance for admission to UCI.

Weighted GPA

First-Year Median: 4.15
First-Year Middle 25% - 75%: 3.96-4.28

Unweighted GPA

First-Year Median: 3.91
First-Year Middle 25% - 75%: 3.75-4.00

Transfer GPA

Median GPA of CA Community College admits: 3.80

Learn more about UCI eligibility requirements


First-Year Applicants

Prospective first-years must meet certain criteria to be eligible for admission. International students must also demonstrate English proficiency and score well on UCI-accepted entrance examinations. Learn more about first year admissions criteria.

Transfer Applicants

Prospective transfer students must meet certain criteria as well as school-specific requirements set by their intended school of study. International students must also demonstrate English proficiency.