2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 97,938 students have applied and 29,301 students have allowed to admit to University of California-Irvine (Acceptance rate: 29.92%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 19.68 % where 5,765 students have finally enrolled out of 29,301 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of California-Davis and University of Georgia, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 39.20%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 33.40%).

How to Apply to University of California-Irvine

Admissionadmissions.uci.edu/
Online Applicationadmission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Financial Aidwww.ofas.uci.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.ofas.uci.edu/content/Calculator.aspx
Veterans Tuitionveteran.uci.edu/
Athleticncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates
Disability Servicedsc.uci.edu/

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 1,330 and the average ACT score is 30 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of University of California-Irvine is average than the schools (average score is 1,392). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
University of California-Irvine1,33030
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,36131
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

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At University of California-Irvine, 5,235 students submitted SAT scores (91% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,330 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600680
Mathematics630750
Total1,2301,430
At University of California-Irvine, 1,728 students submitted ACT scores (30% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 30 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading2633
English2533
Mathematics2631
Total7797

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to University of California-Irvine. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to University of California-Irvine
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended