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SAT scores needed to get into University of California Los Angeles

Average Score and SAT Requirements

University of California Los Angeles is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1415

The average composite SAT score for admitted University of California Los Angeles freshman is 1415 out of 1600. UCLA students have the 48th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1415 is in the 96th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1300 to 1530

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1300 to 1530. The 75th percentile score is 1530 while the 25th percentile score is 1300.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by UCLA but we estimate it to be around a 1180 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 720

The average score for UCLA students on the math portion of the SAT is 720 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 650 and the 75th percentile score 790.

Average SAT Reading Score 695

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 650 to 740 and the average score for University of California Los Angeles students is 695.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

78 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to University of California Los Angeles

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at University of California Los Angeles based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 14.3%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.9.

Can I get into UCLA with a 1530 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1530 or higher is very competitive at UCLA and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 24% or higher.

Can I get into UCLA with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1420 to 1520 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 14% to 23%.

Can I get into UCLA with a 1300 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1300 to 1410 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 8% to 14% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into UCLA with a 1180 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1180 to 1290 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 7% chance of admission to UCLA. SAT scores below 1180 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to University of California Los Angeles by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 31%
1590 30%
1580 29%
1570 28%
1560 27%
1550 26%
1540 25%
1530 24%
1520 23%
1510 22%
1500 21%
1490 20%
1480 19%
1470 18%
1460 17%
1450 17%
1440 16%
1430 15%
1420 14%
1410 14%
1400 13%
1390 12%
1380 12%
1370 11%
1360 11%
1350 10%
1340 10%
1330 9%
1320 9%
1310 8%
1300 8%
1290 7%
1280 7%
1270 7%
1260 6%
1250 6%
1240 6%
1230 5%
1220 5%
1210 5%
1200 5%
1190 4%
1180 4%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110662 IPEDS survey data for University of California Los Angeles.