UCLA is one of the most popular colleges around. The reason is simple: applicants from far and wide dream of studying in Los Angeles. UCLA is a fairly competitive college, so you shouldn’t slack off in studying for your SATs if you hope one day to be admitted. Here are some key facts you should keep in mind about UCLA’s SAT and test scores:
- In our most recent ranking of colleges by SAT scores, UCLA comes in at #33. The 25th percentile SAT score of accepted applicants was 1760, which means that if you were applying to UCLA with an SAT score of 1760, 75% of accepted applicants would have a higher score.
- Back in 2010-11, the 25th percentile SAT score for accepted UCLA applicants was 1730. This represents an increase of 30 points since 2010-2011.
- There are a number of colleges in our 2012-2013 ranking that had significantly higher 25th percentile SAT scores for accepted applicants than UCLA. For example, MIT’s 25th percentile score was 2090, and Brown’s was 1990. The very highest college on our list was Caltech, with a 25th percentile score of 2160, which is a full 400 points higher than UCLA’s 25th percentile SAT score.
- At the same time, UCLA had a higher 25th percentile SAT score than many other colleges. To give just a few examples, Ohio State’s 25th percentile SAT score was 1700. Washington University’s 25th percentile scores was 1420. And even below that is Lehigh, which is ranked #49 on our list of 25th percentile SAT scores. At Lehigh, the 25h percentile score was 1200.
Like most colleges, UCLA values more than good SAT scores. You will want to present yourself as a well-rounded applicant, meaning that you have good grades, strong extracurriculars and recommendations, and so on.
For more information about UCLA admission requirements, you can take a look at our most recent UCLA admission statistics.