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GPA expectations for UC Irvine?

I'm a junior in high school and UC Irvine is one of my top schools for next year. Do you guys know the GPA range the school generally accepts from students? Are there other factors I should be considering?

12 days ago

UC Irvine is an institution that considers academic performance fairly important in its admissions process. The middle 50% GPA range for UC Irvine is typically around 4.07-4.28 on the weighted 4.0 scale, implying that you'd ideally want a GPA of 4.0 or higher to be competitive.

However, it's worth noting that GPA is not the only factor that UC Irvine will consider in their admissions process. For example, UC Irvine, like all UC schools, uses 14 A-G course requirements. So, the rigor of your course load in high school, particularly relevant coursework to your intended major, also carries significant weight and could potentially help balance out a lower GPA.

Your extracurricular activities are another important consideration. UC schools look for depth rather than breadth in your activities, potentially having a 'spike,' or highly developed specialty, can be more beneficial than being a jack-of-all-trades.

Lastly, the personal insight questions within the UC application play a vital role in your application. They offer an opportunity for you to showcase your unique experiences, achievements, and perspectives. Writing compelling, meaningful answers to these questions—that tie back to your interests and passions – can help demonstrate your fit with UC Irvine and its culture.

Always remember to look at admissions holistically. While the academic component matters, all the other factors can make a difference as well!

12 days ago

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