University of California Irvine: Admission & Tests

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Here is a brief overview of University of California Irvine general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
University of California Irvine admission requirements are rather strong - in 2015-16 this school accepted only 39% of the applicants.

The school doesn't require you to submit reference letters with your application and does not require admission test scores.

University of California Irvine normally will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$70
University of California Irvine requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at University of California Irvine is $70.00. The graduate application fee is $80.00. The first-professional application fee is $60.00.

SAT Test Scores

Submitting the results of Scholastic Aptitude Test is a necessary part of the application. 91 percent of applicants at University of California Irvine submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 460 to 620 on Critical Reading, from 530 to 720 on Math, and from 490 to 640 on Writing. Hence if you scored above 580 in SAT Critical Reading, 670 in SAT Math, and 600 in SAT Writing, that should make you safe for being admitted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
430
540
580

SAT Math
490
620
670

SAT Writing
450
570
600

ACT Test Scores

Submitting the results of American College Test is a typical component of the application procedure at University of California Irvine. 46 percent of applicants completed the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 23 to 30 on Composite, from 22 to 31 on English, and from 23 to 31 on Math. Thus, if you scored above 29 in ACT Composite, 29 in ACT English, and 29 in ACT Math, that will be good enough to get admitted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
21
27
29

ACT English
20
27
29

ACT Math
21
27
29

Contact Admissions

Phone
(949)
824-5011
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to University of California Irvine, please contact the college directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (949) 824-5011 or check University of California Irvine Website

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