Uci Computer Science Acceptance Rate By Major

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by

UCI Ranked 25th in Undergraduate Computer Science Programs by U.S. News &  World Report

University of California Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, UC Irvine had an acceptance rate of 27%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 27 students were admitted, making UC Irvine’s admissions process highly competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 95,566
Percent Admitted 27%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 24%
University of California SAT Scores and Requirements

Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, all of the UC schools will offer test-optional admissions. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. University of California will institute a test-blind policy for in-state applicants beginning with the 2022-23 admissions cycle. Out-of-state applicants will still have the option of submitting test scores during this period. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 88% of UC Irvine’s admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th percentile 75th percentile
ERW 600 720
Math 650 790
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UC Irvine’s admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UCI scored between 600 and 720, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 720. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 650 and 790, while 25% scored below 650 and 25% scored above 790. While SAT scores are no longer required, an SAT score of 1510 or higher is considered competitive for UC Irvine.

Requirements

Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, all of the UC schools, including UC Irvine, will no longer require SAT scores for admission. For applicants who submit scores, note that UC Irvine does not consider the optional SAT essay section. UC Irvine does not superscore SAT results; your highest combined score from a single test date will be considered. Subject tests are not required, but are recommended for students with an interest in science, public health, and engineering majors.

University of California ACT Scores and Requirements

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Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, all of the UC schools will offer test-optional admissions. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. University of California will institute a test-blind policy for in-state applicants beginning with the 2022-23 admissions cycle. Out-of-state applicants will still have the option of submitting test scores during this period. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 41% of UC Irvine’s admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 24 31
Math 25 32
Composite 25 34
This admissions data tells us that most of UC Irvine’s admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of California, Irvine received a composite ACT score between 25 and 34, while 25% scored above 34 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, all of the UC schools, including UC Irvine, will no longer require ACT scores for admission. For applicants who submit scores, note that UC Irvine does not consider the optional ACT writing section. UC Irvine does not superscore ACT results; your highest combined score from a single test administration will be considered.

GPA

In 2019, the middle 50% of UC Irvine’s incoming freshmen class had GPAs between 4.0 and 4.25. 25% had a GPA above 4.25, and 25% had a GPA below 4.0. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UC Irvine have primarily A grades.

UC's 2020 acceptance rate rose to 69.5%, admitting record number of  students - Daily Bruin

Uci Computer Science Ranking

UCI Ranked 25th in Undergraduate Computer Science Programs by U.S. News & World Report

September 14, 2020

The 2021 list of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report includes, for the first time ever, a ranking of undergraduate computer science programs, and UCI placed 25th overall of the 481 programs evaluated and 12th of the public universities. Furthermore, for subcategory rankings, UCI placed sixth overall in software engineering and 17th in data analytics/science.

“As one of the largest CS programs in the U.S. with 2,328 undergraduate students, and as one of the premier U.S. research universities, our program offers unparalleled flexibility and a multitude of specialization tracks for our undergraduates,” says Alex Nicolau, distinguished professor and chair of the Computer Science Department in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). “We are one of the very few departments in the country to be housed in a school dedicated to information and computer sciences, giving our students an extraordinary breadth of opportunities and coverage of the field unmatched by all but very few places around the country and the world.”

Senior computer science major Natalie Aguinaldo agrees. “UCI’s computer science program is one of the best in the nation because we have our own school dedicated to information and computer sciences,” says Aguinaldo, who serves as president of the ICS Student Council. “Our students have opportunities to explore and be exposed to different computer science topics, which ultimately help us narrow down our interests before we enter the workforce.” She further adds that as a software engineer intern at Microsoft this summer, she was able to leverage many of the concepts her professors emphasized in both lower- and upper-division courses. “Our major courses and requirements do a great job of preparing us to succeed in the industry.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on the judgements of deans and senior faculty members of computer science departments at institutions across the country.

UCI overall was ranked eighth-best public university in the nation on the U.S. News list and second in the subcategory of social mobility. For more than 35 years, the annual U.S. News report has been one of the most influential in the country, with ratings derived from 15 diverse indicators of academic quality. Evaluators considered 1,922 institutions for the 2021 list.

In addition to the U.S. News ranking, UCI was ranked 18th in the nation and 21st in the world in the 2020 Top Computer Science Universities Ranking published by Guide2Research. Its ranking of prestigious computer science scholars also featured 37 scholars from UCI, with Computer Science Professors Pierre Baldi, Ramesh Jain and Gene Tsudik at the top of the list.

“Given our large and rapidly growing faculty, who are not just world class researchers but also dedicated educators, these rankings are not unexpected,” says Nicolau. “Indeed, such rankings tend to lag behind the changes happening on the ground, and we look forward to continuing to move higher in future years, to reflect our strengths and rapid quantitative and qualitative growth.”

Graduate Programs @ the bren school of information and computer sciences

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