Freshman Admission Reqs
Freshman Admission Reqs
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High School Preparation
High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Req or Recommended
Subject Req Reco
English 2 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
Examinations
Subject Required Units Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted January 31
SAT Only Not reported Not reported
ACT Only Not reported Not reported
SAT & SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not reported Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not reported Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported Not reported
Applying For Admission
Applying For Admission
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Admissions Office
Address
One University Drive
Orange
CA
92866
Phone
(888) CUAPPLY xPPLY
Fax
(714) 997-6713
Application Dates & Fees
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15, 2025
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20
Application Form
Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Accepted
Other Application Requirements
Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music, dance, and theatre majors; portfolio for art and film majors; supplemental application for all talent-based majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
Selection of Students
Selection of Students
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Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X
Profile of Fall Admission
Profile of Fall Admission
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Overall Admission Rate
73% of 13,690 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 8,635 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 5,055 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,393 (24%) of 9,928 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,504 (23%) of 6,436 admitted students enrolled
Men
889 (25%) of 3,492 admitted students enrolled
Students Offered Wait List
992
Students Accepting Wait List Position
567
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 Scale)
4.00 and Above
0%
3.75 - 3.99
0%
3.50 - 3.74
0%
3.25 - 3.49
0%
3.00 - 3.24
0%
2.50 - 2.99
0%
2.00 - 2.49
0%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math: 651 average , 600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
26%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
21%
Score of 400 - 500
1.9%
Score of 300 - 400
0.2%
Score of 200 - 300
Not Reported
SAT EBRW: 645 average , 600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
25.2%
Score of 600 - 700
53.2%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
1.3%
Score of 300 - 400
0.2%
Score of 200 - 300
Not Reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
28 average , 26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
44.1%
Score of 24 - 29
46.8%
Score of 18 - 23
9.1%
Score of 12 - 17
Not Reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not Reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not Reported
ACT Math: 27
Score of 30 - 36
27.4%
Score of 24 - 29
58.3%
Score of 18 - 23
13.5%
Score of 12 - 17
0.8%
Score of 6 - 11
Not Reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not Reported
ACT Eng: 29
Score of 30 - 36
54.4%
Score of 24 - 29
32.1%
Score of 18 - 23
12.3%
Score of 12 - 17
1.2%
Score of 6 - 11
Not Reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not Reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 63%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported
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