A few days ago

What are my chances of getting into UCLA?

I have a 3.2 gpa

i have 40 hours of community serivce

i play 2 sports

i take a lot of psat stuff and i plan on taking the sat next spring.

no extra clubs or anything though

im only just becoming a junior so theres a lot of room for improvement.

Leave tips or advice

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a 3.2 is low for ucla, and you will need more ECs on the board. If you are out of state, then unless you get like a 2200+ SAT score, you are most likely not going to get in. If you are instate, then you will still need a high SAT score to compensate for your low gpa. I would say you need atleast a 3.5gpa. The average gpa at ucla is around a 4.0 (at least when i was applying to colleges it was).

work on taking AP classes and higher level classes, and getting A’s in them, and also have more ECs (although i understand 2 sports is alot). Good luck to you


A few days ago
by grace alone
According to the Princeton Review, secondary school record (GPA), standardized test scores, and essays are “very important” factors for getting into UCLA. Since it’s such a big school, it’s easiest to grant or decline admission based on figures such as GPA and test scores.

On the other hand, extra-curricular activities, talent/ability, character/personal qualities, volunteer work, and work experience are all considered “important” factors.

The Princeton Review also has an admissions selectivity rating on a scale from 66-99. On this website, UCLA was ranked at 98, so you know (as I’m sure you already do) that UCLA is very selective.

I would recommend buckling down and raising your GPA. Studying in advance for the SAT would be a good idea, also. You may even want to take an SAT prep course and maybe get tutoring to improve your GPA.

Good luck!

ETA: I also found that 29% of the applicants to UCLA are accepted.


A few days ago
I think you need to really work on getting a high SAT score, as high as you can, and also work on improving your GPA. Try to aim for at least a 2000+ SAT score.

Do you live in California or outside Cali? Living in California is a plus if you want to go to UCLA, otherwise it’s harder. Either way, you really want to aim for as high an SAT score as you can get. Also, see if you can get into a club or two that you WANT to be in, not just going for the heck of it or to put it on your application. Because that would be wasted time.

Good luck.


A few days ago
Competition at UCLA is tough and your priority would be to raise your GPA. Try taking some community college courses in the a-g subject areas that are UC-transferable to help boost your grades. Find something you are passionate about and put in more community service hours. You have the option of talking about leadership skills you developed in your community service activities or sports. The following is a general guideline on preparing for UCLA.

To prepare for UCLA, you should complete the a-g requirements (ask your counselor for the approved courses at your high school or check online at http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/ ), study and do well in your high school courses and standardized tests (SAT and/or ACT, and SAT II), take as many honors and/or AP courses as you can handle (and/or take community college courses that are in the a-g subject areas and are UC-transferable), participate in educational preparation programs available at your high school (see a list on my blog), and commit to one or two extracurricular activities in which you develop leadership skills (more is not better, quality is better than quantity).

UCLA will weigh the following components of your application (in the order of importance): 1) your essay (UCLA publishes a guideline on how to write your personal statement at: http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/PerStmt.htm ) about your academic achievement, talent or extracurricular activities that highlight your motivation, dedication, and/or initiative to achieve, your potential to contribute to the university, and any special circumstances like hardship; 2) your grades and any grade trends (improvements are better than just maintaining a high GPA); 3) your test scores, including SAT and/or ACT, SAT II; and 4) number of AP courses completed compared to the number of AP courses offered at your high school. Other factors are taken into consideration, but to a lesser extent.