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Computer Science GPA Range By UC Fall 2017

Computer Science GPA Range by UC Fall 2017

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I’ve finally had some down time to update data for transfers hoping to be competitive at each of the UCs in the Computer Science major.

Needless to say, Berkeley and UCLA can be a tough nut to crack, but the other UCs are way more forgiving.

The keys to a successful transfer into CS are these components:

  1. High GPA
  2. Completion of all major requirements (they want to see strong math!)
  3. Completion, if possible, of a few recommended courses, if any are listed
  4. –> Extra-curricular activities are not as important

You can find major requirements by UC and CA community college at assist.org.


GPA Range

This table rubric is the mid-50% who got accepted and is the sweet spot you want to hit — the higher the better. There are 25% who got in with a lower GPA, but keep in mind those could be students with special circumstances or other criteria that elevates them substantially. There are also 25% who got in above that mid-range (or 25% more who got in with a 4.0 if that is the top figure).

Admit rate

The admit rate is the percent of applicant to the major who were admitted. The higher the admit rate the easier it is to secure a spot.

To compare with 2015 data, click here.

Computer Science GPA and Admit Stats, 2017
UC Computer Science GPA rate

source: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/transfers-major

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CA College Transfer offers college admissions services to students hoping to transfer to a UC. Lindy King is the author of the best-selling UC transfer book, "How to Transfer to a UC from a California Community College," now in its 3rd edition. Available on Amazon and iTunes.

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