Average High School Grade Point Average (GPA) of Entering UC Freshmen, Fall 2000 to 2009
For admissions purposes, the University computes two different high school GPAs - weighted and unweighted. Using both GPAs provides a richer understanding of how students challenged themselves as well as a measure of their performance in honors courses.
The weighted GPA accounts extra credit for succeeding in difficult courses, such as those in the College Board's Advanced Placement programs. An A in one of these UC-approved honors courses receives 5 points, a B receives 4 points, etc.
In making admissions decisions, some campuses also consider the unweighted GPA. This reflects grades earned in college preparatory courses without any additional bonus points and is calculated on a 4-point scale with an A receiving 4 grade points, a B receiving 3 grade points, etc.
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Source: UCOP StatFinder. Additional information can be found at: http://statfinder.ucop.edu/
You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.