University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 9
Middle 50% of SAT Math and Critical Reading Score Range - Entering Freshmen, Fall 2008

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

The University of California requires that students applying for admission take either the SAT or ACT reasoning test.

The majority of UC applicants take the SAT test.

The SAT test consists of three components-math, critical reading and analytic writing-each scored on an 800-point scale, with a possible total score of 2400 points.

Scores displayed above represent the math and critical reading components of the SAT test only and are based on a 1,600-point scale. The vertical bars above represent the range of test scores for the middle 50 percent of new freshmen. The bottom number of each bar represents the 25th percentile; the top number represents the 75th percentile.

UC also uses scores on the analytical writing component of the SAT exam in its admissions decisions, but these data are not available for comparison institutions.

Source: US News & World Report's America's Best Colleges; U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Institutional Characteristics Survey.

Figures represent that 25th and 75th percentile SAT scores, or equivalent ACT scores, among fall 2008 entering freshmen. Since US News & World Report did not report scores for UC Merced, the corresponding IPEDS figures were used.

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.