University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 2.3.1
A-G (college preparatory)1 courses, "weighted" grade point average (GPA) and standardized test scores of entering freshman, Universitywide and UC campuses, Fall 2000 and 2010

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

Freshmen who entered the University in fall 2010 were better prepared academically than those who entered in fall 2000.

For admissions purposes, the University computes two different high school GPAs - weighted and unweighted. The weighted GPA (shown here) provides extra credit for succeeding in difficult courses, such as those in the College Board's Advanced Placement programs. An A in such a course receives 5 points, a B 4 points, and so forth. In other college preparatory courses, an A counts for 4 points, a B for 3, and so forth.

1 A-G Courses refer to those high school courses that UC has reviewed and approved as college preparatory.

By Campus
By-Campus chart

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.