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In this context, it is no longer feasible to base these critical decisions solely on grades and test scores. A broader scope of information is necessary to identify those well-rounded applicants — the ones who are strong academically and also have demonstrated leadership, involvement, persistence, self-reliance and a host of other qualities — who are most likely to succeed at UCLA and beyond.

“That,” concludes Tran, “is really the nature and essence of the comprehensive admissions policy.”

NARROWING THE FIELD

Freshman Class of Fall 2003
44,971 applications submitted (nearly 19,000 with 4.0 GPA or higher)
10,608 admitted
4,400 anticipated to enroll

PROFILE, ADMITTED STUDENTS
Freshman Class of Fall 2003
Average GPA (including honors and Advanced Placement): 4.24
Average number of semesters of honors and AP classes: 18.6
Average SAT I: 1332
Average SAT II (Writing): 667
Average SAT II (Math): 685
Average SAT II (Student’s Choice): 691
AN EQUITABLE PROCESS

Applications reviewed and ranked
Two Academic Reviews
Third Academic Review if discrepancies
Comprehensive Dossier Review
Personal Achievement and Life Challenges

Checks and balances
Readers spot-checked for consistency
UC verification of a random sample of applications

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