What is the minimum GPA you need to get into University Of California-Berkeley?

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Alister Doyle, Noodle Advisor

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The minimum required GPA is 3.0 for California residents and 3.4 for nonresidents. This is the same at each UC campus and while there are no minimum test scores required, all applicants must complete either the ACT Plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning exams. However, the chances of being admitted to any particular campus are difficult to predict based upon GPA and test scores alone, and other factors considered include:

  • Quality of their academic performance relative to the educational opportunities available in their high school.
  • Outstanding performance in one or more academic subject areas.
  • Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field of study.
  • Recent, marked improvement in academic performance, as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress.
  • Special talents, achievements and awards in a particular field, such as visual and performing arts, communication or athletic endeavors.
  • Completion of special projects undertaken in the context of a student's high school curriculum or in conjunction with special school events, projects or programs.
  • Academic accomplishments in light of a student's life experiences and special circumstances.
  • Location of a student's secondary school and residence.

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