Now critics complain that the schools are becoming too hard to get into. Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, for instance, said this spring that he’d been rejected by UCLA, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Barbara and UC-Irvine — despite his 4.2 GPA and 1270 SAT score. Last year, after UC-Irvine saw 800 more students enroll than expected, the school revoked 500 acceptances — and then, after public outcry, reversed its decision.

For the full story, please visit

connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766