The University of California offered admission to a record number of applicants to its nine undergraduate campuses this year. In all, 108,178 students were offered admission to the UC schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. These students were drawn from a pool of 176,695 applicants — to Cal, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, UCSB, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Riverside. The UC schools also admitted 28,752 students as transfers. These transfer applicants were drawn from a pool of 41,282 students, a pool that included the largest group of California Community College students in UC admissions history. After all, the UC schools love their community college transfer students (hi, Santa Monica College!).
Breakdown of the UC Admits
As the UC Office of the President wrote in a press release, “The number of admission offers to students from underrepresented groups increased by 991, elevating that proportion to 40 percent of all admitted California freshmen, from 38 percent last year. First-generation students comprise 44 percent (30,856) of all resident freshmen accepted, while low-income students comprise 40 percent (26,913). The composition of the freshman class is similar to that of last year. Chicano/Latino students increased slightly as a proportion of admitted students from 33 percent to 34 percent, while Asian American students remained the largest ethnic group of admitted students at 35 percent. The proportion of white students stayed flat at 22 percent. The proportion of African American students also stayed flat at 5 percent, while American Indian students remained at 0.5 percent.”
Congratulations to all students who earned admission either as first-year students or as transfers to Cal, UCLA, UCSD, and the other UC schools this past admissions cycle!