Admissions and Enrollment

UC Admissions requirements are an important measure of the University's commitment to excellence and accessibility. The University maintains high standards for the level of academic preparedness of its students and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to benefit from the academic opportunities offered at UC.

The Admissions and Enrollment data presented here provide summary information on student applications, admissions, and enrollment for the UC system and for each of the ten campuses. The summary data include counts of Fall freshmen (including spring rollovers) by gender, ethnicity, residence, first language, parent education, parent income, school API, and student high school GPA over at least the past ten years.

Included here are several student data dashboards offering three different views of the summary data, allowing comparisons over years, across campuses, and between demographic characteristics.

The White Papers and Reports section includes access to the following sets of documents:

  • A set of density maps and tables answers the question "Where do UC's California Resident Freshmen Come From?"
  • The Eligibility and Admissions Study examines undergraduate eligibility and admissions policies and implementation issues facing the University.
  • The Inclusiveness Indicators report allows UC to monitor how well it is fulfilling its commitment to represent "all portions of the State."
  • A series of University Eligibility Studies conducted by the California Postsecondary Education Commission estimated the percentage of public high school graduates meeting the admission requirements for the University of California and California State University each year. Reports are available for the years 1983, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2001, 2003 and 2007.
  • The Comprehensive Review in Freshman Admissions are reports from the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) summarizing the outcomes of the comprehensive review admissions processes at UC. The reports cover the years 2002 and 2003, and the period 2003-2009.
  • The University of California Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships (SAPEP) Reports for 2006 and 2007 are reports to the Legislature on student academic preparation and educational partnerships for prior academic years.

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