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Journey to UC

Nearly a third of UC undergrads start at a community college. And that’s a number the University is dedicated to increasing in the coming years.

See how UC is welcoming transfer students

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Our doors are open

Three-quarters of transfer applicants get a spot at UC and transfer students thrive on our campuses.

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“UCs are for everyone. And no matter your background, there are programs and resources to help.”

– Nancy Huynh, UC Davis transfer student ambassador

Breaking news

UC admits a record number of California students for fall 2023

UC has admitted a record number of California freshmen for fall 2023, including the largest class of underrepresented freshman students in University history. Overall, UC admitted 157,446 applicants.

Read the announcement

Explore the UC story through data

See detailed metrics on student enrollment, graduation rates, alumni outcomes and more about the University.

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82% of undergrads come from California

2 out of 3 California students who applied last year got in.

54% of California undergrads pay no tuition

UC has one of the strongest financial aid programs in the nation. 

86% of undergrads earn a diploma

Most students complete their studies in just over four years.