The University of California
released data that show significant gains in the number of California freshman
and transfer students admitted to UC campuses for fall 2016, including those
from historically underrepresented groups. The admissions data in part reflects
UC’s initiative to enroll 5,000 more in-state students in 2016-17.
university offered admission to 105,671 students out of a freshman applicant
pool of 166,565, and 23,879 California community college transfer students from
Admission of students
transferring from community colleges increased by 14.1 percent. The one-year
increase in 2016-17 California resident transfers will be the largest in UC
The newly released numbers — updated from April — include
preliminary data on transfer students and students admitted from waitlists and
through the referral pool.
racial and ethnic makeup of the newly admitted freshman and transfer classes
reflects UC’s continued progress in broadening the diversity of its
undergraduate student body.