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UCLA remains the most applied-to UC campus and university in the country

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With more than 135,000 applications for freshman and transfer admission for fall 2019, UCLA remains the top choice in the country for students and their families.

The overall number includes 69,500 California freshman applicants, 39 percent of whom come from racial/ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented at UCLA, while 41 percent would be the first in their families to earn a four-year degree, and 39 percent come from low-income backgrounds.

“We are delighted by the ongoing strong interest and diversity among applicants throughout California and beyond,” said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, UCLA’s vice provost for enrollment management.

In addition to freshman applicants, more than 24,000 community college transfer students applied for fall 2019 admission, of whom nearly 20,000 hail from California community colleges.

California community college applicants make up a remarkably diverse group: 37 percent come from ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented at UCLA, while 53 percent would be the first in their families to earn a four-year degree, and 57 percent come from low-income families.

“Serving community college transfer students remains a high priority for both UCLA and the UC system,” said Gary Clark, UCLA’s undergraduate admission director. “I am proud of UCLA’s recruiting efforts among transfer students throughout California, but especially among our community college partners in central California that have been historically underrepresented at UCLA.”

UCLA will notify freshman applicants of admission decisions by April 1, and admitted students will have until May 1 to notify the campus of their intent to register. Transfer students will be notified of admission decisions by April 30 and will have until June 1 to commit.

Tables with system-wide application statistics and data for all nine UC undergraduate campuses are available from the University of California Office of the President.

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