UCLA has offered admission to more than 13,700 outstanding high school seniors and 5,200 transfer students for the fall 2019 term. The students were selected from among more than 135,000 freshman and transfer applicants.
Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, UCLA’s vice provost for enrollment management, said the admitted students’ credentials exceed those of any previous admitted class, continuing a decades-long trend of heightened academic excellence at UCLA.
“The fact that this is the highest-achieving admitted class in UCLA history, and that each year more students accept our admissions offers, means that UCLA is attracting some of the most exceptional students from California and beyond,” Copeland-Morgan said. “Given the breadth of our academic offerings, our amazingly diverse student body and our unmatched facilities, it is not surprising that UCLA is such a compelling choice for the best students.”
Among the 8,352 California residents admitted to the freshman class, 30% come from ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented at UCLA: 23% are Chicano/Latino, 6% are African American and 1% are American Indian. Asian American students make up 41% and white students comprise 24% of admitted California freshmen.
The socioeconomic diversity of prospective California freshmen also remains strong, with 30% coming from low-income families, and 29% indicating that neither of their parents has graduated from a four-year college or university.
Of all students accepted for freshman admission, UCLA expects to enroll approximately 4,440 California residents, 240 more than last year, and 1,460 students from outside California, or 140 fewer students compared with last year.
UCLA, which enrolls more transfer students than any other UC campus, has also offered admission to approximately 5,200 transfer students, 94% of whom attended a California community college. Of those admitted in-state students, 36% are white, 26% are Chicano/Latino, 27% are Asian American and 6% are African American.
In terms of socioeconomic diversity, 52% of those admitted transfer students would be the first in their families to earn a four-year college degree, and 54% come from low-income families. They hail from 107 of the 114 community colleges in California.
“We are privileged to have such a strong transfer student presence at UCLA,” said Gary Clark, director of undergraduate admissions. “Students from our community colleges throughout the state continue to enrich the undergraduate experience and help position a UCLA education as second to none.”
UCLA expects to enroll about 3,265 transfer students, including a slightly higher number of California-resident transfer students (40 students) than last year.
In total, the University of California offered nearly 137,000 students, including more than 28,750 transfer applicants, a spot at least one of its nine undergraduate campuses this fall. Visit the UC Office of the President website for admissions statistics for all nine UC undergraduate campuses.