The University of California announced Wednesday that it has offered nearly 137,000 students a spot on at least one of its nine undergraduate campuses this fall, including more than 28,750 transfer applicants, the highest number in the history of the university.
California residents make up the vast majority of those admitted — 71,086 as freshmen and 24,568 as transfer students, officials said.
Overall, this represents 1,114 more California freshmen and 1,851 more California transfers than were admitted last year. Almost all of the transfers were from the California community colleges.
“After reviewing yet another record-breaking number of applications, our campuses have offered admission to an exceptionally talented group of students for the upcoming academic year,” said UC President Janet Napolitano.
“With the benefit of a UC education, these accomplished young people from different backgrounds, with diverse beliefs and aspirations, will make California and the world a better place,” Napolitano said. “We look forward to having them at the university.”
More California undergraduates are currently enrolled at UC than at any point in its history.
Following last year’s enrollment jump of about 5,000 California students, officials anticipate that the UC system will have far surpassed its goal of adding an additional 10,000 Californians by the 2018-19 academic year. Total three-year growth is estimated to be an additional 15,000 California resident undergraduates, officials said.
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