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University of California (UC) System

The UC System is among the world’s greatest educational and research universities. More than 290,000 students attend college on ten campuses throughout California.

University of California 2022 Fast Facts 

  • 422 study abroad programs in 44 countries
  • UC graduates have some of the highest starting salaries in the country
  • Is a community where 42 percent of undergraduates are the first in their family to earn a college degree
  • 2 out of 3 California students who applied to UC last year were admitted

The UC no longer uses the SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships. Although the tests are not required, you might still want to take one because your scores may help you fulfill minimum course requirements.

Admission Requirements 

  • Freshman requirements
  • Transfer requirements
  • International applicants
  • AP & exam credits 

Additional Information for

  • California residents
  • Out-of-state students
  • Home-schooled students 

Campus Programs & Support Services

  • Students with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • Non-traditional students
  • Current and former foster youth
  • Undocumented students
  • Transfer students
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Tuition & financial aid 

Special Programs & Opportunities Beyond Campus

  • UC in D.C.
  • UC Center Sacramento
  • Intercampus visitor programs (each campus has its own requirements)
  • Study Abroad

Each campus, and some majors, have different admission requirements. If you know which campus you want to attend, check out their requirements and programs: