Fall 2021 UC Freshman/Transfer Preliminary Admission Stats Released

Check out the UC press release, UC admission of California students at all-time record high, from today (7/19/2021) for a qualitative summary of the Fall 2021 admission stats.

Keep in mind that the “admission” numbers, in most cases, include those offered admission through waitlist (and possibly through appeal).

Below are instructions on how to access the quantitative admission stats and links to available press releases from individual UC campuses (often include more detailed information for that campus).

Fall 2021 Admissions Tables

To get the admit rates, divide the number of admitted freshman students or admitted transfer students by the number of freshman applications or transfer applications.

Someone has graciously pulled all of the data into a Google spreadsheet and calculated the admit rate by campus (scroll to the right and look under “”2021 Summary”).

Campus Press Releases

Berkeley – In a pandemic year, UC Berkeley admits another outstanding, more diverse class (7/19/2021)

Davis – UC Davis Admits Record Number of New Undergraduates for Fall 2021 (7/22/2021)

Irvine – no press release yet

UCLA – UCLA admits most accomplished class in its history (7/19/2021)

Merced – UC Merced Admissions for California Freshmen, Underrepresented Students and Transfers on the Rise (7/20/2021)

Riverside – UCR admits most California freshmen among UCs (7/20/2021)

San Diego – UC San Diego Admits Record 52,946 First-Year and Transfer Students (7/19/2021)

Santa Barbara – no press release yet

Santa Cruz – UC Santa Cruz admits fall class that reflects excellence, diversity (7/19/2021)

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July 19, 2021 at 2:38 pm

Is table 1.1 correct? They showed Davis with 42K students and Berkeley 16K students? I didn’t think Davis is bigger than Berkeley.

Ms. Sunreply
July 19, 2021 at 2:51 pm
– In reply to: HARRY

Those are the number of students admitted, not the number of students who enrolled (generally, Berkeley has higher yield and admits fewer students; the reverse is true for Davis).

July 19, 2021 at 4:53 pm

I pulled the data from the two PDF’s (application, admited) into a Google sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G2cYcPXrZB4euPHAlZV99jeypjb_IB2g/view?usp=sharing

Ms. Sunreply
July 20, 2021 at 10:54 am
– In reply to: nobody@coredump.app

Thanks, I have added the link to the post!

Kevin D Zhangreply
July 19, 2021 at 5:54 pm

Hi Ms. Sun, Do you know the offer percentage vs applicants for ECE at Berkeley?

Ms. Sunreply
July 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
– In reply to: Kevin D Zhang

Berkeley no longer publishes that information. The latest data publicly available (up to 2015) was posted by Ronald Kwan here.

Phyl Levine, PhDreply
July 21, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Hi. Thank. you for sharing these data.
As an out-of-state IEC, I am interested in the share of Admits who are from CA, OOS, and International for 2021 (thinking the upward skewed numbers of apps students were sending this past year).

I went ahead and calculated these percentages based on the numbers of Admits by school in Table 1.1.
I am happy to add these to the table but would need editing permission.

Of course the addition of enrollment data would also shed light on this question.
Warm regards,

Ms. Sunreply
July 21, 2021 at 12:48 pm
– In reply to: Phyl Levine, PhD

I did not create the spreadsheet. You can open it in Google Sheets and request edit access from the author by clicking on the “View only” button. Alternatively, you can provide a link to the spreadsheet you created and I can add that link to the post.

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