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“I would say to other first-gen and transfer students, like we say in Spanish, sí, se puede: it is possible.”
Zabdi Velásquez, UC Riverside Class of 2023, UCLA Ph.D. candidate
Social mobility, supercharged
UC just welcomed its largest-ever class of freshmen from underrepresented groups. We serve more low-income, first-gen, and transfer students than any other top-ranked U.S. research university. And first-gen students thrive here, graduating at high rates and out-earning their parents within five years of their degree.
UC enrolls its largest class in history
The number of undergraduates rose to a record-breaking 233,272, with California students comprising 83.4 percent. Out-of-state enrollment dipped to its lowest level since 2017.
82% of undergrads come from California
2 out of 3 California students who applied last year got in.
54% of California undergrads pay no tuition
UC has one of the strongest financial aid programs in the nation.
86% of undergrads earn a diploma
Most students complete their studies in just over four years.