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Applying to UC Schools

The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the UC system includes more than 280,000 students and more than 227,000 faculty and staff, with 2.0 million alumni living and working around the world.

At a Glance: 

  • 10 campuses

  • 5 medical centers

  • 3 national laboratories

  • 160 academic disciplines

  • 800 degree programs

  • 280,380 students

  • 227,700 employees

  • 2.0 million living alumni

  • 64 Nobel laureates

Research the campuses before you apply. Here's an overview:

The nine undergraduate campuses and their admissions pages are:

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine -


UC Merced

UC Riverside


UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

Here is where you begin your application:

Students may open an account after August 1, and submit a completed application between November 1-30.

Great resource on filling out UC applications:

(applies to all UCs although created by UCSB)

If you are applying to a UC campus, connect with them on social media!


UC Berkeley - @CalAdmissions,@UCBerkeleyAdmissions

DAVIS - @ucdavisadmissions,

UC Irvine - @UCIAdmissions,

UCLA - @UCLAAdmission,

Merced - @ucmerced,

UCR - @UCRAdmissions,

UCSD - @ucsdadmissions,

UCSB -@UCSBAdmissions,

UC Santa Cruz - @ucsc_admission,

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