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A Comparison of the University of California Campuses

Acceptance Rates, Graduation Rates and Financial Aid Info for the UC System

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Royce Hall at the campus of University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
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The University of California system includes some of the best public universities in the country. Acceptance and graduation rates, however, vary widely. The chart below puts the 10 University of California schools side-by-side for easy comparison.

Click on a university's name for more admission, cost, and financial aid information. Note that all of the University of California schools are quite pricey for out-of-state students.

The data presented here is from the National Center for Educational Statistics.

A Comparison of the UC Campuses
Campus Undergrad Enrollment Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Recipients 4-Year Graduation Rate 6-Year Graduation Rate
Berkeley 25,530 22% 66% 66% 90%
Davis 24,626 47% 70% 50% 80%
Irvine 22,226 44% 62% 58% 82%
Los Angeles 26,687 22% 67% 67% 89%
Merced 3,190 91% 83% - -
Riverside 16,996 84% 78% 39% 65%
San Diego 23,143 36% 68% 56% 84%
San FranciscoGraduate Study Only
Santa Barbara 19,796 48% 64% 53% 80%
Santa Cruz 15,259 64% 61% 49% 73%
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