Of all California Community Colleges, Diablo Valley College remains #1 for transfers to UC Berkeley and #2 for total transfers to a University of California (UC). What are some of the advantages of attending a UC? Find out why this system is so valuable for your education and your career using the UC online system, Infocenter.
But first, what is a UC?
What is a UC?
The University of California is a public university system in California. It is ⅓ of California’s three-part system that also includes California Community Colleges and California State Universities (CSUs). To learn more about these systems, read our articles “What Is A California Community College?” and “Overview of the California College System.”
There are 10 campuses in the UC system. Nine of these campuses are for undergraduate and graduate students. One campus, UC San Francisco, is only for graduate students. The UC campuses are consistently ranked as some of the best universities in the world.
The campuses in the UC system include:
- University of California Berkeley
- University of California Davis
- University of California Irvine
- University of California Los Angeles
- University of California Merced
- University of California Riverside
- University of California San Francisco (graduate studies only)
- University of California San Diego
- University of California Santa Barbara
- University of California Santa Cruz
Using the UC Infocenter
The UC Infocenter provides information on University of California applicants and transfers. Infocenter is an excellent tool for understanding the advantages of the UC system and the UC application process. Users can view data about applications, admissions, and transfers, including:
- Information specifically for international students
- How many students apply to a campus each year
- How many students are accepted to each campus
- How many students accept admission and choose this campus
- How many students transfer from each California Community College
- Tuition prices for each campus
- UC admissions requirements
- Transfer Pathways for students who know their major but haven’t chosen a UC
- How to apply for financial aid
- Information on Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) from California Community Colleges
- UC Transfer Admission Planner to help students plan and prepare to transfer to a UC
Recent UC Infocenter Data
Which California Community Colleges produce the most transfer students to UCs, and which UCs do these students attend? All of this information is available on the UC Infocenter. Click on the image below to go to the interactive map, which allows you to explore more data about each community college. Note that DVC is still #2 for all UC transfers (and #1 for transfers to Berkeley)!
Where do these new UC students come from? In the “Fall Enrollment At A Glance” report, students can see where the new UC students are from.
Are you planning to attend college in California? Read our Vocabulary for College Transfer Students article to help you understand the words related to university study.