University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 6
UC Freshman Applicants, Admits and Enrollees, Fall 1995 to 2009

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

New freshman enrollment has increased 48 percent, from 23,122 new students to 34,242 new students over the past 14 years, driven in large part by growth in the number of high school graduates. In addition, proportionately more high school graduates are applying to the University.

Because of the state budget crisis, the state did not fund the enrollment growth that occurred in 2008-09 and 2009-10. As a result, in 2009-10 UC had enrolled close to 15,000 students for whom it received no state support.

In response to the fiscal crisis, the University enrolled 2,300 fewer new California resident freshmen in 2009-10

Freshman enrollment also dropped in 2004 when funding for enrollment growth was excluded from the 2004-05 state budget. Although these funds were later restored, UC denied an unusually large number of students for fall 2004.

Source: UCOP StatFinder. Additional information can be found at:

Universitywide figures represent unduplicated counts. Since students typically apply to more than one UC campus, the sum of each campus's applicants and admits will exceed the total number of UC applicants and admits.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.