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Introducing the class of 2022


Demographics, information on incoming freshmen, transfer class

This fall, UC Davis welcomed 9,300 freshmen and transfer students to campus. These students were part of the 41,946 students offered acceptance out of a record number of applications, totalling just over 78,000.

On July 11, 2018, the UC Office of the President released information on the demographics of the incoming freshmen and transfer class of 2022.

From a record 78,024 applications for freshman status, UC Davis admitted 32,179 applicants, an increase of 4.0 percent over last year’s 30,945,” stated a brief released by University News. “Among 17,671 transfer applicants, the campus admitted 9,767, a decrease of 5.7 percent from the previous year’s 10,354.”

The brief also highlighted the increase in the number of in-state students offered admission — 475 more than in 2017. This growth continues UC Davis’ trend of enrolling the most California residents out of all the UC campuses, a streak UC Davis has maintained since 2010.

“This year, California residents account for 19,448, or 60.4 percent, of the admitted freshmen,” the brief stated. “A total of 7,840, or approximately 80.3 percent, of the transfer students admitted are from California. The campus admitted 968 more California freshman applicants and 493 fewer California transfer applicants than last year, for a net gain of 475 California residents.”

The number of incoming students who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups has increased, according to application data provided by admitted students.

Additionally, the percentage of underrepresented minority students increased from 10 percent to 30 percent from the Fall of 2010 to the Fall of 2017, according to a UC Davis Special Visit Report from January 2018

“Most of the growth has occurred in the number of Hispanic students, with an increase of more than 2,500 students over the last eight years,” the report stated. “The number of African American students has increased by more than 300, and the number of Native American students has increased by about 30.”

Further information regarding admissions statistics and more specific highlights in terms of ethnicity, residency and source school type can be found on the UCOP website.


Written by: Priyanka Shreedar – campus@theaggie.org




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