UCLA applications for fall 2023 admission remain at near-historic highs


February 23, 2023

UCLA has received more than 169,800 applications for fall 2023 admission, with approximately 145,900 coming from freshman applicants and nearly 24,000 from transfer applicants - making UCLA once again the most applied-to four-year university in the nation.

Freshman applications dipped 2.6% from last year's record-breaking total but remained at near-historic highs, having surged by a total of 34%, or roughly 37,000, in the last three years.

The proportion of freshman applicants from historically underrepresented groups remained strong and unchanged from 2022. Among those from California, African Americans represented 7% of the total, while Chicano/Latino and American Indian students accounted for 35% and 1%, respectively.

UCLA also continued to attract freshman applicants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, with 41% of California freshman applications coming from first-generation students and 45% from low-income students.

Applications from transfer students decreased by 3.8%, in line with University of California–wide figures, reflecting enrollment declines at community colleges in California and nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the number of transfer applicants from underrepresented groups and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds remained robust and consistent with last year's totals


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