The current projected enrollment for UC this fall is 46,224. That comes, in part, thanks to the largest first-year class ever expected across the university’s three campuses. Nearly 8,000 incoming first-year students will start at UC when classes begin Aug. 26. (The number projected for that incoming class is 7,998.)
UC's steady enrollment increases run counter to national trends. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), overall college enrollment in Fall 2019 is expected to be about 5 percent lower than the peak of 21 million in Fall 2010. In contrast, UC's enrollment has increased more than 11 percent over the last decade.
The first-year class boasts high academic quality and preparation with an average ACT score of 26.01, an average SAT score of 1232.29 and an average high school grade point average of 3.713.