UC Riverside Opens Transfer Applications to Welcome First Winter Transfer Class Since 2010

Across all UC campuses admissions offers are up, on track to enroll 10,000 more California students by next year

UCR has opened-up transfer applications to welcome its first winter transfer class since 2010.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – In an effort to enroll additional transfer students during the 2017-18 academic year, the University of California, Riverside will be accepting applications for the winter 2018 term from new transfer student applicants. With the goal of bringing the campus freshmen-to-transfer new student ratio closer to 2-1, UC Riverside decided to open the application filing period and admit students for the winter quarter for the first time since 2010.

“UCR is excited about welcoming in our Fall 2017 class of transfer students and we are committed to their success,” said Cindy Larive, UCR’s interim provost and executive vice chancellor. “Our college-based transfer peer-mentor programs help ease the transition from community college by connecting incoming transfers with successful seniors. We also look forward to the fall launch of a Transfer Resource Center, which will provide study space and academic support to transfer students.”

The number of California community college transfer applications UCR received for the 2017-18 academic year is down by 1 percent, however the number of those applicants admitted is up. For the 2016-17 academic year, UCR admitted 5,985 California community college transfer applicants, and for the upcoming school-year, UCR has admitted 6,719 applicants.

The UCR freshman admission count is down for the 2017-18 academic year in comparison to last year’s numbers. The campus has admitted 22,105 California freshmen, nearly 885 out-of-state students, and just shy of 2,075 international freshmen students. That’s a total of 25,062 freshmen for the 2017-18 academic year, down from 28,240 for the 2016-17 academic year.

“UC Riverside’s 2017 admitted class is one of the most accomplished groups of admitted students in our history,” said Emily Engelschall, the director of undergraduate admissions. “Our admitted transfer population represents a notable group of talented students, most of whom have studied in California’s community colleges preparing themselves for the rigor of a UC education. UCR has shown a deep commitment to transfer students over the years, and this commitment is underscored this year with the number of transfer applicants who were offered admission to UCR for the fall 2017 quarter. The campus has worked hard to ensure our entire admitted class feels connected to the UCR community and we look forward welcoming our new Highlanders to campus this fall.”

University of California Admission Numbers

The University of California announced in July that some 70,000 California freshmen and more than 21,000 in-state transfer students were offered a spot for fall 2017 on at least one of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses.

The preliminary admissions numbers also show increases in the proportion of Californians from historically underrepresented groups, as well as those from low-income families.

“We welcome this accomplished, talented group of applicants to the university,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “All of us – in California, and throughout the nation and world – will be enriched by their talent, curiosity and drive to learn and succeed. The University of California educates the best and the brightest true to our mission of education, research, and public service.”

More California students are currently enrolled at the University of California than at any point in its history, and after last year’s enrollment jump of nearly 7,500 California students, UC is on track to meet its goal of adding an additional 10,000 Californians by the 2018-2019 academic year.

The total number of freshman admissions for fall 2017, including nonresident students, was 106,011, and for transfer students, the number was 24,685.

Admission of community college transfer students grew by 3.4 percent. This year’s increase— which comes after the largest transfer class in the university’s history in fall 2016 — is in keeping with UC’s goal of enrolling two new California resident freshmen for every new California resident transfer student for the 2017-18 academic year.

UC’s continued efforts to broaden the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of its undergraduate student body is also reflected in the makeup of the admitted class.

The share of California resident freshmen from historically underrepresented groups grew to 38.7 percent of the total, compared with 37.8 percent a year ago.  The number of admitted Chicano/Latino students increased, the proportion of African American admitted freshman rose from 4.9 percent to 5 percent in fall 2017, and the proportion of African American, Chicano/Latino and American Indian students transferring from community colleges also grew.

The admissions data also show gains in the number of California freshmen from low-income families, jumping by 2.5 percentage points to 39.8 percent of all newly admitted California freshmen. For more information on UC admission numbers, please visit the University of California website.

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