University of California


UC Berkeley

The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on the San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. UC Berkeley is divided into 14 colleges and schools, most of which are subdivided into departments. Popular majors include Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, and Psychology.  Enrollment: 36,204 (2014)   


UC Davis

UC Davis is the largest UC campus occupying 5,300 acres. The campus was founded in 1905 and the first students were admitted in 1908. Students can take advantage of educational opportunities in 102 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate programs. UC Davis offers world-class programs in environmental sciences, engineering, management, the arts, law viticulture and enology, life sciences and many more. In 2013, UC Davis was ranked the No. 1 University in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry. Enrollment: 34,175 (2014)

UC Irvine

UC Irvine is a highly selective research university with a small college feel and diverse student population. With more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,400 staff, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system. The 1478 acre campus is a botanical park, approximately 5 miles from beaches on the Pacific Ocean and centrally located to desert and mountain resorts. Enrollment: 29,588 (2014)


UCLA has a tradition of academic and research excellence, which is universally respected by leading employers and graduate schools. With more than 5,000 courses in 109 academic departments, UCLA offers 125 majors to help students define their academic path. The top five most popular undergraduate majors are: political science, psychology, biology, business, economics and history. UCLA has 10 world-class libraries on campus that serve as reading reference rooms and cutting-edge research centers. UCLA has one of the finest athletic programs in the nation with over 100 NCAA national championships. Enrollment: 42,163 (2014)  

UC Merced

UC Merced is the 10th campus of the University of California with the first group of undergraduate students in 2005. The campus is located in eastern Merced County adjacent to Lake Yosemite Park. UC Merced offers 21 majors, 22 minors, and 13 graduate programs and emphases taught by more than 300 full-time faculty members, visiting professors and lecturers, who come to Merced from some of the world’s top-ranked universities. Student enrollment will continue to grow as the campus reaches 10,000 students by 2020. Enrollment: 6,158 (2014) 

UC Riverside

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UC Riverside’s current enrollment is more than 21,000 students. UC Riverside is located approximately on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain, 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UC Riverside offers 101 bachelor degree programs, 52 master’s degree programs, 42 Ph.D. programs and 13 California teaching credential programs. Enrollment: 21,297 (2014)

UC San Diego

UC San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. UC San Diego’s rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. UC San Diego offers more than 100 undergraduate majors. Enrollment: 30,310 (2014)

UC Santa Barbara is ranked as one of the top teaching and research institutions in the United States, with an outstanding faculty that includes five Nobel Laureates and many other award-winning scholars. UC Santa Barbara introduces students to novel ways of thinking, learning, and conducting research. UCSB offers a diverse range of nearly 100 majors and 40 minors in subjects including engineering, biological sciences, humanities, and fine arts. The 1,055-acre campus is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains just two hours north of Los Angeles. Enrollment: 22,225 (2014)
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. Students can choose from 66 majors, 44 minors, and 51 academic concentrations in the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences. UC Santa Cruz students can enjoy a spectacular campus featuring redwood forests, panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, and open meadows. Enrollment: 17,203 (2014)
UC San Francisco (graduate/professional only)
UC San Francisco is the only University of California campus dedicated solely to graduate education. UC San Francisco performs biomedical and patient-centered research in its Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry. UCSF confers a number of degrees, including Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, and Doctor of Physical Therapy in a variety of fields. Enrollment: 2,940 (2014)