What about UCLA or UC Berkeley?
While the UC pathway program does not guarantee admission to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) or the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) which are the two highest-ranking UC universities, the program offers priority admissions for all the international students taking part in the program. This means that UCLA and UC Berkeley will look at your application as a transfer student from a college in California first and make a decision on your application before they review any other applications from other U.S. states. The international students who participated in the UC pathway program and have achieved a 3.2 to 4.0 GPA have excellent acceptance rates as shown below:
- The University of California Los Angeles (Ranked #15 in the U.S.)
- The University of California Berkeley (Ranked #15 in the U.S.)
This means that the international students who participate in the UC pathway program have 820% or 8 times more chances of being admitted to UCLA than they do as a freshman student and 500% or 7 times more likely to be admitted to UC Berkeley than applying as a freshman after high school graduation.
The UC pathway program also offers complete social and academic support from personal advisors, who help international students with everything from organizing their classes, assisting with any issues, and making sure they are reaching their academic goals. This level of personalized guidance, allows the students to make the most of their studies in the UC pathway program, and guarantee progress to their top-tier university.
It is also worth mentioning that while this program is designed for the University of California University System, many of the program graduates go on to transfer to universities like the University of Southern California or the University of San Diego, University of Wisconsin Madison, Boston University, or the University of Virginia.
Why Study at the University of California system?
This highly-ranked college system is composed of nine undergraduate institutions (and one graduate-only school) that are home to almost 240,000 students and it is recognized among the best public universities in the country.
The UC schools earn their reputation for their STEM and humanities programs, multi-billion-dollar research centers, and proximity to cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego.
UC Berkeley and UCLA tied for the best public university in the country, with two (2) University of California undergraduate campuses among the top 20, six (6) in the top 40, and nine (9) in the top 100 according to the new 2023-24 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
UC Davis ranked #6 in Best Public Schools and #28 in All Universities, while UC Irvine ranked #10 in the public schools category and #33 in all universities; In the meantime, UC Santa Barbara ranked #12 in public schools and #35 in all universities. The UC pathway program guarantees admission to one of these prestigious schools.