If you’re a school data nerd like me, today is Christmas. Why? Today the UC Office of the President released 2016 data for the UC system. This dataset is awesome, and I’m ready to open my Christmas present.
The first thing I did was calculate the application, admission and enrollment rates for every individual school. Essentially, what percent of the senior class applied, were admitted to, or enrolled in any UC school beginning in fall 2016?
To me, the most important data are the admittances. Anyone can apply, and enrollment is a complex dance. But admittance rates tells you the most basic fact – were your students considered good enough to get in.
The top 20 schools based on UC Acceptances are:
First, long time readers might remember that I calculated these last year – and that the UC really does not make this task easy. The UC calls schools whatever name they feel like. So I had to cross reference all of the schools because the names sometimes do not match. As a result, I deeply apologize if there is an error, and please let me know if I got something wrong.
Second, I did not include data for any continuation schools, alternative education schools, special education centers or community day schools. I do not discount the valuable education they provide, I just think that listing so many of them as a 0% does not represent the whole picture for them.
Below you can search for your school’s UC rates by typing the name of the school into the search box on the top right. After you search for a school, click on that green plus sign and you will find the application rate (what percent of the senior class applied), the admission rate (what percent of the senior class was accepted) and the enrollment rate (what percent of the senior class enrolled).
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