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University of California (UC)

University of California - UC System

The UC system consists of 9 Universities throughout California and is organized into a 3 tier system.  The top tier includes: UC, Berkeley, UC, Los Angeles and UC, San Diego.  The middle tier includes: UC, Santa Barbara, UC, Davis and UC, Irvine and the bottom tier includes: UC, Riverside, UC, Merced and UC, Santa Cruz.  Students must complete their A-G requirements listed below with C's or better to meet the minimum requirements: 

High School Subject Requirements
 

 

AREA .................................SUBJECT YEARS
a. History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government and 1 year of social science) 2
b. English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature) 4
c. Math (4 years is recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year) 3
d. Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science) 2
e. Language Other than English (2 years of the same language; American Sign Language is applicable - See below about a possible waiver of this requirement) 2
f. Visual and Performing Arts (dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art) 1
g. College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the A-G list) 1
  Total Required Courses: 15
   

The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.0 and students must take the SAT Reasoning or ACT with writing in order to be eligible to apply.  It is strongly recommended that students take the SAT Subject tests as well. 

Please visit http://universityofcalifornia.edu/ for more information.

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