California University Applicants’ preferences for Students with Multiple Admissions is a website that allows prospective undergraduate students to apply to multiple universities with the same forms.  It also keeps track of who is admitted where, and what their final choice is.  We show how that works out for a few California Universities.


For those admitted to UC Berkeley and Stanford, 82% chose Stanford.


For those admitted to UCLA and other Universities, the choices were:


UCB 58%

USC 41%

UCR 12%

UCSD 11%

UCI 10%

UCD 8%


For those admitted to UC Irvine and other Universities, students chose:


UCB 96%

UCLA 90%

USC 84%

UCSD 69%

UCD 56%

UCSB 45%

UCSC 21%

UCR 19%


For those admitted to USC and other Universities, students chose:


UCB 67%

UCLA 59%

UCSD 32%

UCI 16%

UCSB 10%

Stanford 9%


UCD 7%


For those admitted to Stanford and other Universities, students chose:


Harvard 46%

Yale 39%

U. Chicago 37%

Caltech 27%

MIT 26%

Vanderbilt 20%

Princeton 19%

UCB 18%

USC 9%




It seems that students have a ranking of Universities similar to national rankings, and make their choices along such lines.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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