Why is the UC system so good?
Thereof, why are the UC schools so good?
Cameron Smither, an American Institutes for Research expert who helped MONEY wrangle its data, says the UC schools were so successful largely because of their high graduation rates, although other factors also played a role.
Subsequently, question is, is it better to go to a UC or CSU? UC is significantly more expensive than CSU, because CSU is a state school. CSU schools tend to focus on maintaining small, direct class sizes, while UC systems are based on a self-motivated style of learning. The reputations of UC schools are higher than those of the CSU system, but this is a skewed understanding.
Also question is, how good is the UC system?
The UC schools are large public research universities, and they are generally considered to be some of the best public universities in the country. The UC system has more than 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff. Most of the UC schools are big and have over 20,000 undergraduate students.
What UC is the hardest to get into?
UCLA and UC Berkeley are the hardest to get into, and the easiest to get into is UC Merced. UC Berkeley receives around 85,000 applications for freshman admission and 18,000+ transfer admission apps.