UC Acceptances are Outstanding for Country Day Seniors


A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle provides application and acceptance rates to the University of California system for the Class of 2022 for every high school in California. Looking at the data for Sacramento County, Country Day students are excelling, with the highest percentage of students applying to the UCs (76%) of all public and private high schools in Sacramento County and among the highest being admitted to the UCs (77%). Local private schools that we compete with for students (i.e., St. Francis, Jesuit, and Christian Brothers) and even some of the public schools (i.e., Mira Loma, Rio Americano, and McClatchy) all have lower application rates and lower acceptance rates to the UCs than Country Day. Our three Catholic high school counterparts, in particular, find themselves with the three lowest acceptance rates in the county. 

To apply to the UCs, students must complete at least 15 UC-approved courses in seven subject areas and earn a UC GPA of at least 3.0, with no grade below a C. All of Country Day’s academic classes and most electives are UC-approved, ensuring that our students have the academic preparation to apply to and ultimately be successful at the UCs. Historically, all Country Day students have been UC- and/or CSU-eligible each year and we have had students admitted to each UC campus every year. With the college application season coming to a close in the coming weeks, Country Day students continue to be admitted to the UCs at a high rate and are able to avail themselves of a world class college education through the UC system. Stay tuned for more news about this year’s college application cycle after Spring Break.