UCLA recognized as ‘exemplar’ institution for transfer students


With one in three UCLA students transferring to campus from community colleges, a 90 percent transfer student graduation rate and a robust collection of services aimed at supporting current and aspiring UCLA transfer students, it’s no wonder that UCLA caught the attention of the American Talent Initiative.

The initiative identified UCLA, Smith College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as “exemplars in the field” and visited each campus to learn more about various programs and resources offered to transfer students and get a better sense of best practices that can be shared with other ATI member institutions.

“Our transfer students go on to the same graduate schools and professional schools and are highly successful,” said Chancellor Block. “I think in terms of being inspired as an institution, these students provide a lot with their remarkable backgrounds and experiences… They work incredibly hard to get here.”

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From left: Youlonda Copeland Morgan, vice provost for enrollment management, at UCLA; Tania LaViolet, senior program manager at the Aspen Institute; Chancellor Block; Benjamin Fresquez of the Aspen Institute; and Ffiona Rees, senior associate director of enrollment management at UCLA.