Latinos slightly eclipsed Asian Americans for the first time, making up 36% of the 79,953 California students offered admission.
About 44% of admitted students were low-income while 45% were the first in their families to attend a four-year university.
Those numbers pushed Latinos into the largest group of admitted students systemwide, although Asian Americans still lead the student population at all individual campuses except UC Merced.
Asian Americans made up 42% of admitted students, followed by Latinos and whites at 23% each and Black students at 6%.
At Berkeley, Asian Americans also were the largest group offered freshmen seats at 42%, followed by Latinos at 29%, whites at 19% and Black students at 5%.