Record Number Of Students Admitted To UC
A record number of students have been offered admission to the University of California for the fall. But despite that, the actual admissions rate has dropped.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Just over 60-thousand high school seniors have been admitted to the UC system. That’s up from last year’s 57-thousand. But with a record number of applicants this year – just over 121-thousand - the admissions rate actually declined. 75 percent of those who applied were admitted this year – that’s compared to 77 percent last year.
The admission of Latino students is up 16 percent – and the admission of African American students is up 11 percent. An additional 85-hundred students who were not accepted into their first-choice university are being offered admission at UC Merced or UC Riverside. University officials should have a good picture next month of how many students will actually attend in the fall.