University of California system accepts record number of freshmen

April 18, 2012
The 9 campuses in the system accept more than 80,000 freshmen

From The Sacramento Bee: The University of California system accepted a record number of 80,289 freshmen for this fall, including a 43 percent increase in students from outside California who would pay higher tuition rates, according to preliminary data. The system's nine undergraduate schools saw a combined 126,455 applicants this year despite massive tuition hikes in the wake of state budget cuts. The systemwide acceptance rate dropped from 69.7 percent last year to 65.8 percent.

RELATED: Admissions rate is at record low for University of California, Berkeley...From The Bay Citizen: Applications for freshman admission to the University of California, Berkeley, hit a high this year, but the percentage admitted for fall semester is at a record low. UC Berkeley officials say 61,695 applicants were vying for about 13,000 available spots. In all, 13,037 students, or about 21 percent, received offers to start this fall or next spring. The admissions rate for the fall semester was 18 percent — the lowest rate on record for the university.

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