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University of California Admits Record Number Of CA Residents

University of California Admits Record Number Of CA Residents

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India-West Staff Reporter

LOS ANGELES, CA – The University of California on August 8 announced that it has admitted a record number of California freshmen to its incoming class of undergraduate students and its largest class of underrepresented freshmen in the system’s history for fall 2023, a total of 88,285 California freshmen. This represents an increase of 3.5 percent (3,017) over fall 2022 admissions numbers. Overall, the University accepted 157,446 applicants (129,685 freshmen and 27,761 transfer students).

These numbers demonstrate the continued interest undergraduate students have in attending a UC campus and their recognition of the benefits of a UC education in supporting their economic mobility, in addition to its relative affordability in comparison to other institutions. At the University, 55 percent of California undergraduates pay no tuition to attend.

“The University’s latest admissions data reflects our commitment to expanding opportunity and to ensuring that students of all backgrounds have a chance to attend one of our excellent undergraduate campuses,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “We’re pleased to support thousands more Californians who wish to pursue a higher education, benefitting themselves and communities across the state.”

The University’s admitted class of freshman undergraduates includes the largest number of underrepresented students in the system’s history, with Chicano/Latino students still the largest underrepresented group at 37.6 percent. Additionally, the University continues to see progress in admitting American Indian students in large measure due to its Native American Opportunity Plan. The proportion of admitted American Indian students is at 0.7 percent, with admission offers to this applicant population increasing by 11.6 percent over 2022. Meanwhile, Asian American admits are at 34.2 percent; white students comprise 19.1 percent of the incoming freshman admit class; and African American students make up 5.5 percent of admits.

In total, the number of freshmen admits from underrepresented groups increased by 1,494 students, or 4 percent, over 2022 data. Additionally, the socioeconomic profile of admitted California freshman undergraduates remained relatively flat compared to 2022 admission data, with 44 percent being first-generation college students and 45 percent of admitted students reporting low family incomes.

Following last year’s decline in admission offers to domestic nonresidents and international students, admission offers to domestic nonresidents increased by 3.9 percent over last year and offers to international students increased by 1 percent over 2022. Domestic nonresident admissions had declined by 19 percent and international student admissions by 12.2 percent between 2021 and 2022.

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