As tough as it’s been gaining admission to UCLA, new figures Thursday showed even more selectivity as the number of offers to hopeful freshmen for the upcoming academic year declined by 6 percent from the previous year.
UCLA offered freshman admission to 16,494 high school seniors for the fall, a roughly 6 percent drop from last year, University of California officials announced Thursday.
According to figures released by the university, UCLA offered admission to 9,292 in-state students, 4,871 out-of-state students and 2,331 international students.
UCLA received 102,181 freshman applications, along with 21,811 transfer applications. The university offered admission to about 5,500 transfer students.
“The quality of our admitted students is continuously among the best in the nation, and this year is no exception,” said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, UCLA’s vice provost of enrollment management. “The unmatched diversity of our admitted students paired with the extraordinary talent and accomplishments of our students when it comes to academics, leadership and life experience makes UCLA a place unlike any other.”
At UC Irvine, freshman admission was offered to 31,103 students, down 1.7 percent from last year. The vast majority of the them — 21,056 — are in- state students, with 2,849 out-of-state and 7,198 international.
Overall, admission was offered to 106,011 students across the UC system, which announced it is on track to meet its three-year goal of enrolling 10,000 additional California students by the next academic year. The incoming class for the fall is expected to boost the number by another 2,500 in-state students to reach the target.
“We welcome this accomplished, talented group of applicants to the university,” UC President Janet Napolitano said. “All of us — in California and throughout the nation and world — will be enriched by their talent, curiosity and drive to learn and succeed. The University of California educates the best and the brightest true to our mission of education, research and public service.”
— City News Service
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