Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

UCLA offered freshman admission to more than 17,500 high school seniors for the fall, and in keeping with efforts to boost in-state enrollment, more than 10,400 of those offered admission are from California, the university announced today.

The 10,400 in-state admission offers marks an 11 percent increase from last year, according to UCLA.

“Increasingly, students from across California and the world are finding UCLA to be a compelling college choice because of the exceptional combination of world-class academic programs and our amazingly diverse student body and residential community,” said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, vice provost for enrollment management.

Admission offers went to 4,600 U.S. students from outside California, and to about 2,500 international students. The admission class includes students from almost every California county, 49 states and 81 countries, according to the university, which described the class as “the most ethnically, socioeconomically and geographically diverse group of admitted students in UCLA history.”

Across the University of California system, admission was offered to 105,671 students out of an applicant pool of 166,565. Admission was also offered to 23,879 community college transfer students, from a pool of 33,199 applicants. Offers to California high school seniors increased by 15.1 percent over fall 2015, according to UC.

“We have worked with the Legislature to ensure funding to support this boost in admission for California students, and hope to sustain this increased access in the future,” UC President Janet Napolitano said. “Our commitment to serve California by delivering a world-class education to our next generation of leaders, innovators and scholars is unwavering.”

—City News Service

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