UC opens doors to record number of Californians, led by growth in transfer students

Jul 15, 2018 by

The University of California has opened its doors to a record number of Californians, hitting a historic high of 24,568 transfer students as campuses respond to political pressure to admit more state community college applicants.

The public research university’s nine undergraduate campuses offered seats to 95,654 Californians, nearly 3,000 more students than last year. Overall, UC admitted about three-fifths of the 221,788 California, out-of-state and international students who applied.

“After reviewing yet another record-breaking number of applications, our campuses have offered admission to an exceptionally talented group of students,” UC President Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “With the benefit of a UC education, these accomplished young people from different backgrounds, with diverse beliefs and aspirations, will make California and the world a better place.”

The data reflect UC’s stepped-up efforts to reach more deeply across California for community college students, as it responds to growing pressure from Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature to open access for more residents.

Source: UC opens doors to record number of Californians, led by growth in transfer students

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