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UC Campuses, Including Davis, Report Record-Low Admission Rates

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(Oakland, CA)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The university sent out acceptance letters to just 71.6 percent of this fall’s California freshman applicants. That’s down one percent from last year and four points from 2008. Undergraduate admissions director Susan Wilbur blames the increased competition on a stronger pool of applicants and state budget cuts.
Wilbur:The numbers of students that have enrolled in the last couple of years has now exceeded the amount of money we are receiving from the state to pay for these students. So we need to scale back and bring enrollment in line with the amount of funding that we have.”
Instead, Wilbur says, campuses are admitting higher numbers of out-of-state students. That’s because they pay higher fees than residents and the university needs the money.
UC Davis admitted about 45 percent of its applicants, down one point from last year.
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