UC on track to enroll 2,500 more Californians this fall, but admission offers decline from last year’s near-historic gains

The two students vied for seats in the most competitive year ever at UCLA, which became the first university in the nation to receive more than 100,000 applications from prospective freshmen — with room for only 5,950 of them.To fill that class, the Westwood campus admitted 16,494 applicants — down from 17,522 last year, according to University of California data released Thursday. Offers of admission to California residents fell by 10.8% over last year to 9,292… UC announced it is on track to enroll 2,500 more California undergraduates this fall, a target pledged to state lawmakers who have pushed to limit students from other states and countries in favor of additional local residents… Overall, UC offered admission this year to 106,011 prospective freshmen and 24,685 transfer students. Among them, 69,972 were California high school students, a decline of 1.7% from last year but an increase from 61,834 in 2015-16.

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by Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times.

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