10/17/2021

Fewer Californians Got Into UC, While Offers to Foreign Students Rose

With the number of UC applicants at a new high, California residents faced tougher odds of gaining acceptance into next fall’s freshman classes. A record number of students from other countries and states, meanwhile, received offers of admission.

About 60% of the 103,117 California applicants were offered a spot on at least one of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses, according to university figures released Thursday. That appears to be a record low acceptance rate, down from about 63% of the 99,955 applicants last year, and about 79% in 1999, the oldest available systemwide figures.

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