UCLA Admits 15,455 Incoming Freshmen

Of the total, 9,263 are California residents.

More than 15,400 high school seniors, including more than 9,200 from California, have been accepted for admittance to UCLA, the university announced Tuesday.

The admitted high school seniors for the 2012 fall semester include applicants from all 50 states and 69 countries, according to UCLA. Of the 15,455 admitted students, 9,263 are California residents, while 6,192 are from out-of-state or international. The university also offered admission to 5,300 transfer students.

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Admitted students have until May 1 to decide if they actually intend to enroll at UCLA. Transfer students have until June 1 to accept the admission offer.

"These outcomes clearly show that despite our budget challenges, UCLA continues to be a beacon of access and opportunity for students from all backgrounds, including families who traditionally have not enjoyed the benefits of higher education," UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. "I look forward to welcoming this outstanding group of freshmen who undoubtedly will become the next generation of visionaries and ground-breakers at UCLA."

The university had an over-enrollment issue last year because 440 more freshmen than expected enrolled at the university. That meant UCLA reduced its admission of California residents for this fall by nearly 1,800 students to help meet its enrollment target of about 4,000 in-state freshmen. Across the nine-campus UC system, a record 80,289 prospective freshmen were offered admittance, including 61,443 in-state students, according to the UC president's office. All of the campuses except UC Berkeley increased admission offers to out-of-state and international students.

"We have the capacity to educate many more students at our campuses," according to Kate Jeffery, UC's interim director of undergraduate admissions. "What we don't have is the funding to admit more California students. Nonetheless, we continue to honor the California Master Plan, finding a space at one of our campuses for all students who qualify for guaranteed admission."

Milan Moravec April 17, 2012 at 08:42 PM
In spite of eligibility University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau, Provost Breslauer shed thousands of instate applicants. Qualified instate applicants to public Cal. are replaced by a $50,600 payment from born abroad affluent foreign and affluent out of state students. And, Birgeneau subsidizes affluent foreign and affluent out of state tuition in the guise of diversity while he doubles instate tuition/fees. Cal. is not increasing enrollment. Birgeneau/Breslauer accept $50,600 foreign students and displaces qualified instate Californians (When depreciation of tax funded assets are included (as they should be), out of state and foreign tuition is more than $100,000 and does NOT subsidize instate tuition). Going to Cal. is now more expensive than Harvard, Yale. A shocking picture of inept UC Berkeley senior management. With the recommendations of Cal. Chancellor Birgeneau, Provost George Breslauer allowed campus police to use excessive force - rammed baton jabs - on students protesting Birgeneau‘s doubling of instate tuition. Resignation of Birgeneau is necessary, but not sufficient, fire Breslauer. Email your opinion; UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu
B Slug April 18, 2012 at 01:23 AM
When I applied to all the UC's,as someone born and raised in Los Angeles back in 2000,I was a student with a 4.25 grad point average, did every outside activity from imaginable from class president to Model UN, spent summers building houses for the poor for community service, and was a state champion swimmer and water polo player-- everything a college would be "looking for" in an applicant" and I STILL did not get into UCLA or CAL. I did however get into the other UC's and ended up going to UC Santa Cruz where I found not only a comparable but arguably superior education. I was able to pursue four majors and two minors and thrived. The "hype" wasn't there and it was nice. I went on later in life to receive my masters from UCLA about a year ago but merely because I live in Los Angeles and it offered the program I wanted. It's not all about the name, it's about the education believe it or not.
Milan Moravec June 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Birgeneau makes access, affordability to University farther and farther out of reach. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau is outspoken on why elite public Cal. should ‘charge much more’ tuition. Number 1 ranked Harvard is now less costly (all in costs) than Cal. Birgeneau’s ‘charge much more’ makes Cal. the most expensive American public university! Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) likes to blame the politicians, since they stopped giving him every dollar expected. The Chancellor’s ‘charge Californians more’ tuition skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011-12 academic years. If Birgeneau had allowed fees to rise at the same rate of inflation over the past 10 years they would still be in reach of most middle income students. A sad unacceptable legacy for students, parents, politicians


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