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UCLA tougher admission than UC Berkeley for California students

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Call it the battle of the bears – and the bragging rights as the hardest-to-enter University of California campus for in-state residents. In this case, the UCLA Bruins edged out UC Berkeley’s Golden Bears, with only 17.7% of in-state students who applied to attend the Southern California university were admitted in fall 2012, making it the toughest in the nine-school system. Berkeley was almost as difficult, with 22.7% of in-state students who applied being admitted, according to the latest figures from the UC President’s Office. However, Berkeley was a slightly tougher overall, including the all-important international and out-of-state students, a much-bigger focus for the financially strapped UC system (please see related story by clicking here). Only 21.1% of students who applied to Berkeley were accepted, just a bit tougher than the 21.3% admission rate at UCLA. Berkeley only admitted...

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International students 10.6% of admissions to UC schools

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Admission to the University of California system is a bit more difficult for residents than just a year ago, as the nine-campus system allows more out-of-state and international students in order to improve the bottom line. About two of every three in-state applicants – or 65.8% — were admitted to the UC system in fall 2012, compared to 69.7% a year ago and 71.6% in fall 2010, according to the UC system. In-state students who once were more concerned about competing only with fellow Californians are now facing the reality that out-of-state and international students are taking the much-coveted spots. The budget-strapped UC system admitted 80,289 students last fall, 7,857 more than fall 2011, according to the latest report. But almost three of every four of the additional students – or 73% — were from other states or another...

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California high school grads with 4.0 GPAs face rough road to UC schools

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Education, Featured, Social | 0 comments

Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses are among most difficult for high-achieving high school grads

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