Admissions figures in for incoming UC freshman class

Just over 66,000 students this spring got fat envelopes that signal admission to the University of California system. KPCC’s Cheryl Devall has more on the UC’s incoming freshman class.

Just over 66,000 students this spring got fat envelopes that signal admission to the University of California system. KPCC’s Cheryl Devall has more on the UC’s incoming freshman class.

Cheryl Devall: The class of 2013 will emerge from the largest number of applicants ever to the system. The university admitted about 72 percent of them. More than one-third of the high school seniors admitted maintained grade point averages of 4.0 or higher.

UCLA remains the most popular choice for applicants throughout the country. Along with UC Irvine, the Westwood campus has slightly lowered the number of students it’ll admit this fall. Blame it on the tight state budget.

UC Riverside will admit slightly more students, including some who’d applied to other UC campuses, in order to accommodate every Californian eligible for the system.

This is the first class admitted after system officials pledged the university will cover fees for undergraduates whose families bring home $60,000 or less a year. The 66,265 students accepted have until the first of next month to let the UC know whether they’ll attend.

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