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UC proposes its first enrollment cap — 20% — on out-of-state students

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

In an unprecedented move to ease controversy over its admission policies, the University of California on Monday proposed a 20% systemwide limit on nonresident undergraduate enrollment and vowed to continue giving Californians top priority.

The proposed limit on students from other states and countries — which would be the first for the 10-campus public research university — comes after a scathing state audit last year found that UC was hurting California students by admitting too many out-of-state applicants.

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