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UC schools receive record number of applications, topped by UCLA and UC San Diego

UC schools receive record number of applications, topped by UCLA and UC San Diego

More than 206,000 people applied for admission to at least one University of California campus for the 2016 fall semester, setting a new record for the 12th year in a row, officials announced Monday.

The number of potential first-year and transfer students was 6.4% higher than it was a year ago, when almost 194,000 people sought admission to at least one of the nine campuses that serve undergraduates.

Nearly 58% of last year's applicants were admitted, although acceptance rates differed drastically among campuses, according to UC statistics.

Once again, UCLA had the largest number of applicants for this fall with about 119,000. The Westwood campus was followed by UC...

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