Janet Napolitano

UC freshman applications shatter records, with gains among all racial groups

UC freshman applications shatter records, with gains among all racial groups

The University of California received more than 171,000 freshman applications for fall 2017, marking a new record with gains across all racial and ethnic groups.

The applicants included more than 111,600 California high school seniors, a 6% rise over last year, according to prelimary UC data released Monday. Overall, the top campus choice was UCLA, followed by UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara.

The record number of in-state applicants will help UC meet its...

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