Campus admits more out-of-state, international students

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Out-of-state and international student admissions to UC Berkeley increased while California resident admissions decreased for the 2011-12 academic year, according to UC admissions data released this morning.

According to the data, 52,953 students applied to UC Berkeley for admission as freshmen for the 2011-12 school year, with a total of 13,523 students admitted to the campus. Of that total, 2,920 were out-of-state students - a 535-person increase from last year - and 1,300 were international students, a 230-person increase from last year.

In the last two years, the number of out-of-state students has nearly tripled, while the number of international students has nearly doubled. In 2009, California residents made up 86.4 percent of the total number of freshmen admitted to UC Berkeley, but for fall 2011, state residents only made up 68.8 percent of total admissions - a nearly 20 percent drop in in-state students.

A total of 9,303 freshman California residents were admitted to UC Berkeley this year, a 156-person decrease from the 9,459 students who were admitted to UC Berkeley last year.

The number of California residents who categorized themselves as African American, American Indian, Pacific Islander and Caucasian admitted to UC Berkeley also decreased, while the number of California residents who categorized themselves as Asian American and Latino and were admitted to campus increased slightly.

Though the campus admitted about 600 more freshman for next academic year than it did for this year, the overall admissions rate remained almost exactly the same at 25.5 percent because the campus received more applications.


Katie Nelson is the lead academics and administration reporter. Contact her at [email protected]

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