The University of California system reports that 5,692 African American students from California applied for admission to its nine undergraduate campuses for the class that will enter college this coming fall. The number of Black applicants is up 17.5 percent from a year ago. Overall applicants to the university from all races and ethnic groups were up 9.8 percent.
Blacks made up 6.1 percent of all applicants this year, up from 5.7 percent of applicants a year ago.
There were 2,394 African American applicants from California for admission to the flagship campus at Berkeley. This is up from 2,156 a year ago. This is an an increase of 11 percent from 2011. Blacks are 5.8 percent of all applicants to Berkeley this year.