Black Admits Increase Slightly at the University of California

The University of California system reports that, 2,270 African American students from California were admitted to its nine undergraduate campuses for first-year class that will enter this fall. Blacks are 4.4 percent of all California students admitted to the university system. In 2011, Blacks made up 4.1 percent of all admitted students from California. African Americans make up 6.2 percent of the state’s population. By state law, race cannot be considered for admissions to state universities.

African Americans make up 3.5 percent of all admitted students at the flagship campus of the University of California at Berkeley. Eight fewer Black students were admitted this year compared to a year ago. At the highly ranked UCLA campus, 34 fewer Black students were admitted compared to 2011. However, due to a lower overall number of admits, Blacks make up a slightly higher percentage of all admitted students than was the case in 2011.

 

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