The University of California system reports that nearly 100,000 students applied to its undergraduate campuses this year. The 99,129 applicants were up nearly 6 percent from a year ago and by more than 14 percent from two years ago.
There were 5,951 Black applicants to undergraduate programs at the University of California. (Many of these applied to more than one campus in the system.) Blacks made up 6 percent of all applicants, down from 6.1 percent last year. The number of Blacks applying to the University of California is up nearly 23 percent since 2011.
Blacks made up 5.9 percent of the applicants at the flagship campus at Berkeley, up slightly from a year ago. At the highly rated University of California at Los Angeles, Blacks were 5.9 percent of the applicants, the same percentage as in 2012.