Blacks Still Struggling Gaining Admittance to the University of California

cal-siemlThe University of California has admitted 60,089 in-state students to its nine undergraduate campuses for the class entering in the fall of 2013. Of the total admits, 2,518 students, or 4.2 percent, are African Americans. Last year, 2,720 African American students were admitted to the nine undergraduate campuses. They made up 4.4 percent of all admits.

At the flagship campus at Berkeley, 333 African Americans from California were admitted. They are 3.6 percent of all California students accepted for admission. This is a slight increase from a year ago.

If we look at all students, not just those from California, the figures show that 417 Black students were admitted. They make 3 percent of all admits. A year ago, there were 392 Black students admitted, but they made up a slightly higher percentage of all admitted students.

By state law, all admissions decisions at state-operated universities must be made without consideration of race. Blacks make up abou 7 percent of the college-age population in California.

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