Black Students Make Up 5 Percent of All 2017 First-Year Admits at the University of California

A year ago, there was a major increase in the number of Black students admitted to the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California. In 2016, the total number of Black first-year students from California admitted to one or more undergraduate campuses of the University of California increased to 3,464 from 2,653 in 2015. This was a major increase of more than 30 percent.

This year, the University of California maintained the same level of Black admittances but no further progress was reported. This year, there are 3,467 Black students who were admitted to one or more of the undergraduate campuses. This is just three more than last year. Blacks make up 5 percent of all admitted students.

At the flagship University of California, Berkeley campus, the number of Black admits dropped from 401 to 375. Blacks are 3.9 percent of all students admitted to the Berkeley campus. At the prestigious campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, Black admits dropped from 624 to 571.

The Riverside campus showed a decrease in Black admits from 1,316 to 1,112. The other six campuses showed small increases in Black admits.

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