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The University of California-Irvine received a record 102,210 admission applications and expects the number to grow by the Jan. 3 deadline for the fall 2017 term.
“These spectacular results represent exactly what we have set out to achieve—sending the message to all California residents that an exceptional UC education is accessible to them and that UCI is where they want to be,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement.
The current count includes 85,053 prospective freshmen, a 9.34% increase from a year ago and the largest uptick in the University of California system. About 42% of 63,091 in-state freshman candidates are considered under-represented, a group that’s comprised of 23,463 Latinos and 3,220 African-Americans.
More than half of applicants, however, won’t get in. The campus accepted 31,639 freshmen for this year’s fall semester, about 40.7% of its applicant pool. That’s better than stats at UC-Berkeley, which got some 82,570 applications and accepted 17.5%. UCLA’s admittance rate for incoming freshmen was 18%.
UCI also received 17,157 transfer student applications and anticipates that more students will apply by the deadline. Last year, it got 20,011 transfer applicants and admitted 47%.