Underrepresented student applications up 16 percent
Published Jan 29, 2008 11:15 AM
The number of underrepresented students applying to UCLA are up more than 16 percent compared to last year, according to preliminary data on applications for the fall 2008 freshman class. UCLA has received 13,331 applications from underrepresented students, compared to 11,483 last year. This year's applications include 2,798 from African Americans, 299 from Native Americans and 10,234 from Chicano/Latinos.
Overall, applications for freshman enrollment jumped by more than 9 percent with a record 55,369 applications received, making UCLA once again the most popular university in the country among new high school graduates.
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