UCSD in high demand from applicants

Press Release

UCSD has received 70,474 freshman and transfer applications for Fall 2011, the second highest number of applications received by a UC campus.

Freshman applications were up 12.1 percent with a total of 53,455 applicants. Transfer student applications showed an increase again this year, up 19.9 percent from 2010 with a total of 17,019 applications, reflecting a record number of applications from both transfer and freshmen students. The mean high school grade point average (GPA) is a 3.77; the average GPA among transfer students is 3.29.

“We are pleased to receive a record number of applications from students with such outstanding academic qualities,” said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. “As our outreach efforts continue to attract more talented first-generation and underrepresented students, we are concerned about the persistent decline in state funding for higher education and how it will affect access for our prospective hard-working and promising students.”

Diverse applicants continue to increase among freshmen and transfer students. Data for UC San Diego freshman applications of underrepresented students for Fall 2011 show a 27.4 percent increase.

The University of California received a record number of applications for admission to the Fall 2011 term. Overall application volume for Fall 2011 admission increased by 6.1 percent over Fall 2010 (from 134,029 to a record high of 142,235), which includes a 5.7 percent increase (from 100,320 to 106,070) at the freshman level, and a 7.3 percent increase (from 33,709 to 36,165) at the transfer level.

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Posted by Kathy Day on Jan 20, 2011. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “UCSD in high demand from applicants”

  1. Milan Moravec

    UCSD benefits from UC Berkeley Chancellor's controversial financial decisions.
    University of California Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau’s eight-year fiscal track record is dismal indeed. He would like to blame the politicians, since they stopped giving him every dollar he has asked for, and the state legislators do share some responsibility for the financial crisis. But not in the sense he means.

    A competent chancellor would have been on top of identifying inefficiencies in the system and then crafting a plan to fix them. Competent oversight by the Board of Regents and the legislature would have required him to provide data on problems and on what steps he was taking to solve them. Instead, every year Birgeneau would request a budget increase, the regents would agree to it, and the legislature would provide. The hard questions were avoided by all concerned, and the problems just piled up to $150 million of inefficiencies….until there was no money left.

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