Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Minority Applications Increase at University of California

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Minority Applications Increase at University of California

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BERKELEY, Calif. - The number of Black and Hispanics applying to the University of California is up this year, the first in which freshmen will be admitted without regard to race or gender.

Overall, 59,000 high school seniors applied to the university system's nine schools, an 8 percent increase from last year and the largest one-year jump in a decade. Applications from Blacks rose 3.1 percent - from 1,905 to 1,965 and applications from Mexican Americans were up 10.1 percentfrom 4,759 to 5.239.

University officials credited the increases to a higher number of high school minority graduates. They also pointed to improved outreach programs that followed the Board of Regents 1995 vote to scrap race-based admissions policies that had held Blacks and Hispanics to an easier admission standard.

"Certainly these numbers indicate that a large number of underrepresented students do consider the university hospitable enough to apply to," Dennis Galligani, assistant vice president for student academic services, said last month. …

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