UC Berkeley News


Freshman admits down sharply systemwide

| 21 April 2004

With California’s budget difficulties forcing an enrollment reduction of 3,200 new students for the fall 2004 term, the University of California offered admission last month to 6.7 percent fewer freshmen than last year.

University officials reported 46,923 California freshman students were offered fall admission, down from the 50,291 freshmen admitted in fall 2003.

Many students who could not be accommodated in the fall received alternative offers: 2,661 freshman applicants received offers of winter or spring admission, and 1,120 received a referral offer to an engineering program at UC Riverside.

Additionally, 7,600 eligible California applicants received a guaranteed transfer offer, which secures their admission to UC after they complete the required course work at a California community college.

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