of California, Berkeley Announces Admissions to Its Fall 2000
-- The University of California, Berkeley, announced today (Monday,
April 3) that more than 8,300 students have been extended offers
of admission to the university's fall 2000 freshman class.
all, 33,192 high school students applied for admission to the
fall freshman class, a record number. About one in four students,
8,343, gained admission. The admitted students come from nearly
every county in the state and from a wide-range of family income
remarkable group of students represents young people from across
California and from many different backgrounds," said Chancellor
Robert M. Berdahl. "I have no doubt that they will enhance
our university by bringing a richness of experience to our campus.
the next few weeks I will be joining campus leaders, some of
our most notable faculty, and dedicated students in meeting
with many of these newly admitted students and encouraging them
to attend. As talented as they are, we know they have many offers
but we hope they will select Berkeley for an educational experience
that is second to none."
the UC Berkeley admissions process, each applicant is considered
based on both academic achievements and other accomplishments.
And the accomplishments, whether academic or other, are evaluated
within the context in which they were achieved.
admissions process represents the most comprehensive evaluation
we can provide," said mathematics professor Calvin Moore,
chair of UC Berkeley's Admissions, Enrollment & Preparatory
Education Committee. "Each applicant's file is read and
evaluated independently by two expert evaluators. The evaluation
is comprehensive and takes into account the opportunities that
were available to the student."
The following statistics are based on all applicants, including
California residents, international and out-of-state students.
All numbers for fall 1999 and fall 2000 are preliminary counts
based on the date decision letters were mailed to students.)
the highlights of the admitted class:
admits increased from 741 in fall 1999 to 876 for fall 2000,
an increase of 135 students or 18 percent over the previous
year. This group had also posted a significant increase in applications,
up 22 percent from the previous year.
American admits increased from 276 in fall 1999 to 301 for fall
2000, an increase of 25 students or 9 percent. Applications
from these students had increased 14.5 percent compared to the
American admits increased from 3,196 in fall 1999 to 3,225,
an increase of 29 students or about 1.0 percent. Applications
from Asian Americans had increased 6 percent compared to the
student admits declined slightly from 2,871 in fall 1999 to
2,767 for fall 2000, a decrease of 104 students or 3.6 percent.
Applications from white students had increased slightly, up
1.0 percent compared to the previous year.
students who described themselves as "other," admissions
decreased from 147 last year to 133 for fall 2000, a decline
of 14 students or 9.5 percent. Applications from students listed
as "other" increased 11.7 percent compared to the
admitted class shows that UC Berkeley continues to offer great
opportunity to a wide variety of the state's most talented high
school students," said Berdahl.
admitted students come from 56 of California's 58 counties and
span a broad range of family incomes, including a significant
number of students from low-income households. About 25 percent
of the admitted students are from families with annual household
incomes of less than $35,000.
students have until May 1 to sign and return their intent-to-register
letters to UC Berkeley. Campus officials anticipate fall 2000
freshman enrollment of 3,710.
officials have already begun their efforts to encourage many
of the admitted students to enroll at UC Berkeley. A series
of receptions has been scheduled across the state beginning
April 9 and continuing through April 17. Students, faculty,
administrators and others will meet personally with high school
students and their families to answer questions about life at
UC Berkeley, financial aid issues, housing and other concerns.
receptions, some for all admitted students and some especially
for underrepresented students, will occur in the Bay Area, Los
Angeles area, the Central Valley and elsewhere.
will take place at the homes of alumni, UC Berkeley administrators,
faculty and others. On April 12, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown will
host a small reception in the evening at his home. On April
9, Susan Hammer, the former mayor of San Jose, will host a reception
at her home. And the California Alumni Association will host
a series of receptions.
addition, many admitted students will visit the campus on Cal
Day, April 15, when the entire campus is open to the public
and special programs are held to introduce prospective students
to life at UC Berkeley.