UC Receives Record Number Of Undergrad Applicants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California says a record
number of students applied for undergraduate admission to its 10-campus system for the coming academic year.

According to data released by UC Friday, the number of undergrad
applications for fall 2009 jumped by nearly 5 percent to almost 127,000, up from 121,000 applications for fall 2008.

UC received 98,000 applications for freshman slots, a 3 percent increase over last year. The number of transfer applicants rose 11
percent to nearly 29,000.

The UC system saw large increases in the number of American Indian, Latino, African American and Asian American applicants. There was a slight decrease in the number of applicants describing themselves as white or other.

Nearly all of the applications were submitted online.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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