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UCLA sets records with more than 100,000 fall 2014 applicants

By Daily Bruin

Jan. 17, 2014 10:52 a.m.

This post was updated at 6:45 p.m.

The number of applications to UCLA broke 100,000 for the first time this year, according to a report released today by the University of California Office of the President.

More than 105,800 people applied for UCLA’s fall 2014 entering class, about a 6 percent rise from last year. Most of the increase in applications came from a more than 7 percent growth in freshman applicants. The number of transfer applicants rose by 1.4 percent.

UC-wide, schools received a total of about 183,270 applicants, marking a near 5 percent increase from the number of fall 2013 applicants. Last year, the UC saw a more dramatic rise in applicants, with applications to the UC increasing by 8.6 percent.

UCLA remained the UC with the most applicants this year. UC Berkeley received the second highest number of applicants with just over 90,000.

Asian American and Chicano/Latino applicants to UCLA increased this year by about 550 and 370, respectively, this year.

“Increases in applications from underrepresented groups and from in-state students reflect the care and attention we’ve given to California and the communities where these students live,” said Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, UCLA’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, in a statement.

Over the last two years, the number of Chicano/Latino applicants to the UC has risen by more than 5,300, showing the largest growth rate of any demographic of applicants to the UC.

The number of Asian American applicants saw the second largest rise in applicants, increasing by about 470 this year. The number of African American applicants to UC schools decreased by more than 100 this year.

The number of white applicants to the UC has decreased the most this year, dropping by more than 1,300.

For more information about fall 2014 applications to UC schools, visit the UCOP website.

Compiled by Amanda Schallert, Bruin senior staff.

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