More Latino Than White Students Admitted to UC

KABC (Los Angeles), April 18, 2014

For the first time, more Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to UC schools this fall, officials said Friday.

According to preliminary admissions data, 17,589 Latino students have been accepted as freshmen at one of the UC’s nine undergraduate campuses, or 29 percent of all in-state applicants who got in. That compares to 16,378 white students who were admitted.

It’s the first time this has happened statewide at the University of California. {snip}

“Those numbers describe the change in demography of the state of California and, of course, Orange County,” said Douglas Haynes, UCI associate vice provost for equity and diversity.

Nearly 40 percent of California’s population is Latino. {snip}

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Asian Americans remained the largest single ethnic group represented in the accepted freshman class this fall, making up 36 percent. Black students received 4 percent of the admission offers.

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