FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 25, 1999
Terry Lightfoot (510) 987-9194
More than 27,800 students have accepted the University of California's offer of admission and intend to register for fall 1999 compared with more than 27,000 for fall 1998. That is an increase of 3.2 percent over last fall. (Table 1)
Nearly 4,300 underrepresented students plan to attend next fall compared with 4,141 underrepresented students in fall 1998, an increase of 3.7 percent over last fall. (Table 1)
The university continues to attract the majority of students it admits. This year nearly 58 percent of admitted students plan to attend compared with 59 percent last fall. (Table 1)
As a proportion of the students intending to enroll next fall, underrepresented students - American Indian, African American, Chicano and Latino- make up 15.4 percent of all students compared with 15.3 percent last year. The proportion of Asian Americans increased to 37.7 percent of all students from 35.2 percent last year; White students increased to 37.7 percent from 34 percent; Chicano students increased to 9.1 percent from 8.9 percent; Latino students remained steady at 3 percent, African American students declined to 2.7 percent from 2.8 percent, American Indian students declined to 0.5 percent from 0.7 percent. (Table 2)
NOTE For more information on the statement of intent to register data, please contact Carla Ferri, University of California director of admissions, at (510) 987-9565.