Berkeley, California – A new record has been set at the University of California. According to university officials, a record number of students have applied to the campuses of the University of California for fall 2022 classes.
In comparison to last year, freshmen applications increased by 7,140, or.5 percent, to reach an all-time high of 210,840 for fall 2022, compared to 203,700 for fall 2021, according to the university. California freshman applications have also gone up a lot, with a 3.3% raise from this time last year to now.
Comparing today’s figures to those in 2020, the growth rate is 16.8 percent.
University of California President Michael V. Drake said, “The University of California remains an institution of choice for so many hardworking prospective undergraduates. This diverse group of students has shown their commitment to pursuing higher education, and we are thrilled they want to join us at UC. ”
The University of California’s intensive outreach efforts to California high schools resulted in a significant increase in applications from California freshmen for the fall of 2022 from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as applications from low-income students.