April 6, 1998
University of California campuses have released their admissions results for the fall 1998 freshman class.
The following is a media advisory issued by UCSC's Public Information Office regarding the campus's admissions results.
By Elizabeth M. Irwin
The University of California, Santa Cruz, has announced the release of letters of admission to freshmen applying to enter UCSC in fall 1998. Issuance of letters of admission is an early step in the process leading to actual enrollments of students next September. Among UC-eligible freshman applicants admitted to Santa Cruz, there is an increase of underrepresented students (8.4 percent/148). Moreover, these admitted students reflect higher levels of academic achievement in SAT scores and GPA compared to those admitted last year.
"We had projected a downturn of 109 underrepresented minorities for this entering class, due to the implementation of the UC Regents' SP1 and Prop. 209," noted associate vice chancellor for enrollment management/director of admissions J. Michael Thompson. "Now, we anticipate at least maintaining the same numbers of underrepresented students when the fall class is finalized--and that fact underscores the effective and creative effort of the entire campus to continue our traditions of excellence and inclusion."
Among specific outreach activities to prospective freshmen are the following:
(Note: Final actual enrollment figures are available only at the end of the following five-step process. Although there may be benchmark indicators at the various steps, the most significant number--the actual enrollment--results from the final matriculation in fall of each year.)
|American Indian/Alaska Native||96||82||17.1|
|Latino/Other Spanish American||347||333||4.2|
|Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander||2,169||2,021||7.3|
|Decline to State||1,709||562||204.1|
For admissions totals released by other UC campuses, go to the University of California home page at http://www.ucnewswire.org/ucopnews.htm.
For comments about admissions at UC Berkeley and UCLA, go to statements by UC President Richard C. Atkinson and Regents Chairman Meredith J. Khachigian.
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