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Admission Rate Drops For UC Freshmen From California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Getting into the University of California is getting harder for freshmen — unless you’re not from California.

University officials released admissions data Monday showing that just under 70 percent of California freshmen applicants were offered admission for fall 2011. That’s down from 71.7 percent last year and 72.6 percent in 2009.

The rate of out-of-state students being offered admission jumped to more than 60 percent this year from about 51 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2009.

The admission rate also increased for international students applying as freshmen in 2011. The university offered admission to about 64 percent of international freshman applicants, up from around 53 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2009.

Officials say the number of applications for fall 2011 was the highest in university history.

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