But, if you live in one of the other 49 states, it is getting easier to get admitted to the University of California. According to a new report from the LA Times, 18.1% of students accepted this year were from outside California. Just two years ago only 11.6% of accepted students were from outside the state.
At Berkeley 31% of acceptance offers went to out state students while almost 30% of acceptances at UCLA were out state.
The reason for this substantial increase in the number of out state acceptances is the need for increased revenue at the universities. Out state tuition at the UC system is about the same as the tuition at the top private colleges.
While this is bad news if you live in California, for students who are willing to pay $50,000 a year to attend one of the UC campuses, this is good news. Whether it is a good idea to pay that kind of money when the UC system is cutting back on teachers and increasing already large class sizes is a matter of opinion.