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UC Davis admitting more nonresident students

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April 21, 2011 |

Getting into UC Davis continues to grow more challenging for in-state students.

Out-of-state and international students, meanwhile, are gaining admission at higher and higher rates.

According to admissions data released this week, 43 percent of California applicants have been offered admission to UCD for fall 2011 — down from 45 percent in 2010 and 46 percent in 2009.

By comparison, 75 percent of out-of-state and international applicants have been offered admission. That’s up from 49 percent in 2010 and 46 percent in 2009.

The shift reflects the UC Board of Regents’ call to increase the number of nonresident students, who pay about $23,000 more per year, in the face of ongoing state budget cuts.

It also dovetails with UCD’s vision statement, finalized last year, which calls for upping the number of international students as part of an effort to expand the university’s global reach.

UCD says it offered admission to higher percentages of nonresident applicants because history shows lower percentages of nonresidents enroll. The campus projects it actually will enroll 340 nonresident freshmen, an increase of 200.

UCD did not set a goal of admitting a specific number of nonresident students, said Lora Jo Bossio, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and interim director of undergraduate admissions.

“We looked at all our nonresidents, whether they were international or domestic nonresidents, and admitted students who met all the criteria and would be successful here,” she said.

Their greater numbers are a product of a new holistic review approach to admissions UCD tried as part of a pilot program to enroll more nonresidents, she said. Under it, life experiences and educational opportunities are considered as well as a student’s grades and test scores.

Said Bossio, “A lot of the criteria that we used was very California-specific — things that California students knew a lot more about and were more a part of their reality growing up, because their counselors, everybody knows what it takes to be admitted to UC.

“If you’re out-of-state or international, you don’t have the benefit of understanding all of that. There are different situations going on. So we wanted to look in the context of where those students were coming from.”

The approach is similar to the admissions process in use at UCLA and UC Berkeley for all students. Under a plan approved by the regents in January, UCD and other campus also will begin scoring applicants’ entire files starting next year.

Bossio said that adding nonresidents to the campus increases “diversity of thought, diversity of experience.”

“(It opens) up a global world to all students because you’re being exposed to students who come from different backgrounds than you do,” she said. “The conversations in the classroom will be richer.”

UCD is quick to point out that it also offered admission to 438 more Californians than last year, as well.

Officials say the increased revenue generated by nonresident tuition will go toward support academics, including the hiring and retention of faculty, and services for all students.

Overall, UCD admitted 21,074 students of the 45,825 who applied to be freshmen, or 46 percent. Last year, the campus admitted 44.9 percent: 19,460 of 43,315 applicants.

Of those offered admission, 86.5 percent are Californians, 6.5 percent are out-of-state students and 7.1 percent are international students. In 2010, 4.5 percent of admitted freshmen were from out of state, 4.2 percent from outside of the country.

The number of admitted students who stated their ethnicity as American Indian, African-American and Chicano/Latino students increased this year by about 8.5 percent, from 3,877 to 4,205.

UCD offered a place on a waiting list for 5,900 would-be freshmen. More than 2,200 chose to be added to the list.

Last year, UCD offered admission to about 600 of 1,500 students on its waiting list. About 350 enrolled last fall.

UCD’s goal, based on state funding, is to enroll 4,704 freshmen and 2,810 transfer students. Last fall, it enrolled 4,504 freshmen and 2,778 transfer students.

A campus projection places total enrollment for fall, including graduate students and students at the UC Davis Medical Center and other locations away from the Davis campus, at 32,455, an increase of 0.5 percent.

Systemwide, UC received a record 106,000 applications. Of those, 72,432 have been admitted, according to a news release from the UC Office of the President.

Californians account for 59,288 of those admitted, or 81 percent. That number is expected to rise through wait lists.

More than 12,000 UC-eligible students who did not receive an admissions offer from a campus they applied to will be offered admission to UC Merced.

Systemwide, the percentage of admitted California residents from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups increased from to 28.3 to 30.8 percent. About 41 percent of admitted freshmen would be the first in their family to graduate from college and 37 percent are from low-income families, according to UCOP.

Admitted freshmen have until May 1, and admitted transfer students until June 1, to submit their intent to register online at http://myadmissions.ucdavis.edu.

— Reach Cory Golden at cgolden@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8046.

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