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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

News in Brief: UC Davis hits record high for freshman applications

Fall 2015 applicants reach nearly 80,000

UC Davis prospective student applications hit a record high number of 79,930 for the Fall 2015. Since last year, freshman applications have increased by 6.8 percent and transfer applications have increased by 6.5 percent, according to UC Davis admissions statistics.

The number of California resident applications in the pool of undergraduate applications grew by 3.3 percent for this upcoming fall. Likewise, the number of out of state applications increased by 16.3 percent and the number of international applications grew by 19.5 percent.

Since 2000, UC Davis has experienced a 157 percent increase of undergraduate applications. The campus is looking at a long-term plan that would increase undergraduate population by 5,000 students by 2020. The initiative looks to substantially increase the number of applicants from within California, out-of-state and from the international community.

“Prospective students and their families throughout California, the nation and the world understand the unique opportunities available at UC Davis,” said Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi in an article appearing on UC Davis Dateline. “Our record number of applications is testament to the world-class education they know awaits them here.”

 Graphic by Jennifer Wu.

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