LA JOLLA (CNS) - More than 88,000 prospective freshmen applied to UC San Diego this fall, up 5 percent over last year and the second highest among University of California campuses, the school announced today.
"UC San Diego's continued increase in applications is a testament to the university's excellence in research and education, and our efforts to enhance the student experience," said Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. "We are proud to attract top scholars who will contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of UC San Diego's community."
Applications from within the state increased by 7 percent. About a third were from Los Angeles County, according to UCSD.
The number of minority applicants also rose, up 12 percent for African Americans, and 11 percent for Latinos and Mexican Americans.
The most popular majors were in the social sciences, engineering and biology.
UCSD said the applications are under review, with admissions decisions due in the spring.
With an extended deadline, students wishing to transfer to UCSD have until Jan. 3 to apply.