UC San Diego receives record number of applications

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The University of California San Diego has received a record number of applications for the Fall 2018 semester.

The university said Thursday that it had received 97,670 freshmen applications and 18,782 transfer applications.

UCSD saw a 10 percent increase among freshman and six percent increase in transfer applications compared to last year.

According to the school, the diversity of applicants also increased at the California freshman level. Native American applicants increased 11 percent, Latino and Mexican-American applicants increased by 10 percent and African American applicants increased by eight percent compared to Fall of 2017.

“We are pleased to receive a record number of applications from so many diverse and talented young scholars,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “As a university constantly pushing the frontiers of knowledge to benefit society, UC San Diego continues to attract the best and the brightest students who make up our vibrant campus community.”

UC San Diego also said they receive more applications from women than from men, with 51 percent of applicants being female.

The university said it has the second highest number of applicants among the University of California campuses.

UC San Diego says it’s currently reviewing applications for admission and will release application decisions by Spring of 2018.

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