Latinos Are the Largest Group Admitted to the UC System's Freshman Class

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times reports that for the first time, Latinos are officially the largest group of prospective students accepted into the University of California school system for fall 2020.

This is part of the most diverse first-year UC class ever admitted, according to preliminary data released Thursday.

The report states that Latino students slightly eclipsed Asian American students for the first time. They now make up 36% of the 79,953 California students offered admission. Additionally, Asian Americans make up 35%, white students 21% and Black students 5%.

Overall, offers to California freshmen from underrepresented groups increased by 16% from last year, while the proportion of low-income students grew to 44%, up from 40%, according to a news release.

Out of all the University of California campuses, UC Berkeley saw the biggest jump in admission offers to underrepresented minority students.

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