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UCLA Sets College Application Record
More than any other four-year school
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 1, 2013 4:57 AM CST
UCLA has received some 90,000 undergrad applications for the fall.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It sounds like UCLA is this year's hottest ticket. The school has received a record 99,559 undergraduate applications for Fall 2013, up 8.8% over the year prior. For comparison's sake, the New York Times points out that's greater than the population of Santa Monica. And, according to the school, that's the biggest number to apply to any US four-year university. (Note: 19,087 of those applications came from transfer students.)

The news comes as the Times releases a chart of more than 100 schools' application rates this year, which reveals that "the competitive nature of college admissions has yet to reach a tipping point," Tanya Abrams writes. Many of the colleges surveyed have seen a boost in early admissions and international applications. Another interesting first: The University of California this year got more freshman applications from Latinos than from any other ethnic group.

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Feb 2, 2013 12:04 AM CST
So we'll have a whole bunch more people working jobs that no degree is necessary for and they will be in debt up to their ears.
Feb 1, 2013 11:28 AM CST
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: No Alternatives for Affirmative Action is good for Asians and whites enrollments with REAL academic quality. Put money for Sciences & Technology and Medical Sciences studies; this UCLA does not need to offer more cultural studies but shifting to other UC campuses, accept more Post-doctorate fellowship from Texas A&M University system's graduates can do more for good.
Feb 1, 2013 7:07 AM CST
Wow. Latino applicants passed the number 2 ethnic group, Asian. (White has been 3rd for a couple of years now.)