LOS ANGELES, Calif.–UCLA offered admission to 15,560 prospective freshman for fall 2011, out of a record 61,515 applicants, the university announced today.
Of the admitted applicants, 44.9 percent are Asian/Asian-American, 32.1 percent are white, 15.5 percent are Latino/Chicano, 3.4 percent are Black and 0.6 percent are Native American.
The prospective freshmen have an average GPA of 4.3.
“Each year, we are deeply impressed with the quality of our applicants, and this year even more so,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. “The overwhelming majority of the students who applied were well-qualified to attend UCLA, so making these decisions was painstaking. But now we are privileged to be able to look forward to a freshman class that will carry on the fine traditions of UCLA for academic excellence, talent and community service.”
About one-third of the prospective freshmen are expected to actually enroll. The deadline for enrollment is May 1. According to the university, the freshman class is expected to be the largest ever at UCLA and will include a larger number of non-resident students.
Non-California residents pay roughly $34,500 in tuition, while residents pay about $11,600. More than 10,000 of the admitted students have already been notified that they are eligible for financial aid, according to the university.
Across the UC system, 10.7 percent of those offered admission are from outside California, compared to 8.7 percent last year and 7.6 percent the year before. International students make up 7.4 percent of the group, up from 5.3 percent last year and 4 percent in 2009.