Monday, January 24, 2011

UC Berkeley Sees Record-High Number of Applications

By Ellen Cushing
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Even with the UC system facing budget cuts left and right, UC Berkeley saw a record number of applicants this year, the Daily Cal reported today, citing a report released by the Office of the President earlier this month.

According to the Daily Cal, the University received a total of 142,235 freshman and transfer applications for this fall, which is a a 6.1 percent increase from last year. The University's announcement came just a day after President Mark Yudof announced that the University would have to reject some 20,000-30,000 eligible applicants as a result of funding cuts.

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