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UCR freshman admissions rise by 9.6 percent

UCR freshman admissions rise by 9.6 percent

(April 3, 2001)

The University of California, Riverside has offered admission to 12,981 California students for fall freshman enrollment, an increase of 9.6 percent over last year.

The resulting freshman class from that pool of admitted students could number nearly 3,400, pushing total campus enrollment to 14,400 next fall - up from 13,063 this year. Total enrollment will depend on how many students accept UCR's offer of admission, the number of new transfer students and new graduate students who enroll, and the number of continuing students.

A clearer picture of fall 2001 enrollment will emerge in May, following the May 1 deadline for admitted students who wish to attend UCR next fall as freshmen to file their statements of intent to register.

UCR offered admission to all freshman applicants who met University of California eligibility requirements.

Freshman admissions from all ethnic groups increased over last year - 9.5 percent to 567 for African American students, 7.2 percent to 5,734 for Asian American students, 16.5 percent to 2,101 for Chicano students, 30.8 percent to 560 for Latino students, 17.3 percent to 61 for Native American students, and 7.7 percent to 2,933 for white students.

The figures cited include offers of admission to California residents. They compare figures from March 24, 2000 and March 28, 2001.

"The demand for admission to UCR has grown dramatically over the past several years and the fall 2001 data clearly shows a continuation of that trend," said Jim Sandoval, UCR interim vice for student services and enrollment. "This coming fall we look forward to receiving the largest freshman class in UCR history."

This month, UCR will host a number of activities to further familiarize admitted students with the campus, including receptions hosted by Chancellor Raymond L. Orbach and three "Discover UCR" events on Tuesday, April 10, Wednesday, April 25, and Friday, April 27.

UCR enrollment projections anticipate growth to 22,000 students by the year 2010. More than $130 million in construction is underway now, including the $26 million arts building, $24.2 million entomology building and a $42 million residence hall that will house about 660 students.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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