UC admission offers up again for nonresidents

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — High school seniors who hoped to be admitted to the University of California for the coming fall had an edge if their resumes included out-of-state addresses.

UC officials reported Thursday that for the third time in as many years, the number of non-Californians offered admission to one of the system’s nine undergraduate campuses has climbed.

A record 82,850 students, or 59 percent of all applicants, have been accepted as freshmen. Of those, nearly 28 percent are from other states or abroad.

The reason more foreign and out-of-state students got in is economics. Nonresidents pay nearly three times more in tuition.

Because not all students who are admitted end up enrolling, it is still too early to say what proportion of the freshman class will come from outside California, officials said.

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