After Outcry, University of California Increases In-State Admission Offers
The University of California said it has increased admission offers to California freshmen by more than 15 percent for the fall 2016 semester while also reducing offers to international students at two of its prestigious campuses.
The numbers are likely to help defuse a controversy sparked by accusations that the university has rejected Californians in favor of nonresidents. A state audit released in March stoked criticism of the university system for its pursuit of out-of-state and international students — who pay significantly higher tuition — part of an increasingly controversial national trend in which public universities rely on nonresident tuition to help fill budget gaps left by declining state appropriations. The audit said the university had put California students, particularly minorities, at a disadvantage, which the university system denied.