In-state students getting squeezed out at public universities

Stefanie Botelho's picture

In her 18 years as a counselor at California high schools, Kirsten Barnes has seen hundreds of seniors apply for college. But few were as qualified as this one.

The student had a near-perfect grade point average, took the maximum number of advanced placement classes, joined extracurricular clubs and was in the National Honor Society.

But the University of California at Berkeley turned her down.

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