UC enrolling more new students from other states and nations

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The number of new UC students from other states and nations will continue to increase this fall, extending a trend that university officials say is financially necessary but critics say is changing the nature of a beloved state institution.

The percentage of all new UC freshman who come from outside California is expected to be 20.2 percent, up from 18.3 percent last year and 15.5 percent the year before, according to preliminary data based on students’ statements that they will enroll.

Among the nine UC undergraduate campuses, the percentages are the highest at UCLA with 30.1 percent, UC Berkeley with 29.8 percent and UC San Diego with 28.4 percent. The lowest shares were at UC Merced with 1.2% and UC Riverside with 6.9 percent.

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