UCLA Receives Most Freshman Applications of Any U.S. Public College

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With its giant volume of applications from around the state and world, UCLA is once again the toughest UC campus to crack for students who want to enroll in the fall as a freshman.

According to statistics released Thursday, UCLA offered fall 2013 admission to only 17.4% of California residents who applied and to 20.1% of its overall applicants, including those from other states and nations.

As it has for several years, UCLA attracted the most freshman applications -- 80,494 this time -- of any public university in the nation, campus officials said.

UC Berkeley, which received 67,691 applications, had the next-worst odds for freshman admission at UC’s nine undergraduate campuses. Only 21.4% of its in-state applicants were offered freshman admission and the overall rate was 20.8%.

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