Thursday, February 09, 2006

UC Davis UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATIONS UP 6 PERCENT to almost 40,000 applications

University of California, Davis
February 7, 2006


Almost 40,000 high school seniors, prospective transfer students and others applied to study at the University of California, Davis, for fall 2006 -- a 6.1 percent increase over fall 2005.

Systemwide, UC applications are up 6.6 percent overall, from 100,138 for fall 2005 to 106,784 for fall 2006.

A total of 39,936 students applied to study at UC Davis for fall 2006, compared with 37,656 applicants for fall 2005. There are 32,611 applicants for freshman status this fall, for an 8.6 percent increase from last year's 30,016. A total of 7,325 applicants are seeking to transfer from another college or university, for a 4.1 percent decrease over last fall's 7,640.

For fall 2006, UC Davis is aiming to enroll about 4,850 new freshmen directly from high school and about 1,755 new transfer students.

Freshman applicants by ethnicity

A total of 30,650 California high school students applied for freshman status at UC Davis in 2006, compared with 28,346 for fall 2005. Those from traditionally underrepresented groups -- African American, American Indian and Chicano/Latino -- increased 11.2 percent. For fall 2006, they account for 17.6 percent, or 5,404, of all California high school applicants, compared with 17.1 percent for students who applied to study at UC Davis for fall 2005.

All ethnic groups experienced increases this year: African American, from 1,025 last year to 1,141 this year, or 11.3 percent; American Indian, from 152 last year to 201 this year, or 32.2 percent; Asian American, from 9,484 to 10,972, or 15.7 percent; Chicano/Latino, from
3,682 to 4,062, or 10.3 percent; Filipino American, from 1,255 to 1,293, or 3 percent; and White/other, from 11,223 to 11,438, or 1.9 percent.

Students for whom an ethnicity is missing increased from 1,525 to 1,543, or 1.2 percent.

Transfer applicants

A total of 5,873 domestic applicants are seeking to transfer from a California community college this year, compared with 6,187 last year. Those from traditionally underrepresented groups account for
17.6 percent, compared with 16.4 percent last year.

Pamela Burnett, director of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Davis, says community college enrollment declined, and, with the exception of UC Berkeley, all UC campuses saw a decrease in transfer applications.

Offers of admission

Applicants will be notified of admission decisions beginning in mid-March. They can review the status of their application online at <>.

UC Davis applications generally reflect trends in UC systemwide data.
Statistics for the system are available at <>.

Media contact(s):
* Pamela Burnett, Undergraduate Admissions, (530) 752-3018,
* Julia Ann Easley, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-8248,

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