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UC enrollment reduced due to budget cuts

June 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Freshmen enrollment at University of California campuses is down this year due to budget shortfalls.The statewide public university system says 6.8 percent, or about 2,603 fewer students, will enroll for the fall semester.

The system's nine undergraduate campuses will have 35,435 freshmen this fall.

UC regents had ordered a 6 percent reduction to accommodate budget shortfalls.

At the most competitive campus for new admissions, the acceptance rate at UCLA was just over 21 percent.

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