Data released Monday shows that just under 70 percent of California freshman applicants were granted admission for fall 2011. That number is down from 71.7 percent in 2010 and 72.6 percent in 2009.
On the flip side, the rate of out-of-state students being offered admission jumped to more than 60 percent in 2011 from about 51 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2009.
The admission rate is also up for international students applying as freshman in 2011. The university offered admission to about 64 percent of international freshman applicants, up from around 53 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2009.
University officials said the number of applications for fall 2011 was the highest in university history.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.