Supreme Court Ruling Jeopardizes Hope To Overturn Affirmative Action Ban At California Public Universities
The effort to overturn California’s ban on affirmative action at state public universities suffered a severe blow with a Supreme Court decision announced on Tuesday.
UC officials said Friday that the number of students applying to UC’s nine undergraduate campuses rose 8.6 percent to 174,767. That includes freshman and transfer applicants applying for fall 2013.
The University of California is reporting a big jump in the percentage of out-of-state students who have been admitted for undergraduate study.
Local students have been guaranteed admissions to San Jose State for more than 150 years, but that is now changing.
A federal appeals court has upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.
California State University plans to reduce enrollment next year as the 23-campus system grapples with steep cuts in state funding.
According to organizers, there were 80,000 people vying for tickets in this year’s lottery – tens of thousands more than the venue’s 50,000 person capacity.
Lawyers for 46 minority students and a civil rights group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday to allow them to go forward with their challenge to a voter-approved ban on affirmative action in University of California admissions.
Stanford University has accepted its first batch of students for the Class of 2016, admission officials said Friday.
An enrollment boom at San Jose State University has resulted in a shortage of about 250 rooms for returning students, university officials said.