A "Burning Man" participant holds up his arms as the wooden man effigy is burned at the conclusion of the week-long "Burning Man Festival" 06 September in the Black Rock Desert in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada. More than 15,000 people congregated at this man-made town in the desert to celebrate radical, creative self-expression.  AFP PHOTO   Mike NELSON/mn (MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Burning Man Ticket Lottery Leaves Loyal ‘Burners’ Out In The Cold

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.


UC Berkeley

SF Appeals Court Hears Challenge To UC Affirmative Action Ban

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

Stanford Accepts First Batch Of Students For Early Admission

Stanford University has accepted its first batch of students for the Class of 2016, admission officials said Friday.


San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

San Jose State Dorms Cannot Accommodate Huge Freshman Class

An enrollment boom at San Jose State University has resulted in a shortage of about 250 rooms for returning students, university officials said.


UC Berkeley

University Of California Lures Out-Of-State Freshmen Who Pay Higher Tuition

One of every seven students enrolled at the University of California this fall will be a freshman from out of state who will pay an extra $23,000 in tuition.


UC Berkeley, Cal

Fewer California Freshmen At UC; Out-Of-State Admissions Soar

The rate of out-of-state students being offered admission jumped to more than 60 percent this year from about 51 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2009.


UC Berkeley

UC To Expand Individualized Review Of Applications

The University of California is expanding use of an undergraduate admissions process that evaluates students’ academic achievement in the context of their background and life experiences.

CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011

UC Berkeley

UC Receives Record Number Of Undergraduate Applications

Despite big tuition hikes, the University of California again received a record number of undergraduate applications for the fall, driven by sharp increases from out-of-state and international students, school officials said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–01/14/2011

Stanford University

Undergradute Applications On The Rise At Stanford

Undergraduate applications to Stanford University are on the rise, according to the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admission.

CBS San Francisco–01/14/2011

More Bad News for Hopeful SJSU Students

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) San Jose State University officials have announced that for the second year in a row, the school will not accept new admissions for the 2011 spring semester.