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Show me the numbers

Richard Thompson, Cal alumnus Korea
Tuesday April 09, 2002



Cal admitted 208 fewer applicants to the freshman class, a 2.7 percent decline from last year. Also, very few white males are getting in--more than two percent less than last year. They made up well over half the undergraduate population when I started Cal. Now, they're practically extinct--about 15 percent--from four times that percentage previously.  

There's no mention of any kind of minorities in the Daily Planet article, except the "underrepresented" kind. It's difficult to sort out, since the number of applicants isn't mentioned either.  



Richard Thompson,  

Cal alumnus