"The scandal involving admissions at the University of California has gotten worse since Tuesday, when the state auditor released a report that was harshly critical of UC -- and in particular its Berkeley campus -- for 'improper influence in admissions decisions.' The report says the university system "has not treated applicants fairly or consistently." And the report made clear that the scandal was not just about Varsity Blues.
The audit is based on a review of the university's campuses at Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara from 2013-14 through 2018-19. In that time those campuses admitted 22 applicants as athletes 'even though the students did not have the athletic qualifications to compete at the university,' the audit stated. Berkeley was found to have admitted 42 students, 'most of whom were referred to the admissions office because of their families’ histories as donors or because they were related or connected to university staff, even though their records did not demonstrate competitive qualifications for admission.'" ...https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/09/28/university-california-admissions-scandal-worsens