UCLA had 119,000 people apply this year, the top 1.5% get invited to apply for the UCLA Regents scholarship. My son got invited to apply meaning he is in the top 1.5%. He only was offered the Deans Scholarship at Northeastern. Northeastern is a great school and everyone accepted there should be excited to be going, however, it us ranked about 20 spots below UCLA on USNWR. How can you be top 1.5% at UCLA and only a Deans scholar at NU? Just shows how random this process is. Northeastern didn't offer enough money and their actual EFC was over $10,000/year more than their net calculator estimated so my son won't be attending. Anyways, congratulations to all who got accepted.