I was looking at Berkeley's student breakdown and apparently, 93% of all freshmen are from California. Does this mean that Berkeley doesn't admit many freshman from outside California, or do they not receive many applicants from outside California? Do out of state applicants have a harder time getting in?
Also, their admit rate is approximately only 24%. Does anyone here know why its so low? Its lower than schools that are arguably better then it (Chicago, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Emory, etc.) Is it because hoards of students from California apply, even if they are vastly under qualified?
I'm totally confused. Please help. Thanks