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2009 Berkeley Applications

VolleyballDadVolleyballDad Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
I was told by a sports recruiter that Berkeley received over 86000 applications for this year. That's insane. They were expecting about 55000. Don't know how they will be able to read this many. Crazy.
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Replies to: 2009 Berkeley Applications

  • bartlebybartleby Registered User Posts: 1,222 Senior Member
    I highly doubt that, if we're only looking at undergraduate apps.
  • VolleyballDadVolleyballDad Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    No its true. The applications are done by numbers and the recruiting coordinator needs to keep track of the application number for each recruit. The numbers reached over 86k. She also knows the readers as well and also does the interviewing for the Alumni Scholarships. She's been working in and around Cal for over 20 years. She knows what is going on, so I'm sure it's true.
  • R-DNAR-DNA Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    blast it....
  • shalala_lala_lashalala_lala_la Registered User Posts: 378 Member
    i googled berkeley undergrad application record and it seems like they get many more each year =[
  • celsius_233celsius_233 Registered User Posts: 281 Junior Member
    dang i feel bad for the class of 09...
  • sofla951sofla951 Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    I'll have to read this to believe it but it may be true if your including transfer applications. 86000 UG would be insane!.......but crazier things have happened.
  • TheBlackLanternTheBlackLantern Registered User Posts: 772 Member
    i am not getting into cal no more.
  • LeftistHominidLeftistHominid Registered User Posts: 3,803 Senior Member
    Bad economy = people begin to realize education is a good thing = more people apply for college = more people end up getting in = classes get fuller = people take five years instead of four = people come out in more debt than usually = ...

    replace all =s with right pointing arrows.
  • UCBChemEGradUCBChemEGrad Registered User Posts: 10,277 Senior Member
    ^ You mean like this, "=>" ;)
  • killthefifikillthefifi Registered User Posts: 414 Member
    The 86,000 stat does sound reasonable, as bad as it may seem...
    With the crappy economy, who want's to pay to go to an expensive OOS school?
    California residents are more likely to just apply to the number one public school in the nation, which also conveniently offers cheap tuition.

    Now us OOS-ers have an advantage, because no one in their right mind (besides us) would pay the KILLER 45+k a year to attend Berkeley.
    Why pay so much, when you could just go local?

    And since Berkeley maintains a 10% non-california-resident makeup, with the dwindling out of state applicants, there's less people vying for one of those 10% spots.
  • LeftistHominidLeftistHominid Registered User Posts: 3,803 Senior Member
    ^I think the state legislature and the ad comms would have no problem reducing the OoS seats if the IS applications sky rocket.

    Going to college/grad school/prof. school is a good way to avoid a ****ty economy because you come out far more marketable.

    Hopefully by c. 2020 after I finish graduate school plus Post Doc. the economy could be decent.
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