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Asian- Americans and UC Berkeley ?

dude23dude23 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
Hello Guys ,

I am an international student at CCC. I would like to ask about acceptance rate of asian-american students to UC Berkeley. Why their acceptance rate is highest rate any other ethnicity ? It is very interesting because we are (international students) paying triple tuition but schools have SO LIMITED seats for us. It is very painful.

Freshman admission data 2012-13
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Replies to: Asian- Americans and UC Berkeley ?

  • GiveMeReasonGiveMeReason Registered User Posts: 309 Member
    All the California public colleges cannot use ethnicity when considering admissions. So the Asian population at UC Berkeley is HIGH, perhaps one of the highest in the nation. I think it is around 40%. And since UC Berkeley is looking a budget shortfall, they are starting a accept more international students for money :)
  • dude23dude23 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    Dude I hope you are right but really this link is hurted me A LOT ! My bestfriend is asian-american and he is really nice dude but when I see UC Berkeley's acceptance rate statistic, I felt so bad. I said to myself "You have no chance to get in this dream school".

    I wish I could born as an asian-american for get in to UC Berkeley :( !

  • RickfoopRickfoop Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    The fact that there is a high percentage of asians at UC Berkeley does not mean that they get into the school more easily. UC Berkeley is race blind, and so those that are accepted are accepted on the basis of their merit only. And is it happens, Asians are generally more qualified, and so are accepted in higher numbers.
  • dude23dude23 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    Rick, have you checked my links that I shared in two posts ? Check them after write to here "UC Berkeley is race blind". How can you believe in it ?
  • Pat1120Pat1120 Registered User Posts: 605 Member
    UCB is race blind. Your statistics are not enough information to conclude otherwise, due to the fact that it does not show their qualifications. As Rick said, Asians are often more qualified than other races applying.
  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    If you're full pay and have decent credentials, you have a great shot.
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