UC San Diego has admitted 38,954 new students out of a record 116,452 applicants for the fall 2018 quarter. Nearly one-third of those admitted would be the first in their family to go to college, according to the admissions officials.
As a result of its efforts to attract diverse students, there was a 7.2 percent increase in first-year-college-student admits at UCSD.
The 38,954 is made up of 29,601 freshman and 9,353 transfer students. The average GPA of the new freshman admits is 4.13.
“These students are our future leaders and innovators who will help us continue to push the boundaries of knowledge, conduct groundbreaking research, and positively impact our planet and global society,” Chancellor Pradeep Khosla said.
The university also made a large push to admit students from Southern California, according to a news release. The campus saw a 55 percent jump in admissions for San Diego-area students.
More than 90 percent of all UCSD transfer admits are from California community colleges.