The University of California San Diego (UCSD) admitted a record 40,075 students for the upcoming fall 2016 semester, making the selection from a crop of 84,209 freshman and 18,487 transfer applicants.
The total number of freshman admitted grew by 3,773 students compared to last year, while the transfer student total increased by 1,652.
UCSD also saw an increase in class diversity, with a 46.2 percent increase in diversity among incoming freshman and a 30.7 percent rise among transfers.
In the case of new freshmen, Mexican American students saw the largest increase in representation from last year at 58 percent. African American students saw the second-biggest growth at 38 percent, followed by Latino students at 28 percent.
Among transfers, the African American student population grew the most with a 46 percent increase from 2015. The number of Native American students grew by 31 percent, followed by Latinos at 30 percent and Mexican Americans at 27 percent.
“We are pleased to welcome this exceptional new class of students,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “These talented new scholars will carry on UC San Diego’s tradition of pushing boundaries and challenging expectations in order to make our world a better place.”
UCSD will also see more first-generation students on campus in the fall.