Skip to comments.Asian-Americans Largest Percentage Of UC Freshman Class
Posted on 04/19/2006 8:30:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The number of freshman heading off to college this fall in the University of California system will be at an all-time high.
Asian-Americans top the list of freshman with 19,896.
U-C officials say more than 55-thousand students who applied were accepted, a new record for the system.
This fall's record admission beat last year's, which was also a record, by about ten percent.
Officials say a relatively stable state funding situation meant U-C was able to follow a tradition of finding a place somewhere in the system for all students who met eligibility requirements.
Students have until May First to decide if they want to enroll.
A breakdown of the 2006 in-state freshman admissions:
Asian-American: 19,896 students, 36 percent
White: 19,685, 35.6 percent
Hispanic: 9,750, 17.6 percent
Black: 1,880 students, 3.4 percent
Other: 967, 1.8 percent
American Indian: 344 students, 0.6 percent
Decline to state: 2,720, 4.9 percent
Source: University of California. Numbers are preliminary and do not add exactly to 100 percent due to rounding.
Good for them!
The 0.4% difference between Asian and White is much smaller than the 4.9% who declined to state their race/ethnicity. So, NBC should not state with such confidence that Asians comprise a larger share than Whites among the accepted applicants (and since the deadline hasn't passed, they really cannot be sure about the demographics of the entering Freshman class).
Besides, the term 'Asian' must be defined. In Britain, a person from the Subcontinent is 'Asian'.
But I thought getting rid of racial preferences in admission meant UC was going to be an all-white's club (sarcasm)
I just noticed something! How did it end up being "Asian American" but "Black" in the category and not "African American" or simply "Asian"?
To a Texan, I could understand how that might not be sarcasm but here in CA, eventual Asian-student demographic domination in the system has been a forgone conclusion if you're at all familiar with UC campuses with Berkeley being prime example.
What's shocking about it? Asians study. There's no way there any less bright on average than whites. There are quite a few Asian-Americans in CA. Add that up, and you get a high fraction of Asians attending the U CA system. Also, CA's system is strongest in the hard sciences, where Asians are most likely to excell (first generation English speaker being no handicap, for instance).
They bust their asses, particularly with respect to education, and they are the only racial group more discriminated against in admissions than WASPs. I wish them all the best, they're willing to work for it.
I've never heard it any different in the U.S., have you?
Hispanic is not a race. What box would a student from Spain check?
Asians are (generally speaking) more intelligent than those of European extraction...that coupled with hard work..and dedication to education excellence make them better students
than all other races...
The Boston Latin School.which requires an exam,has a large percentage of Asians.
They work very hard,they don't play the victim,they don't use the race card,and they don't whine.
In Britian they call the Indians and Pakistanis Asians.
Here in the US we usually use it for Chinese,Japanese, etc.
If we wanted to get really technical,the Israelis are Asians.
Asian success in America shows that we aren't as racist as we're made out to be by the left wingers.
Of course a growing number of liberals I've heard want to categorize asian americans with white males. As people who exploit poor groups of people.
Well the word 'white' includes many different groups as well including most all from mid-east
Amazing what freedom can do to some people.
Last time I checked, the subcontinent was part of Asia.
And that, my friends, is a load of horse dung. It's beyond meaningless to talk about intelligence as a racial thing. There's a lot more genetic variation within "races" (race is a suspect concept in and of itself) than there is between them, and to the extent that there are differences in performance, they're culture-dependent.