UC's Top Schools Set To Admit More California Students After Budget Deal

Publication: San Francisco Chronicle

The undergraduate student body at the University of California’s most popular campuses — UC Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Diego — is about to get a little more, well, Californian.

Nonresident students will have a tougher time getting into those schools next year after state legislators and Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed on a plan to cap enrollment of out-of-state and international students, starting with the 2022 fall semester.

... Assembly Member Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who chairs the Budget Committee, said the deal will ensure the university system stays dedicated to its core mission to educate undergraduates who already live here, so California doesn’t lose talented minds to other states.

“We know that if students go to UC and graduate from UC, they’re more likely to stay in state and be part of our economy,” he said. “We also know that if they go out of state for school, they may not come back.”