UC Merced bucks state trend by accepting fewer students
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- The University of California system announced Tuesday it accepted a record 80 thousand freshman this fall, including a 43 percent increase in students from outside of California who pay higher tuition rates, but it appears UC Merced is bucking that trend.
In fact, UC Merced is unique in that its the only UC campus to accept fewer students this year.
The reason? It was built just 6 years ago and officials say the campus must expand in order to handle more students.
The university is gearing up for Bobcat Day on Saturday, where prospective students will tour the campus.
Officials say construction on student housing is expected to be completed next fall. That's when they plan to open up enrollment to previous levels.
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