“At UC Berkeley, 61,661 students applied for freshman admission, a record number of applications and an increase from the 52,920 students who applied for 2011-12. UC Berkeley officials pointed out that while record numbers of students have applied to UC Berkeley each year for many years, the 16 percent increase is a significant jump for a one-year period.

The new pool of UC Berkeley applicants has a mean unweighted GPA of 3.6, the same as the 2011-12 applicant pool, and a mean SAT I total score of 1909, up from 1906 the previous year.”

–Janet Gilmore. “Freshman Applications Increase Dramatically.” UC Berkeley News Center. Jan. 12, 2012. Web.

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