The University of California is admitting fewer students with below-average SAT scores.From the LA Times:
Overall, the 2004 figures show, 51% of applicants with SAT scores of 1000 or below were offered a place by at least one UC campus, compared to 63% the year before.
At the same time, 89% of students with SAT scores above 1400 were accepted, up from 88% than a year earlier. In all, 8,359 such students were admitted in 2004, an increase of about 5% from the previous year.
At Berkeley, 43% of applicants with SAT scores above 1400 were turned down in 2004, compared to 48% in 2003.
A year ago, a UC regent issued a critical report questioning why the elite campuses — Berkeley and UCLA — were admitting low-scoring applicants while rejecting high-scoring students.