Lawmakers approved, and the governor signed, legislation to allow UC Berkeley to admit all the new students it planned to this fall, undoing a judge’s enrollment cap.
Legislators introduced a bill, which may become law as soon as next week, to invalidate a judge’s ruling capping enrollment at 2020-21 levels.
More than 128,100 students applied for acceptance to the fall 2022 freshman class, a 13% increase over last year’s record-breaking number.
Out-of-state UC students are having a bad year. The Legislature made plans to have the UC enroll fewer of them to make way for more in-state students. Meanwhile, tuition is going up $8,000 for future out-of-state students.
An Alameda County judge ruled that campus must study the impacts of its growth before it expands any further.