UC application statistics by ethnicity

Ben Welsh filed this request with the University of California of California.


From: Ben Welsh

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I request the total number of UC applications received by ethnicity for each year beginning with 2013-14 up to the most recent year. This should using the “Southwest Asian/North African" category added to the ethnicity portion in 2013-14, as documented in the following article. http://www.dailycal.org/2013/05/27/uc-to-introduce-new-category-for-southwest-asian-and-north-african-students-in-2013-2014-undergraduate-application/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Ben Welsh

From: University of California

Mr. Welsh;

Please make sure that all future communications related to this request are sent to pra@ucop.edu<mailto:pra@ucop.edu> and not to General Counsel Charles Robinson. Sending emails to General Counsel Robinson may delay your request and the University’s response time.

This is to acknowledge your California Public Records Act request below. Appropriate UC Office of the President offices are being notified of your request. Records identified as responsive to your request will be reviewed, and made available for your access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy. The estimated date of production is eight weeks.

Although the requested records have not yet been fully gathered and reviewed, it is possible that the requested material may contain information exempt from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act. However, this is not a determination that the requested records are necessarily exempt from disclosure. This office will provide you with a status update after the requested records have been thoroughly reviewed.

For your information, the California Public Records Act allows agencies to make records available “upon payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication.” (Government Code Section 6253(b)). In the event that copy costs are assessed for your CPRA request, prepayment is required before release of public records.

Thank you,

UCOP Public Records
UC Office of the President
1111 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94607

From: University of California

Dear Mr. Welsh,
The information you requested (disaggregated data) can be found here: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/disaggregated-data
The admission data are on the third tab of the report.
We consider this matter closed.