More than 14,000 students were offered admission to UC berkeley for the 2013-2014 freshmen class.
The admitted class includes national debating champions, competitors and winners in national and worldwide robotics tournaments, world champions in martial arts and equestrian events, a musician awarded the top prize in an international Bach competition and an Olympic champion according to a relase from the campus news center. There is also a set of triplets.
In total, 14,103 students have been offered admission to the 2013-14 freshman class, following a record-high 67,665 freshman applications.
This year’s admissions rate — the percentage of applications that resulted in offers of admission — is 20.8 percent, comparable to the last year's rate of 21.1 percent.
Admissions officials say both the academic strength of the class remains high: an average unweighted GPA of 3.90, average weighted GPA of 4.37 and average SAT score of 2077. They add that UC Berkeley also continues to offer admission to students from a broad cross-section of backgrounds, interests, cultures, communities and experiences.
Students have until May 1 to submit to the university a Statement of Intent to Register, the formal acceptance of the admission offer.
Of the more than 14,000 students recently offered admission, approximately 4,350 students are expected to enroll for fall 2013 and another 900 in spring 2014, which are numbers comparable to targets in place for 2012-13.
Among those admitted, California residents represent the largest portion, with more than 9,100 offered admission.
The admitted class also includes about 3,300 students from 53 U.S. states and territories.
To find out more data and information about the 2013-14 admitted class, read the News Center release here. And for more detailed data on the 2013-14 admitted class, please see the UC Berkeley admissions charts.