Global reach: recruitment abroad
Oct. 27, 2011
In a time of diminishing state funds and higher tuition costs, UCLA is expanding its recruitment of out-of-state and international students, a strategy that helps the university's financial circumstances and improves the its competitiveness on a global scale. While nonresident applications already consistently grow from year to year, the past year marks the first university effort to actively seek out these students.
Over the past several years, the international applicant pool has expanded significantly, doubling from about 2,800 to 5,700 over the last four years. Countries such as China and South Korea have exploded, together representing more than 60 percent of last year's applicants. Looking at data provided by UCLA Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, the Daily Bruin mapped out the changes in the applicant pool from fall 2008 to 2011. The size of the circles, as well as the color changes, represent an increase or decrease in applicants from the year before. Click on the years below to explore.
Select a year to explore the trends in undergraduate freshman admissions over time.
Hover and click on any of the top 10 countries (outside the U.S.) to view country-specific statistics: China, South Korea, India, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Thailand.
717 applicants +73% increase in applicants from previous year 130 admitted 36 enrolled 1,085 applicants +16% increase in applicants from previous year 185 admitted 17 enrolled 310 applicants +40% increase in applicants from previous year 95 admitted 17 enrolled 237 applicants -0.4% increase in applicants from previous year 54 admitted 15 enrolled 184 applicants +23% decrease in applicants from previous year 19 admitted 11 enrolled 120 applicants +97% decrease in applicants from previous year 24 admitted 4 enrolled 67 applicants 0% no change in applicants from previous year 7 admitted 1 enrolled 63 applicants 0% no change in applicants from previous year 10 admitted 1 enrolled 39 applicants -18% increase in applicants from previous year 3 admitted 1 enrolled 41 applicants +3% increase in applicants from previous year 6 admitted 3 enrolled