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UC San Diego opens door wider for community college transfer students with goal of increasing campus diversity

 
San Diego Union Tribune
 
A record number of students are expected to transfer to UC San Diego this fall — primarily from California community colleges — helping to diversify the student population at the La Jolla campus.

“We deliberately made the decision and are trying to increase the number of transfer students we accept,” said Mae Brown, director of admissions at the University of California San Diego. “These students are important to increasing diversity in the wake of Prop. 209.”

Proposition 209 was the 1996 California ballot initiative that prohibited government agencies, including the University of California, from giving preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity and other characteristics.

Critics of the measure have said it has led to the underrepresentation of non-Asian minorities on UC campuses.
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