Students Protest Low Number of Black Enrollments at UCLA
Filed in Enrollments on June 8, 2012
A group of more than 25 students held a protest at the admissions office of the University of California at Los Angeles. The students were calling for higher enrollments for underrepresented minority students at UCLA. When the admissions office officially closed for business for the day, 13 students refused to leave the premises, and were arrested by campus police. The protesters were cited for unlawful assembly and released from custody.
Under state law, UCLA is not permitted to consider race in its admissions decisions. This spring, 9,263 students from California were admitted to UCLA. Of this group, 3.8 percent are African Americans and 21.1 percent are Chicano/Latino. Asian Americans made up 45 percent of all admitted students and Whites were 25.8 percent of those admitted.