State auditor finds dozens of improper college admissions

The University of California (UC) improperly admitted dozens of students based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff, the state auditor announced last Tuesday, write Madeline Holcombe and Alexandra Meeks for CNN.

The audit conducted on the University of California’s admissions process found UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara unfairly admitted a total of 64 applicants between 2013 and 2019.

“By admitting 64 non-competitive applicants, the university undermined the fairness and integrity of its admissions process and deprived more qualified students of the opportunity for admission,” California State Auditor Elaine Howle said in a statement. “The university has also failed to ensure that campuses fairly and consistently treat the thousands of prospective students who apply each year.”
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