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University of California Admitted Dozens of Less Qualified but Well-Connected Students, State Auditor Finds – The Wall Street Journal


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University of California Admitted Dozens of Less Qualified but Well-Connected Students, State Auditor Finds – The Wall Street Journal

The University of California system admitted dozens of applicants with connections to donors and employees over better qualified candidates in recent years, the state’s auditor said Tuesday. Between 2013 and 2018, four campuses—Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego—admitted 64 students who were rated lower by admissions readers than rejected applicants, but who had…

The University of California system admitted dozens of applicants with connections to donors and employees over better qualified candidates in recent years, the state’s auditor said Tuesday.

Between 2013 and 2018, four campuses—Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego—admitted 64 students who were rated lower by admissions readers than rejected applicants, but who had money or ties to decision-makers, the audit found.

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