UCLA Reconsiders Its Admissions Policy, Too

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Hoping to admit more minority students, a UCLA committee voted last week to move to a "holistic" admissions system, the Daily Bruin reported. African Americans' presence has fallen at UCLA since 1996, when Californians voted to ban affirmative action in admissions. A "holistic" approach would try to reverse that dip--without making race an explicit factor. That worked at UC-Berkeley, which regularly admits more minority students than its L.A. counterpart. UCLA's "Academic Senate" still needs to approve the change, but if it does, the new system could be in place as early as this fall.