UC Santa Cruz scales back size of freshmen class

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UC Santa Cruz is continuing to be picky about who gets in as it looks for ways to deal with reduced state funding.
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Cut The Costs

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Awesome!

Maybe this will help the traffic problem,
and, push rents down!

Keep On Shrinking!
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The fact that they have to admit 70% of all applicants to fill the class, even with the reduced numbers, suggests admissions are still not particularly selective or competitive.
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Way to go. Keep punishing the students for your lack of budgeting skills. Way to go 'budget guru'.
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Apr 15, 2010
 
Cut The Costs wrote:
Awesome!
Maybe this will help the traffic problem,
and, push rents down!
Keep On Shrinking!
The population of students is still growing.

Traffic on!
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wtf wrote:
The fact that they have to admit 70% of all applicants to fill the class, even with the reduced numbers, suggests admissions are still not particularly selective or competitive.
"Competitive" means (rather, ought to mean) that there are objective standards, and that persons win or lost according to those standards measured against others.

"Selective" is probably thought by the public to mean "very competitive," but in reality it means that there are few or no objective standards, and persons win or lose according to the whim of those making the selection. Prestige colleges are almost always selective, rather than competitive. This is why so many of our leaders, of either party, are such turkey; they went to selective colleges, rather than competitive colleges. The prior generation of turkeys selected persons like themselves.

The admission rate is not necessarily a measure of competitiveness. Where there are objective standards, persons who know that they cannot meet those standards (in relation to others) will often not take the trouble to apply. Some will, simply because they do not know the measure of competitors. In theory, if admissions standards were absolutely objective no matter how high, and the measures of competing applicants were known, then only those very likely to win would apply and the admissions rate would be nearly 100%.

On the other hand, selective colleges typically have a rather low admissions rate. That is because without objective standards, numerous persons who think they have a chance will apply; they have no way of knowing the likelihood of success. Such colleges often encourage very bright students to apply, even though they will be turned away due to lack of social class connections or for other reasons unrelated to intellect or talent. When so many bright persons are turned away, this creates the impression that the selective college admits better students than it really does, and that the quality of education is better than it really is. In essence, this is why selective colleges charge so much tuition: It goes to creating the impression of quality.

Remember, behind every great mistake, and behind every great inadequacy, there's someone from Yale, Harvard, Stanford, or like establishment. They are very selective.
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If they protest again you can shock them with tasers and pepper spray their eyeballs and then fine them a $1000 for have the values and morals you lack.

Shame on you
Food For Thought

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That is still about 3200 too many.
get real

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Duh wrote:
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The population of students is still growing.
Traffic on!
Admission record: 19,138 in 2008.

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