Black freshman admissions are down at many schools, especially at UC Berkeley
The University of California Berkeley's population of black freshman dropped by 30 percent this year, much to the bewilderment of campus officials. Some attribute the drop in admissions to increased tuition costs or the elimination of affirmative action. Or it could be that recruitment efforts to attract low-income students have been restricted. Berkeley is no longer able to fly students from minority schools to campus for pre-application visits.