Underrepresented Minorities in the UC

The University of California is prohibited by law from considering race in the admissions process, but they are allowed to identify certain ethnic groups as “underrepresented minorities.”

Here are some freshman enrollment numbers at UC Berkeley for Fall 2011. The first four groups on the list are considered underrepresented; the others aren’t.

Ethnicity 2011 Fall
African American/Black 130
Mexican American/Chicano 325
Other Hispanic/Latino 150
Native American/Alaskan Native 33
Pacific Islander 11
Chinese 936
Filipino 108
Japanese 68
Korean 250
Other Asian 45
South Asian 324
Vietnamese 142

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