UCLA is currently one of the most-applied colleges in the U.S.

However, its yield rate, the rate at which admitted applicants accept their admission offers, is only about one third, which is high for UC campuses but low compared to other public institutions and private colleges, reports the Daily Bruin.

UCLA's relatively low yield rate can be explained by competition and location.

Sylvia Hurtado, a professor of education and the director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, told the Daily Bruin, “We are competing with Stanford, USC, and (a) number of other private choices. In a sense, (other public university systems) compete with a different market and that depends on what state. ”

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