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University Of California Wrongly Admitted 64 Wealthy Students As Favors Over The Past 6 Years

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The University of California “inappropriately admitted” at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends,” according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of student athletes accepted to the top UC schools.

“This is a significant problem that the university needs to deal with,” State Auditor Elaine Howle said in a telephone interview.

The audit examined admissions policies and practices over a six-year period at four of the UC’s nine campuses — UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. It reviewed the academic years of 2013-14 through 2018-19.

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