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UC Berkeley ordered to freeze enrollment at 2020 levels

University of California Berkeley Enrollment
Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 15:46:04-05

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California’s Supreme Court has ordered the University of California, Berkeley to freeze its undergraduate enrollment at 2020-21 levels, denying its petition against a lower court ruling.

That means the university will have to accept at least 3,000 fewer students than planned for the upcoming academic year. Thursday’s decision is the result of a legal battle with a resident’s group called Save Berkeley Neighborhoods.

The group sued the university in 2018 for failing to address the effect of increased student enrollment on housing, homelessness, traffic and noise.