UCLA had the lowest admission rate for fall 2011 (25.3%) among freshmen applicants of any UC campus. It got more applications for freshmen admission than any other campus. Of the 106,186 applicants to UC, 57.9% applied to UCLA. (Applicants can apply to more than one campus.)
The number admitted to UCLA in percentage terms over the past one or two years grew faster than any other campus (19.5%; 28.7%). Berkeley had the lowest proportion of California admits of any UC campus (68.8% - the rest being out-of-state or foreign) and the number of California admits declined at Berkeley over the past one or two years. UCLA had the second lowest proportion of California admits (70.2%) but all categories (California, out-of-state, foreign) rose absolutely over the past one or two years.
One out-of-state student made a particularly memorable plea to the UCLA admissions office: