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University of California foreign applications drop sharply

AP  |  San Francisco 

Applications from international students to the have fallen for the first time in 12 years.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports

(http://bit.Ly/2opCtg1) the decline follows more than a decade in which the number of international applications rose by an average of 21 percent a year. It also coincides with the of President Donald Trump.

UC's application deadline for fall 2017 admissions was last November and Trump was elected Nov. 8.

Applications from Mexico plunged by 30 percent. Countries with large populations of Muslims sent in 10 percent fewer applications.

Melanie Gottlieb with the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers says admissions officers reported that would-be applicants expressed concerns about "negative rhetoric around the Muslim faith, and immigration changes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 03 2017. 21:32 IST