07/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UC Waiting Lists: Less Than 2,000 Offered Spots At Cal. Universities

After much anxiety among high school seniors, relatively few applicants were offered fall freshman admission to a University of California campus this month under the UC system's first widespread use of waiting lists.

About 10,700 applicants last month were offered a spot on one or more waiting lists compiled by the seven UC campuses that participated in the new, and controversial, practice. But only UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara ultimately offered entrance to anyone on the lists, officials said. And of those 1,866 acceptances, just 780 students have decided to enroll at either of the two campuses.