Anteater Academy at a once-underperforming Santa Ana high school graduated its first cohort of college-bound teens. The program is an example of UCI's outreach to underrepresented students that placed it at the top of The New York Times’ College Access Index of schools that do the most for low-income students. Thirteen recent graduates of the school will attend UCI in the fall.

The New York Times ranked the University of California, Irvine as the No. 1 school in the nation in a listing of colleges that do the most for low-income students. NYT website The Upshot compiled its 2015 College Access Index based on the share of students who receive Pell Grants; the graduation rate of those students; and the price that colleges charge both low -and middle-income students.


—Laura Rico, UCI
—pictured: Concepcion Perez (left) and Ana Karen Herrera, Anteater Academy graduates from Santa Ana's Valley High School, will attend UCI this fall. Steve Zylius / UCI


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