AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) - Being a top student may not win you admission to the University ofTexas in the future.
Texas law guarantees admission to any public university forstudents graduating in the top 10 percent of their high schoolclass, but the UT System'sflagship campus in Austin wants to tighten that to the top 8percent.
Enrollment at the University of Texas increased again this year,up by 1,000 students to a total of 51,032.
The change was authorized for UT in the 2009 legislative sessionand takes effect in 2011.
Meanwhile, the 10 percent rule remains in place for the other 37public schools in the state.
With much of the current freshman class comprised of studentswho graduated at the top 10 percent of their high school class,some students said it means students are not as well-rounded.
"It's not fair for some private-school students," said UTstudent Sara Valik. "For instance, my sister couldn't get inbecause she wasn't top 10 percent. I wasn't either, so it was a lotharder. I think reducing the number of people who get inautomatically would be good."
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