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The Struggle to Be First: First-Gen Students May Be Torn Between College and Home

Currently, 17 percent of Berkeley undergrads are first-generation—a group that struggles to cope with the transition to college.

When Gabriela Ledezma was accepted at UC Berkeley as a transfer student from Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier a few years ago, she was delighted. Her family, not so much. Read more about The Struggle to Be First: First-Gen Students May Be Torn Between College and Home »

From the Spring 2015 Dropouts and Drop-ins issue of California.
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