Former President Bill Clinton recently championed San Diego as a model of economic development, saying it’s become a global center of biotechnology research.

UC San Diego has also become so popular, Clinton said in an interview with CNBC, it turns down applicants as often as two Ivy League schools. “Their acceptance rate was as low as Harvard and Yale this year,” Clinton said.

In this edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis examines whether Clinton’s comparison of college admissions is true or false. To read our full analysis of the claim’s accuracy, click here.

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