Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2003

Please note:

  • One critical element we are not able to quantify here is the completion of major preparation requirements. Click in the major name below to see the courses you should pursue towards a specific major.
  • An asterisk [*] next to a major name below indicates that the number of applications to this major greatly exceeds the space available. In most cases, this means that both the GPAs and completion of preparatory coursework from successful applicants tend to exceed the overall average.

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College of Letters and Science

Letters and Science: A - B
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enrolled
African Languages 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.34 3.34 3.34 105 105 105
Afro-American Studies 26 0.26% 11 42.31% 0.24% 10 90.91% 0.34% 2.95 3.33 3.27 92 102 101
American Indian Studies 10 0.10% 2 20.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.01 3.28    n/a 90 95 n/a
American Lit and Culture 16 0.16% 10 62.50% 0.22% 6 60.00% 0.20% 3.22 3.35 3.25 97 100 100
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 8 0.08% 4 50.00% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.33 3.59 3.59 99 104 99
Anthropology - B.A. 182 1.79% 128 70.33% 2.78% 87 67.97% 2.92% 3.31 3.46 3.43 99 100 100
Anthropology - B.S. 43 0.42% 25 58.14% 0.54% 14 56.00% 0.47% 3.22 3.36 3.33 96 102 102
Arabic 10 0.10% 4 40.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.13% 2.89 3.24 3.24 102 104 104
Art History 108 1.06% 75 69.44% 1.63% 48 64.00% 1.61% 3.33 3.45 3.42 99 100 99
Asian American Studies 86 0.84% 51 59.30% 1.11% 43 84.31% 1.44% 3.11 3.30 3.29 97 100 99
Asian Humanities 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.39 3.73 3.58 92 102 103
Asian Religions 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.50    n/a    n/a 94 n/a n/a
Astrophysics 22 0.22% 12 54.55% 0.26% 7 58.33% 0.23% 3.41 3.59 3.53 102 104 104
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 18 0.18% 6 33.33% 0.13% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.34 3.64 3.72 101 103 100
* Biochemistry 337 3.31% 218 64.69% 4.73% 104 47.71% 3.49% 3.36 3.51 3.46 103 105 104
* Biology 541 5.31% 179 33.09% 3.88% 91 50.84% 3.05% 3.28 3.57 3.55 101 103 103
* Business Economics, Pre 1,215 11.94% 215 17.70% 4.66% 141 65.58% 4.73% 3.40 3.80 3.80 99 103 103

Letters and Science: C - E
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Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
147 1.44% 91 61.90% 1.97% 61 67.03% 2.05% 3.32 3.52 3.47 101 103 103
Chemistry - Materials Science 11 0.11% 9 81.82% 0.20% 6 66.67% 0.20% 3.14 3.30 3.17 106 103 102
Chicana and Chicano Studies 29 0.28% 14 48.28% 0.30% 9 64.29% 0.30% 3.03 3.35 3.32 97 97 98
Chinese 28 0.28% 14 50.00% 0.30% 7 50.00% 0.23% 3.29 3.54 3.50 96 98 96
Classical Civilization 11 0.11% 9 81.82% 0.20% 5 55.56% 0.17% 3.51 3.55 3.41 96 99 98
Cognitive Science, Pre 65 0.64% 32 49.23% 0.69% 15 46.88% 0.50% 3.25 3.51 3.51 103 104 106
* Communication
Studies
594 5.83% 88 14.81% 1.91% 65 73.86% 2.18% 3.31 3.86 3.85 95 98 98
Comparative Literature 22 0.22% 15 68.18% 0.33% 5 33.33% 0.17% 3.38 3.58 3.33 98 100 100
Earth Sciences 4 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.47    n/a    n/a 89 n/a n/a
East Asian Studies 33 0.32% 18 54.55% 0.39% 13 72.22% 0.44% 3.31 3.50 3.48 98 97 97
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 24 0.24% 9 37.50% 0.20% 6 66.67% 0.20% 3.37 3.42 3.35 101 104 104
* Economics, Pre 575 5.65% 143 24.87% 3.10% 79 55.24% 2.65% 3.41 3.74 3.70 98 101 101
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 221 2.17% 37 16.74% 0.80% 22 59.46% 0.74% 3.39 3.82 3.79 99 102 101
* English 734 7.21% 468 63.76% 10.15% 269 57.48% 9.02% 3.33 3.49 3.45 97 99 100
English/Greek 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.56    n/a    n/a 69 n/a n/a
English/Latin 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.40 3.40 3.40 113 113 113
European Studies 12 0.12% 4 33.33% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.11 3.57 3.42 92 99 98

Letters and Science: F - I
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admitted
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French 22 0.22% 12 54.55% 0.26% 7 58.33% 0.23% 3.28 3.43 3.34 100 100 99
French and Linguistics 10 0.10% 3 30.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.37 3.70 3.73 96 96 91
Geography 44 0.43% 28 63.64% 0.61% 19 67.86% 0.64% 3.28 3.48 3.37 94 99 99
Geography - Environmental Studies 23 0.23% 15 65.22% 0.33% 8 53.33% 0.27% 3.39 3.52 3.54 98 99 99
Gelogy (includes Geology/Engineering Geology
and Geology/Paleobiology)
12 0.12% 4 33.33% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.13% 3.08 3.53 3.53 91 100 100
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics
(includes Geophysics
and Space Physics
)
1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.76    n/a    n/a 105 n/a n/a
German 10 0.10% 5 50.00% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.25 3.66 3.90 105 102 99
Greek 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a
Greek and Latin 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.27 3.33 3.33 92 111 111
Hebrew 5 0.05% 1 20.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.99 3.32 3.32 112 105 105
History - Art History 94 0.92% 56 59.57% 1.21% 39 69.64% 1.31% 3.22 3.41 3.34 98 99 99
* History, Pre 459 4.51% 325 70.81% 7.05% 243 74.77% 8.15% 3.34 3.49 3.45 97 98 98
* Int'l Development Studies 196 1.93% 114 58.16% 2.47% 76 66.67% 2.55% 3.30 3.48 3.42 99 101 101
Iranian Studies 10 0.10% 5 50.00% 0.11% 4 80.00% 0.13% 3.09 3.37 3.32 96 99 98
Italian 5 0.05% 4 80.00% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.39 3.36 3.29 98 102 101
Italian and Special Fields 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.95 3.95 3.95 98 98 98

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 69 0.68% 36 52.17% 0.78% 26 72.22% 0.87% 3.27 3.42 3.43 100 103 102
Jewish Studies 7 0.07% 7 100.00% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.13% 3.41 3.41 3.35 93 93 92
Korean 6 0.06% 2 33.33% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.11 3.57 3.57 96 106 106
Latin 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.25 3.48    n/a 97 100 n/a
Latin American Studies 34 0.33% 20 58.82% 0.43% 11 55.00% 0.37% 3.12 3.41 3.31 108 103 102
Linguistics 33 0.32% 24 72.73% 0.52% 17 70.83% 0.57% 3.33 3.51 3.52 100 104 104
Linguistics - Anthropology 4 0.04% 1 25.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.29 3.32 3.32 101 105 105
Linguistics and Computer Science, Pre 9 0.09% 5 55.56% 0.11% 1 20.00% 0.03% 3.44 3.75 3.59 133 163 102
Linguistics and E Asian Lang/Cultures 9 0.09% 5 55.56% 0.11% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.40 3.68 3.65 100 103 105
Linguistics and English 6 0.06% 3 50.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.12 3.44 3.44 100 105 105
Linguistics and French 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.36 3.30    n/a 88 90 n/a
Linguistics and Italian 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.28 3.28 2.96 105 105 105
Linguistics and Philosophy 3 0.03% 3 100.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.49 3.49 3.28 102 102 105
Linguistics and Psychology 7 0.07% 5 71.43% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.18 3.45 3.34 104 103 101
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 6 0.06% 5 83.33% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.40 3.55 3.52 103 110 117

Letters and Science: M - N
major #
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admitted
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admitted
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admitted
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enrolled
Marine Biology 30 0.29% 7 23.33% 0.15% 1 14.29% 0.03% 3.34 3.50 3.89 95 103 90
Mathematics (includes
General Mathematics)
155 1.52% 100 64.52% 2.17% 51 51.00% 1.71% 3.38 3.56 3.49 101 104 103
Mathematics of Computation 6 0.06% 5 83.33% 0.11% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.61 3.67 3.77 104 106 107
Mathematics, Applied 31 0.30% 22 70.97% 0.48% 16 72.73% 0.54% 3.46 3.45 3.41 98 102 102
Mathematics/Applied Science 58 0.57% 34 58.62% 0.74% 17 50.00% 0.57% 3.36 3.59 3.46 100 103 101
Mathematics/Economics 48 0.47% 26 54.17% 0.56% 17 65.38% 0.57% 3.34 3.56 3.45 99 104 103
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
82 0.81% 37 45.12% 0.80% 21 56.76% 0.70% 3.36 3.60 3.57 105 105 106
Mid East and N African Studies 8 0.08% 6 75.00% 0.13% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.33 3.49 3.69 98 100 102
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 114 1.12% 63 55.26% 1.37% 34 53.97% 1.14% 3.37 3.58 3.55 104 105 104
Music History 16 0.16% 10 62.50% 0.22% 7 70.00% 0.23% 3.37 3.54 3.51 90 100 98
Neuroscience 52 0.51% 24 46.15% 0.52% 11 45.83% 0.37% 3.33 3.61 3.61 104 105 108

Letters and Science: P - W
major #
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admitted
admit
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enrolled
Philosophy 218 2.14% 145 66.51% 3.14% 76 52.41% 2.55% 3.32 3.47 3.40 98 100 102
Physics (includes
General Physics)
79 0.78% 42 53.16% 0.91% 16 38.10% 0.54% 3.37 3.53 3.38 104 105 107
Physiological Science 72 0.71% 29 40.28% 0.63% 24 82.76% 0.80% 3.30 3.49 3.47 101 105 105
Plant Biology 5 0.05% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.11    n/a    n/a 93 n/a n/a
Plant Biotechnology 4 0.04% 1 25.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.38 3.64    n/a 93 105 n/a
* Political Science, Pre 851 8.36% 458 53.82% 9.93% 312 68.12% 10.47% 3.34 3.56 3.52 96 98 98
Portuguese 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.14 3.33 3.33 81 94 94
Psychobiology, Pre 87 0.85% 30 34.48% 0.65% 19 63.33% 0.64% 3.24 3.56 3.59 102 107 108
* Psychology, Pre 1,032 10.14% 527 51.07% 11.43% 392 74.38% 13.15% 3.32 3.54 3.51 98 99 99
Religion, Study of 32 0.31% 19 59.38% 0.41% 13 68.42% 0.44% 3.40 3.45 3.44 97 100 101
Russian Language and Lit 4 0.04% 1 25.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.88 3.58 3.58 87 99 99
Russian Studies 7 0.07% 2 28.57% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.22 3.53 3.53 94 98 98
Scandinavian Languages 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a    n/a
Slavic Language and Lit 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.23 3.07 3.07 98 105 105
* Sociology 705 6.93% 297 42.13% 6.44% 237 79.80% 7.95% 3.27 3.51 3.48 97 99 99
Southeast Asian Studies 4 0.04% 3 75.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.44 3.47 3.50 86 95 95
Spanish 75 0.74% 43 57.33% 0.93% 22 51.16% 0.74% 3.21 3.43 3.29 97 101 100
Spanish and Linguistics 8 0.08% 6 75.00% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.13% 3.60 3.60 3.71 126 101 106
Spanish and Portuguese 6 0.06% 1 16.67% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.31 4.00    n/a 87 105 n/a
Women's Studies 116 1.14% 71 61.21% 1.54% 54 76.06% 1.81% 3.19 3.36 3.33 99 100 101

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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admitted
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% of all
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admitted
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units-
enrolled
Undeclared - Humanities 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.98    n/a    n/a 68 n/a n/a
Undeclared - Life Sciences 3 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.03    n/a    n/a 84 n/a n/a
Undeclared - Social Sciences 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.77 2.61 2.61 77 57 57
Undeclared 27 0.27% 10 37.04% 0.22% 8 80.00% 0.27% 3.15 3.25 3.14 64 72 66
total 10,180 100.00% 4,612 45.30% 100.00% 2,981 64.64% 100.00% 3.33 3.54 3.50 98 101 100
School of the Arts and Architecture
major #
applied
% of all
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admitted
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Art 179 29.49% 16 8.94% 23.88% 13 81.25% 23.64% 3.28 3.57 3.56 111 106 106
Design | Media Arts 207 34.10% 5 2.42% 7.46% 4 80.00% 7.27% 3.23 3.40 3.26 110 105 101
Ethnomusicology 41 6.75% 10 24.39% 14.93% 9 90.00% 16.36% 3.23 3.44 3.40 120 105 110
Music 118 19.44% 13 11.02% 19.40% 11 84.62% 20.00% 3.31 3.59 3.61 112 98 93
World Arts and Cultures 62 10.21% 23 37.10% 34.33% 18 78.26% 32.73% 3.29 3.42 3.45 114 118 117
total 607 100.00% 67 11.04% 100.00% 55 82.09% 100.00% 3.27 3.49 3.49 111 108 107
School of Engineering and Applied Science
major #
applied
% of all
applied
#
admitted
admit
rate
% of all
admitted
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
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avg. GPA-
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units-
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units-
admitted
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units-
enrolled
Aerospace Engineering 55 3.75% 17 30.91% 4.84% 11 64.71% 6.21% 3.29 3.62 3.63 111 120 117
Chemical Engineering 75 5.12% 32 42.67% 9.12% 10 31.25% 5.65% 3.49 3.75 3.71 117 122 121
Civil Engineering 117 7.98% 27 23.08% 7.69% 9 33.33% 5.08% 3.29 3.74 3.69 115 120 129
Computer Science 458 31.24% 63 13.76% 17.95% 34 53.97% 19.21% 3.40 3.80 3.77 117 126 125
Computer Science and Engineering 254 17.33% 64 25.20% 18.23% 31 48.44% 17.51% 3.52 3.82 3.79 113 122 121
Electrical Engineering 344 23.47% 103 29.94% 29.34% 59 57.28% 33.33% 3.50 3.78 3.74 118 124 119
Materials Engineering 16 1.09% 5 31.25% 1.42% 3 60.00% 1.69% 3.44 3.86 3.82 111 119 124
Mechanical Engineering 147 10.03% 40 27.21% 11.40% 20 50.00% 11.30% 3.35 3.71 3.66 120 126 120
total 1,466 100.00% 351 23.94% 100.00% 177 50.43% 100.00% 3.43 3.77 3.74 117 123 121
School of Nursing
major #
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admitted
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Nursing 52 100.00% 22 42.31% 100.00% 15 68.18% 100.00% 3.05 3.09 3.11 123 142 143
School of Theater, Film, and Television
major #
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Film and Television 510 66.32% 16 3.14% 51.61% 14 87.50% 51.85% 3.32 3.51 3.49 105 108 109
Theater 259 33.68% 15 5.79% 48.39% 13 86.67% 48.15% 3.30 3.29 3.25 111 110 110
total 769 100.00% 31 4.03% 100.00% 27 87.10% 100.00% 3.31 3.41 3.37 107 109 110