Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2005

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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African Languages 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.73 3.01 3.01 104 99 99
Afro-American Studies 24 0.22% 10 41.67% 0.22% 7 70.00% 0.24% 3.14 3.41 3.36 92 97 97
American Indian Studies 4 0.04% 3 75.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.12 3.14 3.15 96 95 97
American Lit and Culture 13 0.12% 11 84.62% 0.24% 8 72.73% 0.27% 3.42 3.46 3.54 100 102 103
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 2.75 3.47 4.00 81 95 97
Anthropology - B.A. 211 1.98% 157 74.41% 3.40% 120 76.43% 4.11% 3.38 3.50 3.45 98 98 98
Anthropology - B.S. 50 0.47% 30 60.00% 0.65% 18 60.00% 0.62% 3.28 3.47 3.42 97 101 100
Arabic 9 0.08% 3 33.33% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.37 3.34 3.34 98 100 100
Art History 116 1.09% 77 66.38% 1.67% 49 63.64% 1.68% 3.33 3.50 3.41 99 99 99
Asian American Studies 45 0.42% 21 46.67% 0.45% 13 61.90% 0.44% 3.09 3.32 3.25 95 99 99
Asian Humanities 5 0.05% 5 100.00% 0.11% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.45 3.45 3.24 102 102 103
Asian Religions 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.57    n/a    n/a 105 n/a n/a
Astrophysics 27 0.25% 14 51.85% 0.30% 7 50.00% 0.24% 3.25 3.53 3.45 106 103 102
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 19 0.18% 3 15.79% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 2.90 3.00 2.98 93 107 105
* Biochemistry 347 3.25% 207 59.65% 4.48% 101 48.79% 3.46% 3.41 3.62 3.58 104 104 104
* Biology 726 6.80% 220 30.30% 4.76% 117 53.18% 4.00% 3.28 3.60 3.60 102 103 103
Biophysics 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.92 3.21 3.21 100 90 90
* Business Economics, Pre 1,328 12.44% 255 19.20% 5.52% 157 61.57% 5.37% 3.42 3.80 3.75 98 102 102

Letters and Science: C - E
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Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
191 1.79% 126 65.97% 2.73% 77 61.11% 2.63% 3.37 3.52 3.45 102 104 104
Chemistry - Materials Science 6 0.06% 3 50.00% 0.06% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.59 3.81    n/a 87 105 n/a
Chicana and Chicano Studies 52 0.49% 28 53.85% 0.61% 20 71.43% 0.68% 3.06 3.31 3.25 101 101 102
Chinese 13 0.12% 7 53.85% 0.15% 6 85.71% 0.21% 3.13 3.20 3.24 96 101 103
Classical Civilization 15 0.14% 8 53.33% 0.17% 7 87.50% 0.24% 3.34 3.40 3.39 93 101 100
Cognitive Science, Pre 50 0.47% 30 60.00% 0.65% 18 60.00% 0.62% 3.22 3.48 3.52 103 102 102
* Communication Studies 549 5.14% 87 15.85% 1.88% 55 63.22% 1.88% 3.36 3.87 3.89 94 97 97
Comparative Literature 28 0.26% 15 53.57% 0.32% 6 40.00% 0.21% 3.32 3.54 3.63 99 103 102
Earth Sciences 17 0.16% 5 29.41% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.30 3.45 3.72 98 103 102
East Asian Studies 25 0.23% 13 52.00% 0.28% 9 69.23% 0.31% 3.43 3.52 3.40 100 98 99
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 18 0.17% 6 33.33% 0.13% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.35 3.56 3.35 102 107 102
* Economics, Pre 511 4.79% 110 21.53% 2.38% 57 51.82% 1.95% 3.39 3.75 3.72 99 99 97
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 209 1.96% 69 33.01% 1.49% 47 68.12% 1.61% 3.36 3.61 3.58 99 102 101
* English 698 6.54% 399 57.16% 8.64% 219 54.89% 7.49% 3.31 3.50 3.44 98 101 101
European Studies 10 0.09% 5 50.00% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.49 3.63 3.61 86 102 100

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 20 0.19% 13 65.00% 0.28% 6 46.15% 0.21% 3.46 3.57 3.34 100 103 103
French and Linguistics 8 0.07% 4 50.00% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.42 3.38 3.35 81 101 104
Geography 43 0.40% 28 65.12% 0.61% 18 64.29% 0.62% 3.33 3.47 3.39 97 99 98
Geography - Environmental Studies 17 0.16% 9 52.94% 0.19% 6 66.67% 0.21% 3.37 3.58 3.52 108 101 101
Geology 11 0.10% 3 27.27% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.15 3.57 3.64 95 104 103
Geology/Engineering Geology 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.01 3.36 3.36 95 105 105
Geology/Paleobiology 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.64    n/a    n/a 99 n/a n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.42 3.42 3.42 92 92 92
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.04 3.40    n/a 129 105 n/a
German 16 0.15% 9 56.25% 0.19% 7 77.78% 0.24% 3.32 3.45 3.44 102 102 103
Greek 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Greek and Latin 3 0.03% 3 100.00% 0.06% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.46 3.46    n/a 104 104 n/a
Hebrew 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.62 3.87 4.00 89 97 85
History - Art History 69 0.65% 34 49.28% 0.74% 22 64.71% 0.75% 3.22 3.52 3.45 95 99 100
* History, Pre 535 5.01% 349 65.23% 7.56% 241 69.05% 8.24% 3.37 3.52 3.49 98 99 99
* Int'l Development Studies 136 1.27% 78 57.35% 1.69% 45 57.69% 1.54% 3.37 3.49 3.44 99 99 98
Iranian Studies 16 0.15% 11 68.75% 0.24% 6 54.55% 0.21% 3.20 3.42 3.28 100 102 103
Italian 9 0.08% 3 33.33% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.13 3.60 3.51 111 109 96
Italian and Special Fields 5 0.05% 3 60.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.07 3.33 3.33 111 105 105

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 76 0.71% 45 59.21% 0.97% 26 57.78% 0.89% 3.23 3.46 3.40 101 101 100
Jewish Studies 12 0.11% 5 41.67% 0.11% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.24 3.43 3.46 90 101 99
Korean 8 0.07% 3 37.50% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.18 3.56 3.52 90 101 105
Latin 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.82 3.84 3.84 111 94 97
Latin American Studies 30 0.28% 18 60.00% 0.39% 11 61.11% 0.38% 3.16 3.41 3.25 102 101 100
Linguistics 29 0.27% 21 72.41% 0.45% 14 66.67% 0.48% 3.43 3.53 3.61 95 100 101
Linguistics - Anthropology 5 0.05% 2 40.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.48 3.51 3.51 107 104 104
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 14 0.13% 11 78.57% 0.24% 6 54.55% 0.21% 3.50 3.54 3.38 99 99 99
Linguistics and Computer Science 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Linguistics and English 14 0.13% 10 71.43% 0.22% 6 60.00% 0.21% 3.42 3.43 3.36 98 101 100
Linguistics and French 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.41 3.41 3.41 105 105 105
Linguistics and Italian 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.44 3.44 3.44 93 93 93
Linguistics and Philosophy 5 0.05% 3 60.00% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.09 3.54 0.00 105 103 0
Linguistics and Psychology 14 0.13% 10 71.43% 0.22% 7 70.00% 0.24% 3.43 3.48 3.47 97 99 99
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 5 0.05% 4 80.00% 0.09% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.43 3.45 3.63 100 105 104

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 27 0.25% 7 25.93% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.14% 3.26 3.49 3.38 102 102 100
Mathematics (includes
General Mathematics)
171 1.60% 106 61.99% 2.29% 57 53.77% 1.95% 3.40 3.53 3.45 101 102 102
Mathematics of Computation 6 0.06% 3 50.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.34 3.48 3.48 92 101 101
Mathematics, Applied 30 0.28% 19 63.33% 0.41% 8 42.11% 0.27% 3.35 3.57 3.66 106 105 108
Mathematics/Applied Science 78 0.73% 42 53.85% 0.91% 24 57.14% 0.82% 3.40 3.57 3.49 102 105 103
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.55 3.55 3.55 108 108 108
Mathematics/Economics 64 0.60% 40 62.50% 0.87% 25 62.50% 0.86% 3.48 3.56 3.47 102 103 103
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
114 1.07% 52 45.61% 1.13% 29 55.77% 0.99% 3.41 3.66 3.66 103 104 104
Mid East and N African Studies 13 0.12% 9 69.23% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.14% 3.31 3.33 3.22 97 100 105
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 97 0.91% 59 60.82% 1.28% 26 44.07% 0.89% 3.48 3.64 3.63 103 105 104
Music History 25 0.23% 15 60.00% 0.32% 11 73.33% 0.38% 3.25 3.40 3.40 102 100 102
Neuroscience 54 0.51% 24 44.44% 0.52% 12 50.00% 0.41% 3.37 3.68 3.69 104 106 105

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 297 2.78% 193 64.98% 4.18% 116 60.10% 3.97% 3.31 3.48 3.44 98 99 99
Physics (includes
General Physics)
85 0.80% 56 65.88% 1.21% 29 51.79% 0.99% 3.37 3.51 3.42 105 104 103
Physiological Science 78 0.73% 37 47.44% 0.80% 27 72.97% 0.92% 3.31 3.51 3.46 102 106 107
Plant Biology 6 0.06% 3 50.00% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.44 3.43 3.16 104 103 105
Plant Biotechnology 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.66 3.66    n/a 77 105 n/a
* Political Science, Pre 954 8.93% 500 52.41% 10.82% 318 63.60% 10.88% 3.32 3.54 3.50 97 99 99
Portuguese 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.43 3.57    n/a 101 99 n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 111 1.04% 41 36.94% 0.89% 34 82.93% 1.16% 3.32 3.59 3.60 104 104 104
* Psychology, Pre 1,076 10.08% 369 34.29% 7.99% 305 82.66% 10.43% 3.36 3.59 3.58 97 99 99
Religion, Study of 32 0.30% 15 46.88% 0.32% 5 33.33% 0.17% 3.26 3.43 3.47 98 102 101
Russian Language and Lit 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.96 3.92    n/a 110 105 n/a
Russian Studies 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.68 3.68 3.68 92 92 92
Scandinavian Languages 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.81 3.71 3.93 93 98 99
Slavic Language and Lit 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a
* Sociology 662 6.20% 257 38.82% 5.56% 192 74.71% 6.57% 3.28 3.53 3.51 96 99 98
Southeast Asian Studies 5 0.05% 2 40.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.11 3.15 2.99 96 98 91
Spanish 93 0.87% 55 59.14% 1.19% 38 69.09% 1.30% 3.26 3.46 3.40 101 101 100
Spanish and Linguistics 8 0.07% 7 87.50% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.59 3.64 3.60 99 101 102
Spanish and Portuguese 6 0.06% 3 50.00% 0.06% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.37 3.71    n/a 105 105 n/a
Statistics 14 0.13% 9 64.29% 0.19% 2 22.22% 0.07% 3.40 3.60 3.32 104 102 105
Women's Studies 97 0.91% 54 55.67% 1.17% 46 85.19% 1.57% 3.20 3.38 3.34 100 99 99

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Humanities 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.91 0.00 0.00 101 0 0
Undeclared - Life Sciences 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.38 3.28 3.28 60 77 77
Undeclared - Physical Sciences 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.29 3.48 3.48 89 102 102
Undeclared - Social Sciences 9 0.08% 9 100.00% 0.19% 9 100.00% 0.31% 2.99 2.99 2.99 83 83 83
Undeclared 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.13 0.00 0.00 107 0 0
total 10,679 100.00% 4,619 43.25% 100.00% 2,923 63.28% 100.00% 3.34 3.56 3.52 99 101 100
School of the Arts and Architecture
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Art 169 30.23% 18 10.65% 26.09% 15 83.33% 28.30% 3.23 3.32 3.27 117 118 122
Design | Media Arts 173 30.95% 7 4.05% 10.14% 7 100.00% 13.21% 3.24 3.58 3.58 108 117 117
Ethnomusicology 34 6.08% 14 41.18% 20.29% 13 92.86% 24.53% 3.20 3.35 3.32 108 105 105
Music 106 18.96% 13 12.26% 18.84% 8 61.54% 15.09% 3.39 3.52 3.29 101 123 121
World Arts and Cultures 77 13.77% 17 22.08% 24.64% 10 58.82% 18.87% 3.22 3.45 3.38 96 104 110
total 559 100.00% 69 12.34% 100.00% 53 76.81% 100.00% 3.26 3.42 3.35 108 113 115
School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Aerospace Engineering 73 6.13% 19 26.03% 5.59% 11 57.89% 8.03% 3.35 3.83 3.81 115 133 133
Bioengineering 89 7.47% 12 13.48% 3.53% 3 25.00% 2.19% 3.43 3.89 3.83 118 130 121
Chemical Engineering 91 7.64% 33 36.26% 9.71% 6 18.18% 4.38% 3.46 3.81 3.71 119 122 122
Civil Engineering 136 11.42% 35 25.74% 10.29% 13 37.14% 9.49% 3.36 3.71 3.64 120 122 121
Computer Science 232 19.48% 34 14.66% 10.00% 19 55.88% 13.87% 3.30 3.70 3.67 120 122 123
Computer Science and Engineering 141 11.84% 46 32.62% 13.53% 16 34.78% 11.68% 3.42 3.83 3.82 120 130 128
Electrical Engineering 222 18.64% 98 44.14% 28.82% 43 43.88% 31.39% 3.50 3.75 3.67 120 125 125
Materials Engineering 17 1.43% 6 35.29% 1.76% 1 16.67% 0.73% 3.49 3.81 3.87 116 128 169
Mechanical Engineering 190 15.95% 57 30.00% 16.76% 25 43.86% 18.25% 3.34 3.74 3.67 117 125 127
total 1,191 100.00% 340 28.55% 100.00% 137 40.29% 100.00% 3.39 3.77 3.70 119 125 126
School of Nursing
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Nursing 53 100.00% 20 37.74% 100.00% 15 75.00% 100.00% 3.16 3.13 3.17 131 152 169
School of Theater, Film, and Television
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Film and Television 473 70.49% 16 3.38% 57.14% 14 87.50% 63.64% 3.34 3.57 3.55 104 103 104
Theater 198 29.51% 12 6.06% 42.86% 8 66.67% 36.36% 3.32 3.35 3.26 106 101 106
total 671 100.00% 28 4.17% 100.00% 22 78.57% 100.00% 3.33 3.48 3.44 105 102 104