Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2006

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.

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% 3.03 2.96 2.96 102 105 105
Afro-American Studies 17 0.16% 10 58.82% 0.21% 8 80.00% 0.27% 3.08 3.27 3.20 94 99 99
American Indian Studies 13 0.12% 5 38.46% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.19 3.46 3.29 93 102 100
American Lit and Culture 12 0.11% 7 58.33% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.34 3.40 3.38 94 99 98
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.07 3.41 n/a 98 105 n/a
Anthropology - B.A. 244 2.26% 164 67.21% 3.41% 104 63.41% 3.47% 3.34 3.48 3.39 99 99 100
Anthropology - B.S. 51 0.47% 27 52.94% 0.56% 13 48.15% 0.43% 3.25 3.44 3.40 99 101 102
Arabic 7 0.06% 3 42.86% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.31 3.58 3.58 100 102 102
Art History 155 1.44% 100 64.52% 2.08% 54 54.00% 1.80% 3.34 3.49 3.47 101 102 101
Asian American Studies 42 0.39% 17 40.48% 0.35% 10 58.82% 0.33% 3.15 3.48 3.48 96 99 98
Asian Humanities 14 0.13% 10 71.43% 0.21% 5 50.00% 0.17% 3.46 3.60 3.48 100 98 98
Asian Religions 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.43 3.78 n/a 100 97 n/a
Astrophysics 25 0.23% 14 56.00% 0.29% 5 35.71% 0.17% 3.34 3.49 3.33 100 104 100
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 18 0.17% 7 38.89% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.13% 3.08 3.43 3.40 93 98 93
* Biochemistry 346 3.21% 218 63.01% 4.54% 106 48.62% 3.54% 3.42 3.61 3.56 103 104 105
* Biology 757 7.02% 246 32.50% 5.12% 137 55.69% 4.57% 3.29 3.61 3.59 101 104 104
Biophysics 9 0.08% 5 55.56% 0.10% 4 80.00% 0.13% 3.10 3.11 3.14 106 109 111
* Business Economics, Pre 1,319 12.23% 251 19.03% 5.23% 148 58.96% 4.94% 3.42 3.81 3.76 98 101 101

Letters and Science: C - E
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Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
204 1.89% 125 61.27% 2.60% 69 55.20% 2.30% 3.32 3.53 3.49 103 105 104
Chemistry - Materials Science 10 0.09% 8 80.00% 0.17% 4 50.00% 0.13% 3.41 3.45 3.48 102 106 106
Chicana and Chicano Studies 47 0.44% 27 57.45% 0.56% 20 74.07% 0.67% 3.21 3.33 3.29 96 98 99
Chinese 24 0.22% 10 41.67% 0.21% 4 40.00% 0.13% 3.31 3.46 3.36 99 101 98
Classical Civilization 17 0.16% 14 82.35% 0.29% 9 64.29% 0.30% 3.45 3.62 3.58 99 98 98
Cognitive Science, Pre 42 0.39% 28 66.67% 0.58% 15 53.57% 0.50% 3.50 3.54 3.54 102 103 103
* Communication Studies 642 5.95% 88 13.71% 1.83% 54 61.36% 1.80% 3.36 3.88 3.89 94 97 96
Comparative Literature 32 0.30% 24 75.00% 0.50% 13 54.17% 0.43% 3.47 3.51 3.41 101 103 104
Earth Sciences 12 0.11% 8 66.67% 0.17% 4 50.00% 0.13% 3.37 3.47 3.40 93 100 96
East Asian Studies 33 0.31% 15 45.45% 0.31% 9 60.00% 0.30% 3.35 3.54 3.44 101 100 99
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 21 0.19% 6 28.57% 0.12% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.40 3.59 3.31 94 106 105
* Economics, Pre 515 4.78% 124 24.08% 2.58% 77 62.10% 2.57% 3.41 3.76 3.74 99 101 101
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 248 2.30% 67 27.02% 1.39% 37 55.22% 1.23% 3.45 3.72 3.65 99 100 99
* English 672 6.23% 436 64.88% 9.08% 256 58.72% 8.54% 3.36 3.49 3.46 100 101 101
European Studies 6 0.06% 5 83.33% 0.10% 5 100.00% 0.17% 3.60 3.66 3.66 95 99 99

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 17 0.16% 11 64.71% 0.23% 7 63.64% 0.23% 3.47 3.57 3.47 114 101 102
French and Linguistics 7 0.06% 4 57.14% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.11 3.57 3.63 100 102 105
Geography 41 0.38% 26 63.41% 0.54% 15 57.69% 0.50% 3.52 3.61 3.52 98 99 97
Geography - Environmental Studies 26 0.24% 16 61.54% 0.33% 10 62.50% 0.33% 3.36 3.54 3.49 103 101 102
Geology 12 0.11% 4 33.33% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.28 3.55 3.27 96 103 98
Geology/Engineering Geology 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.80 n/a n/a 98 n/a n/a
Geology/Paleobiology 0 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.66 n/a n/a 160 n/a n/a
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.24 3.24 3.24 105 105 105
German 19 0.18% 11 57.89% 0.23% 4 36.36% 0.13% 3.43 3.63 3.52 106 99 94
Global Studies 97 0.90% 57 58.76% 1.19% 41 71.93% 1.37% 3.35 3.46 3.43 98 99 99
Greek 0 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Greek and Latin 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.78 3.72 3.48 101 100 94
Hebrew 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.64 4.00 4.00 81 84 84
History - Art History 106 0.98% 66 62.26% 1.37% 46 69.70% 1.54% 3.27 3.46 3.42 98 100 100
* History, Pre 474 4.40% 333 70.25% 6.93% 233 69.97% 7.78% 3.36 3.49 3.46 98 99 99
* Int'l Development Studies 151 1.40% 85 56.29% 1.77% 52 61.18% 1.74% 3.34 3.54 3.46 99 100 100
Iranian Studies 13 0.12% 2 15.38% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 2.96 3.44 3.44 114 105 105
Italian 10 0.09% 5 50.00% 0.10% 4 80.00% 0.13% 3.21 3.46 3.33 94 100 99
Italian and Special Fields 5 0.05% 2 40.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.14 2.89 2.96 107 111 117

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 61 0.57% 41 67.21% 0.85% 30 73.17% 1.00% 3.33 3.37 3.37 101 101 100
Jewish Studies 8 0.07% 5 62.50% 0.10% 5 100.00% 0.17% 3.38 3.53 3.53 101 96 96
Korean 9 0.08% 3 33.33% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 2.98 3.45 3.45 90 95 95
Latin 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.31 3.49 3.49 96 90 90
Latin American Studies 26 0.24% 15 57.69% 0.31% 9 60.00% 0.30% 3.25 3.47 3.29 106 104 108
Linguistics 45 0.42% 28 62.22% 0.58% 23 82.14% 0.77% 3.34 3.45 3.40 101 101 102
Linguistics - Anthropology 10 0.09% 5 50.00% 0.10% 1 20.00% 0.03% 3.43 3.44 2.97 99 100 105
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 10 0.09% 6 60.00% 0.12% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.27 3.45 3.34 98 100 97
Linguistics and Computer Science 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.00 3.40 3.40 110 114 114
Linguistics and English 6 0.06% 6 100.00% 0.12% 1 16.67% 0.03% 3.55 3.55 2.96 99 99 101
Linguistics and French 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.43 3.43 n/a 102 102 n/a
Linguistics and Italian 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.45 3.66 3.95 98 94 94
Linguistics and Philosophy 3 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.34 n/a n/a 80 n/a n/a
Linguistics and Psychology 18 0.17% 12 66.67% 0.25% 7 58.33% 0.23% 3.31 3.48 3.49 101 102 94
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 0 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 3 0.03% 3 100.00% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.62 3.62 3.33 105 105 105

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 27 0.25% 5 18.52% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.15 3.26 3.31 98 105 105
Mathematics (includes
General Mathematics)
120 1.11% 70 58.33% 1.46% 38 54.29% 1.27% 3.38 3.54 3.48 101 104 104
Mathematics, Applied 30 0.28% 22 73.33% 0.46% 9 40.91% 0.30% 3.44 3.47 3.35 103 103 104
Mathematics/Applied Science 77 0.71% 33 42.86% 0.68% 21 63.64% 0.70% 3.36 3.58 3.57 100 103 104
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
0 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mathematics/Economics 58 0.54% 38 65.52% 0.79% 19 50.00% 0.63% 3.52 3.66 3.58 103 105 107
Mathematics of Computation 5 0.05% 3 60.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.53 3.59 3.64 123 105 105
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
100 0.93% 55 55.00% 1.15% 37 67.27% 1.23% 3.43 3.57 3.48 106 105 105
Mid East and N African Studies 24 0.22% 15 62.50% 0.31% 8 53.33% 0.27% 3.51 3.56 3.51 98 101 103
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 117 1.09% 68 58.12% 1.40% 28 41.18% 0.93% 3.35 3.57 3.54 102 104 103
Music History 27 0.25% 17 62.96% 0.35% 9 52.94% 0.30% 3.44 3.55 3.55 102 98 100
Neuroscience 49 0.45% 16 32.65% 0.33% 9 56.25% 0.30% 3.34 3.48 3.43 103 106 104

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 283 2.62% 192 67.84% 4.00% 103 53.65% 3.44% 3.34 3.51 3.44 98 99 99
Physics (includes
General Physics)
76 0.70% 52 68.42% 1.08% 17 32.69% 0.57% 3.38 3.49 3.38 103 103 103
Physiological Science 67 0.62% 26 38.81% 0.54% 16 61.54% 0.53% 3.39 3.56 3.54 101 105 106
Plant Biology 5 0.05% 4 80.00% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.38 3.42 3.40 109 105 105
Plant Biotechnology 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.17 3.48 n/a 106 105 n/a
* Political Science, Pre 897 8.32% 540 60.20% 11.24% 362 67.04% 12.08% 3.33 3.50 3.45 98 98 98
Portuguese 0 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 116 1.08% 40 34.48% 0.83% 34 85.00% 1.13% 3.27 3.49 3.52 101 104 105
* Psychology, Pre 1,029 9.54% 341 33.14% 7.10% 274 80.35% 9.15% 3.35 3.58 3.56 97 99 99
Religion, Study of 31 0.29% 21 67.74% 0.44% 13 61.90% 0.43% 3.28 3.47 3.37 97 99 99
Russian Language and Lit 4 0.04% 3 75.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.29 3.58 3.58 98 103 103
Russian Studies 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.50 4.00 n/a 82 93 n/a
Scandinavian Languages 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.13 3.53 3.53 105 105 105
Slavic Language and Lit 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.84 3.84 n/a 103 103 n/a
* Sociology 620 5.75% 238 38.39% 4.96% 171 71.85% 5.71% 3.27 3.49 3.43 97 99 99
Southeast Asian Studies 7 0.06% 4 57.14% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.15 3.15 3.07 81 96 91
Spanish 79 0.73% 49 62.03% 1.02% 28 57.14% 0.93% 3.31 3.47 3.40 97 99 101
Spanish and Linguistics 11 0.10% 7 63.64% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.36 3.47 3.60 99 102 101
Spanish and Portuguese 5 0.05% 2 40.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.39 3.85 n/a 98 94 n/a
Statistics 11 0.10% 6 54.55% 0.12% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.53 3.80 3.66 106 103 97
Women's Studies 121 1.12% 86 71.07% 1.79% 67 77.91% 2.24% 3.35 3.43 3.41 100 100 100

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Humanities 4 0.04% 1 25.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.55 3.04 3.04 90 49 49
Undeclared - Life Sciences 4 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.12 3.50 3.50 97 89 89
Undeclared - Physical Sciences 3 0.04% 2 66.67% 0.04% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.18 3.30 3.30 103 103 103
Undeclared - Social Sciences 10 0.09% 10 100.00% 0.21% 10 100.00% 0.33% 3.10 3.10 3.10 64 64 64
total 10,783 100.00% 4803 44.54% 100.00% 2,996 62.38% 100.00% 3.35 3.55 3.50 99 101 100
School of the Arts and Architecture
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Art 169 30.62% 23 13.61% 26.14% 19 82.61% 26.39% 3.24 3.46 3.44 116 99 97
Design | Media Arts 157 28.44% 19 12.10% 21.59% 17 89.47% 23.61% 3.26 3.48 3.42 112 100 100
Ethnomusicology 45 8.15% 9 20.00% 10.23% 9 100.00% 12.50% 3.10 3.39 3.39 109 84 84
Music 110 19.93% 20 18.18% 22.73% 14 70.00% 19.44% 3.41 3.41 3.38 115 113 114
World Arts and Cultures 71 12.86% 17 23.94% 19.32% 13 76.47% 18.06% 3.16 3.45 3.44 91 101 102
total 552 100.00% 88 15.94% 100.00% 72 81.82% 100.00% 3.26 3.44 3.42 111 101 100
School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Aerospace Engineering 54 5.17% 22 40.74% 5.57% 10 45.45% 5.95% 3.42 3.77 3.86 121 126 131
Bioengineering 69 6.60% 18 26.09% 4.56% 3 16.67% 1.79% 3.37 3.83 3.73 122 129 149
Chemical Engineering 79 7.56% 39 49.37% 9.87% 15 38.46% 8.93% 3.49 3.72 3.65 131 134 140
Civil Engineering 155 14.83% 59 38.06% 14.64% 25 42.37% 14.88% 3.32 3.73 3.62 125 124 127
Computer Science 158 15.12% 40 25.32% 10.13% 15 37.50% 8.93% 3.40 3.74 3.65 121 126 118
Computer Science and Engineering 109 10.43% 32 29.36% 7.94% 12 37.50% 7.14% 3.36 3.79 3.70 125 133 135
Electrical Engineering 221 21.15% 98 44.34% 24.81% 48 48.98% 28.57% 3.45 3.71 3.66 121 123 121
Materials Engineering 15 1.44% 6 40.00% 1.52% 2 33.33% 1.19% 3.55 3.74 3.88 115 123 105
Mechanical Engineering 185 17.70% 81 43.78% 20.10% 38 46.91% 22.62% 3.34 3.67 3.60 125 125 128
total 1,045 100.00% 395 37.80% 100.00% 168 42.53% 100.00% 3.39 3.72 3.66 123 126 127
School of Nursing
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Nursing 77 100.00% 34 44.16% 100.00% 22 64.71% 100.00% 3.11 3.20 3.16 140 140 142
School of Theater, Film, and Television
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Film and Television 421 66.09% 15 3.56% 50.00% 14 93.33% 50.00% 3.33 3.80 3.79 106 96 96
Theater 216 33.91% 15 6.94% 50.00% 14 93.33% 50.00% 3.28 3.38 3.38 112 99 99
total 637 100.00% 30 4.71% 100.00% 28 93.33% 100.00% 3.31 3.59 3.58 108 98 97