Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2007

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 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.13 3.25 n/a 86 92 n/a
Afro-American Studies 29 0.26% 17 58.62% 0.36% 10 58.82% 0.34% 3.13 3.34 3.21 98 98 98
American Indian Studies 7 0.06% 6 85.71% 0.13% 5 83.33% 0.17% 3.49 3.44 3.37 100 98 98
American Lit and Culture 17 0.16% 12 70.59% 0.26% 9 75.00% 0.31% 3.33 3.39 3.37 96 100 100
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 7 0.06% 5 71.43% 0.11% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.25 3.47 3.53 94 95 93
Anthropology - B.A. 244 2.23% 168 68.85% 3.60% 108 64.29% 3.67% 3.36 3.50 3.43 98 99 99
Anthropology - B.S. 41 0.37% 21 51.22% 0.45% 18 85.71% 0.61% 3.16 3.38 3.39 101 103 104
Arabic 14 0.13% 6 42.86% 0.13% 5 83.33% 0.17% 3.11 3.36 3.28 109 114 108
Art History 149 1.36% 114 76.51% 2.44% 63 55.26% 2.14% 3.39 3.49 3.45 102 101 101
Asian American Studies 42 0.38% 20 47.62% 0.43% 13 65.00% 0.44% 3.17 3.44 3.43 98 100 99
Asian Humanities 9 0.08% 4 44.44% 0.09% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.20 3.55 3.26 97 104 100
Asian Religions 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.01 3.59 3.70 90 101 97
Astrophysics 25 0.23% 15 60.00% 0.32% 5 33.33% 0.17% 3.39 3.52 3.46 101 104 104
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 20 0.18% 5 25.00% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.03 3.38 3.06 99 102 105
* Biochemistry 386 3.52% 223 57.77% 4.78% 97 43.50% 3.29% 3.44 3.66 3.62 104 104 105
* Biology 709 6.47% 176 24.82% 3.77% 109 61.93% 3.70% 3.26 3.59 3.60 103 104 104
Biophysics 12 0.11% 8 66.67% 0.17% 4 50.00% 0.14% 3.39 3.57 3.63 103 103 102
* Business Economics, Pre 1,518 13.85% 271 17.85% 5.81% 173 63.84% 5.88% 3.43 3.82 3.78 100 102 101

Letters and Science: C - E
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Central and East European Lang/Cultures 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
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
209 1.91% 128 61.24% 2.74% 80 62.50% 2.72% 3.32 3.53 3.49 105 104 104
Chemistry - Materials Science 7 0.06% 6 85.71% 0.13% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.34 3.47 3.21 108 109 105
Chicana and Chicano Studies 36 0.33% 20 55.56% 0.43% 11 55.00% 0.37% 3.08 3.33 3.27 99 99 98
Chinese 21 0.19% 12 57.14% 0.26% 8 66.67% 0.27% 3.27 3.38 3.32 99 106 105
Classical Civilization 18 0.16% 8 44.44% 0.17% 5 62.50% 0.17% 3.24 3.52 3.37 97 101 99
Cognitive Science, Pre 42 0.38% 25 59.52% 0.54% 14 56.00% 0.48% 3.38 3.63 3.57 106 103 102
* Communication Studies 657 5.99% 104 15.83% 2.23% 64 61.54% 2.17% 3.36 3.89 3.89 95 96 96
Comparative Literature 25 0.23% 14 56.00% 0.30% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.47 3.68 n/a 112 102 n/a
Earth and Environmental Sciences 4 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.18 n/a n/a 100 n/a n/a
East Asian Studies 33 0.30% 12 36.36% 0.26% 8 66.67% 0.27% 3.15 3.52 3.50 99 101 103
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 13 0.12% 3 23.08% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.14 3.85 3.75 112 105 105
* Economics, Pre 534 4.87% 103 19.29% 2.21% 54 52.43% 1.83% 3.44 3.78 3.70 100 101 100
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 231 2.11% 41 17.75% 0.88% 27 65.85% 0.92% 3.46 3.70 3.67 101 101 100
* English 639 5.83% 415 64.95% 8.90% 232 55.90% 7.88% 3.38 3.52 3.45 99 99 100
Environmental Science 34 0.31% 16 47.06% 0.34% 6 37.50% 0.20% 3.27 3.47 3.44 103 103 101
European Studies 12 0.11% 7 58.33% 0.15% 6 85.71% 0.20% 3.37 3.52 3.48 97 104 104

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 21 0.19% 9 42.86% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.14% 3.15 3.50 3.54 103 104 103
French and Linguistics 10 0.09% 6 60.00% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.20 3.66 3.55 101 99 101
Geography 53 0.48% 43 81.13% 0.92% 28 65.12% 0.95% 3.46 3.55 3.51 98 98 98
Geography - Environmental Studies 32 0.29% 23 71.88% 0.49% 15 65.22% 0.51% 3.35 3.48 3.41 101 99 100
Geology 12 0.11% 6 50.00% 0.13% 1 16.67% 0.03% 3.21 3.56 3.42 100 104 105
Geology/Engineering Geology 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.24 3.71 3.71 104 105 105
Geology/Paleobiology 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.18 3.38 2.95 106 103 108
Geophysics and Space Physics 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/Applied Geophysics 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.07 3.10 2.80 106 114 130
German 10 0.09% 4 40.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.22 3.46 3.46 93 98 98
Global Studies 134 1.22% 81 60.45% 1.74% 55 67.90% 1.87% 3.35 3.49 3.44 101 100 100
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% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.94 n/a n/a 96 n/a n/a
Hebrew 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.06 3.06 3.06 102 102 102
History - Art History 94 0.86% 56 59.57% 1.20% 37 66.07% 1.26% 3.28 3.44 3.37 96 99 99
* History, Pre 420 3.83% 296 70.48% 6.35% 215 72.64% 7.30% 3.40 3.53 3.50 99 99 99
* Int'l Development Studies 165 1.51% 99 60.00% 2.12% 70 70.71% 2.38% 3.41 3.54 3.50 98 100 100
Iranian Studies 7 0.06% 4 57.14% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.30 3.46 3.46 108 100 100
Italian 10 0.09% 7 70.00% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.53 3.79 3.83 96 100 100
Italian and Special Fields 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 4.00 4.00 4.00 92 92 92

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 69 0.63% 52 75.36% 1.11% 32 61.54% 1.09% 3.29 3.37 3.34 100 100 100
Jewish Studies 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.56 3.34 3.41 95 101 102
Korean 6 0.05% 3 50.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 2.96 3.15 3.15 94 98 98
Latin 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.33 n/a n/a 88 n/a n/a
Latin American Studies 27 0.25% 23 85.19% 0.49% 14 60.87% 0.48% 3.40 3.46 3.43 100 100 102
Linguistics 38 0.35% 25 65.79% 0.54% 15 60.00% 0.51% 3.44 3.54 3.56 100 102 101
Linguistics - Anthropology 7 0.06% 5 71.43% 0.11% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.72 3.70 3.78 106 109 110
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 15 0.14% 12 80.00% 0.26% 9 75.00% 0.31% 3.46 3.51 3.44 101 100 100
Linguistics and Computer Science 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.42 3.25 3.25 102 99 99
Linguistics and English 9 0.08% 4 44.44% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.03 3.45 3.62 108 97 98
Linguistics and French 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 Italian 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.97 n/a n/a 86 n/a n/a
Linguistics and Philosophy 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.05 3.53 3.14 99 102 105
Linguistics and Psychology 11 0.10% 9 81.82% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.14% 3.36 3.41 3.35 107 107 107
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 7 0.06% 5 71.43% 0.11% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.41 3.46 3.41 94 102 102

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 31 0.28% 2 6.45% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.08 3.86 3.90 101 105 105
Mathematics (includes
General Mathematics)
127 1.16% 67 52.76% 1.44% 26 38.81% 0.88% 3.41 3.61 3.51 101 103 103
Mathematics, Applied 31 0.28% 24 77.42% 0.51% 11 45.83% 0.37% 3.42 3.54 3.49 113 104 105
Mathematics/Applied Science 64 0.58% 40 62.50% 0.86% 19 47.50% 0.65% 3.55 3.66 3.58 100 103 104
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.54 n/a n/a 71 n/a n/a
Mathematics/Economics 66 0.60% 38 57.58% 0.81% 19 50.00% 0.65% 3.42 3.59 3.46 101 102 100
Mathematics of Computation 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.60 3.60 3.60 109 109 109
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
115 1.05% 52 45.22% 1.11% 23 44.23% 0.78% 3.45 3.68 3.68 103 106 106
Mid East and N African Studies 34 0.31% 24 70.59% 0.51% 16 66.67% 0.54% 3.33 3.42 3.34 98 100 99
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 116 1.06% 64 55.17% 1.37% 39 60.94% 1.32% 3.45 3.58 3.57 104 104 102
Music History 24 0.22% 17 70.83% 0.36% 10 58.82% 0.34% 3.46 3.66 3.61 96 100 101
Neuroscience 68 0.62% 28 41.18% 0.60% 15 53.57% 0.51% 3.40 3.59 3.54 104 106 105

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 276 2.52% 183 66.30% 3.92% 94 51.37% 3.19% 3.35 3.49 3.44 98 100 100
Physics (includes
General Physics)
90 0.82% 56 62.22% 1.20% 28 50.00% 0.95% 3.40 3.58 3.47 104 104 103
Physiological Science 92 0.84% 31 33.70% 0.66% 25 80.65% 0.85% 3.34 3.58 3.57 104 105 103
Plant Biology 5 0.05% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.21 n/a n/a 102 n/a n/a
Plant Biotechnology 4 0.04% 1 25.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.20 3.71 3.71 102 105 105
* Political Science, Pre 854 7.79% 480 56.21% 10.29% 315 65.63% 10.70% 3.36 3.56 3.51 97 98 98
Portuguese 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.74 n/a n/a 39 n/a n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 97 0.88% 31 31.96% 0.66% 26 83.87% 0.88% 3.26 3.61 3.62 104 106 106
* Psychology, Pre 1,001 9.13% 374 37.36% 8.02% 303 81.02% 10.29% 3.37 3.63 3.60 98 99 99
Religion, Study of 33 0.30% 16 48.48% 0.34% 9 56.25% 0.31% 3.26 3.57 3.49 100 96 96
Russian Language and Lit 6 0.05% 4 66.67% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.44 3.70 3.70 101 103 102
Russian Studies 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.11 3.19 3.19 109 107 107
Scandinavian Languages 4 0.04% 3 75.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.09 3.13 3.13 101 101 101
* Sociology 654 5.97% 219 33.49% 4.69% 173 79.00% 5.88% 3.24 3.51 3.48 98 99 99
Southeast Asian Studies 4 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.18 n/a n/a 98 n/a n/a
Spanish 59 0.54% 30 50.85% 0.64% 16 53.33% 0.54% 3.25 3.44 3.36 98 100 99
Spanish and Linguistics 10 0.09% 6 60.00% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.43 3.46 3.38 105 96 97
Spanish and Portuguese 4 0.04% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.06 3.35 3.41 101 105 105
Statistics 23 0.21% 17 73.91% 0.36% 13 76.47% 0.44% 3.32 3.46 3.33 99 103 101
Women's Studies 114 1.04% 71 62.28% 1.52% 55 77.46% 1.87% 3.21 3.39 3.31 97 97 98

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% 3.03 4.00 4.00 80 40 40
Undeclared - Life Sciences 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 n/a n/a   n/a n/a
Undeclared - Physical Sciences 3 0.03% 3 100.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.56 3.56 3.56 54 54 54
Undeclared - Social Sciences 5 0.05% 4 80.00% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.33 3.33 3.34 89 89 108
Undeclared 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.26 n/a n/a 109 n/a n/a
total 10,963 100.00% 4,665 42.55% 100.00% 2,944 63.11% 100.00% 3.36 3.57 3.53 100 101 100
School of the Arts and Architecture
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Architectural Studies 201 28.55% 28 13.93% 28.87% 17 60.71% 22.67% 3.30 3.58 3.50 118 98 96
Art 121 17.19% 20 16.53% 20.62% 16 80.00% 21.33% 3.29 3.49 3.49 119 112 115
Design | Media Arts 146 20.74% 12 8.22% 12.37% 12 100.00% 16.00% 3.33 3.54 3.54 106 97 97
Ethnomusicology 34 4.83% 9 26.47% 9.28% 7 77.78% 9.33% 3.29 3.22 3.08 119 97 96
Music 118 16.76% 11 9.32% 11.34% 9 81.82% 12.00% 3.29 3.47 3.42 111 89 86
World Arts and Cultures 84 11.93% 17 20.24% 17.53% 14 82.35% 18.67% 3.06 3.45 3.41 84 95 95
total 704 100.00% 97 13.78% 100.00% 75 77.32% 100.00% 3.28 3.49 3.44 111 99 99
School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Aerospace Engineering 48 4.65% 22 45.83% 4.41% 17 77.27% 7.08% 3.30 3.62 3.55 123 127 123
Bioengineering 79 7.66% 38 48.10% 7.62% 13 34.21% 5.42% 3.46 3.67 3.63 133 142 133
Chemical Engineering 107 10.37% 65 60.75% 13.03% 35 53.85% 14.58% 3.49 3.66 3.58 134 140 133
Civil Engineering 140 13.57% 75 53.57% 15.03% 38 50.67% 15.83% 3.39 3.61 3.52 127 134 134
Computer Science 164 15.89% 59 35.98% 11.82% 27 45.76% 11.25% 3.35 3.67 3.64 128 127 126
Computer Science and Engineering 100 9.69% 36 36.00% 7.21% 17 47.22% 7.08% 3.34 3.69 3.60 125 134 136
Electrical Engineering 199 19.28% 105 52.76% 21.04% 47 44.76% 19.58% 3.40 3.66 3.57 129 132 131
Materials Engineering 17 1.65% 8 47.06% 1.60% 1 12.50% 0.42% 3.47 3.60 3.63 151 172 226
Mechanical Engineering 178 17.25% 91 51.12% 18.24% 45 49.45% 18.75% 3.38 3.59 3.51 131 136 137
total 1,032 100.00% 499 48.35% 100.00% 240 48.10% 100.00% 3.39 3.64 3.57 129 135 133
School of Nursing
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Nursing (for RNs) 49 100.00% 16 32.65% 100.00% 14 87.50% 100.00% 3.09 3.13 3.16 181 213 219
School of Theater, Film, and Television
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Film and Television 433 66.01% 14 3.23% 26.41% 13 92.86% 27.08% 3.31 3.56 3.55 108 103 101
Theater 223 33.99% 39 17.49% 73.58% 35 89.74% 72.92% 3.34 3.43 3.43 108 103 104
total 656 100.00% 53 8.08% 100.00% 48 90.57% 100.00% 3.32 3.46 3.47 108 103 103