Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2008

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 0 0.00% 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Afro-American Studies 36 0.30% 21 58.33% 0.46% 16 76.19% 0.56% 3.19 3.39 3.31 99 99 99
American Indian Studies 6 0.05% 3 50.00% 0.07% 2 66.67% 0.07% 2.78 3.05 3.01 110 95 98
American Lit and Culture 18 0.15% 13 72.22% 0.29% 11 84.62% 0.38% 3.37 3.46 3.44 99 100 99
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 8 0.07% 4 50.00% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.08 3.31 3.30 97 108 111
Anthropology - B.A. 285 2.34% 198 69.47% 4.36% 140 70.71% 4.90% 3.32 3.48 3.43 100 99 99
Anthropology - B.S. 40 0.33% 26 65.00% 0.57% 13 50.00% 0.45% 3.31 3.52 3.51 101 102 104
Arabic 12 0.10% 8 66.67% 0.18% 2 25.00% 0.07% 3.54 3.71 3.85 100 103 100
Art History 136 1.12% 100 73.53% 2.20% 76 76.00% 2.66% 3.34 3.46 3.42 99 101 101
Asian American Studies 35 0.29% 17 48.57% 0.37% 13 76.47% 0.45% 3.09 3.30 3.20 97 96 95
Asian Humanities 5 0.04% 4 80.00% 0.09% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.19 3.18 3.18 106 104 102
Asian Religions 0 0.00% 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Astrophysics 26 0.21% 14 53.85% 0.31% 5 35.71% 0.17% 3.40 3.62 3.46 102 103 105
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 14 0.11% 6 42.86% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.42 3.47 3.35 98 103 103
* Biochemistry 395 3.24% 186 47.09% 4.09% 87 46.77% 3.04% 3.39 3.66 3.63 103 104 104
* Biology 760 6.23% 166 21.84% 3.65% 97 58.43% 3.39% 3.26 3.65 3.63 102 104 104
Biophysics 6 0.05% 4 66.67% 0.09% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.21 3.52 3.38 104 104 105
* Business Economics, Pre 1,742 14.28% 265 15.21% 5.83% 180 67.92% 6.29% 3.43 3.82 3.79 102 102 102

Letters and Science: C - E
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Central and East European Lang/Cultures 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.27 3.41    n/a 88 105 n/a
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
228 1.87% 141 61.84% 3.10% 92 65.25% 3.22% 3.33 3.51 3.49 104 104 103
Chemistry - Materials Science 16 0.13% 10 62.50% 0.22% 5 50.00% 0.17% 3.29 3.55 3.47 97 104 105
Chicana and Chicano Studies 49 0.40% 26 53.06% 0.57% 19 73.08% 0.66% 3.16 3.37 3.35 99 101 100
Chinese 30 0.25% 19 63.33% 0.42% 16 84.21% 0.56% 3.23 3.46 3.44 103 103 103
Classical Civilization 19 0.16% 13 68.42% 0.29% 8 61.54% 0.28% 3.38 3.53 3.47 97 98 98
Cognitive Science, Pre 51 0.42% 28 54.90% 0.62% 22 78.57% 0.77% 3.39 3.51 3.46 107 103 103
* Communication Studies 778 6.38% 108 13.88% 2.38% 80 74.07% 2.80% 3.35 3.89 3.89 95 97 97
Comparative Literature 38 0.31% 23 60.53% 0.51% 12 52.17% 0.42% 3.39 3.49 3.45 103 102 102
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 6 0.05% 3 50.00% 0.07% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.40 3.60    n/a 121 105 n/a
Earth and Environmental Sciences 21 0.17% 5 23.81% 0.11% 1 20.00% 0.03% 3.24 3.39 3.23 98 102 92
East Asian Studies 41 0.34% 21 51.22% 0.46% 13 61.90% 0.45% 3.26 3.46 3.36 99 98 98
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 17 0.14% 5 29.41% 0.11% 5 100.00% 0.17% 3.28 3.61 3.61 102 103 103
* Economics, Pre 689 5.65% 115 16.69% 2.53% 66 57.39% 2.31% 3.46 3.82 3.78 100 100 100
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 233 1.91% 32 13.73% 0.70% 16 50.00% 0.56% 3.45 3.83 3.82 101 101 101
* English 688 5.64% 318 46.22% 7.00% 173 54.40% 6.05% 3.34 3.63 3.58 99 99 99
Environmental Science 50 0.41% 27 54.00% 0.59% 11 40.74% 0.38% 3.31 3.44 3.32 103 104 103
European Studies 8 0.07% 6 75.00% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.40 3.52 3.32 90 89 84

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 22 0.18% 14 63.64% 0.31% 6 42.86% 0.21% 3.44 3.50 3.57 107 101 91
French and Linguistics 10 0.08% 4 40.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.34 3.50 3.50 94 105 105
Geography 43 0.35% 28 65.12% 0.62% 21 75.00% 0.73% 3.29 3.56 3.54 95 100 100
Geography - Environmental Studies 42 0.34% 31 73.81% 0.68% 20 64.52% 0.70% 3.46 3.64 3.59 100 100 99
Geology 12 0.10% 5 41.67% 0.11% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.41 3.52 3.62 96 108 109
Geology/Engineering Geology 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.17 3.54 3.54 88 105 105
Geology/Paleobiology 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.36 3.58 3.58 101 106 106
Geophysics and Space Physics 0 0.00% 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.31 3.01 3.01 101 105 105
German 10 0.08% 5 50.00% 0.11% 5 100.00% 0.17% 3.46 3.86 3.86 108 99 99
Global Studies 152 1.25% 51 33.55% 1.12% 31 60.78% 1.08% 3.37 3.72 3.68 100 101 101
Greek 0 0.00% 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Greek and Latin 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.23    n/a    n/a 92 n/a n/a
Hebrew 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.98 3.53 3.53 111 105 105
History - Art History 44 0.36% 40 90.91% 0.88% 38 95.00% 1.33% 3.52 3.52 3.51 98 99 99
* History, Pre 437 3.58% 216 49.43% 4.75% 152 70.37% 5.31% 3.37 3.64 3.62 98 98 98
* Int'l Development Studies 216 1.77% 95 43.98% 2.09% 64 67.37% 2.24% 3.36 3.63 3.58 99 100 100
Iranian Studies 15 0.12% 9 60.00% 0.20% 8 88.89% 0.28% 3.25 3.38 3.40 101 101 100
Italian 9 0.07% 7 77.78% 0.15% 7 100.00% 0.24% 3.54 3.57 3.57 109 103 103
Italian and Special Fields 4 0.03% 4 100.00% 0.09% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.59 3.59 3.55 94 94 93

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 72 0.59% 48 66.67% 1.06% 30 62.50% 1.05% 3.33 3.45 3.40 101 99 99
Jewish Studies 8 0.07% 4 50.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.02 3.40 3.40 100 95 95
Korean 15 0.12% 7 46.67% 0.15% 6 85.71% 0.21% 3.11 3.46 3.53 93 101 100
Latin 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.16    n/a    n/a 105 n/a n/a
Latin American Studies 37 0.30% 22 59.46% 0.48% 15 68.18% 0.52% 3.34 3.47 3.36 100 101 102
Linguistics 54 0.44% 35 64.81% 0.77% 16 45.71% 0.56% 3.42 3.61 3.52 99 102 103
Linguistics - Anthropology 8 0.07% 4 50.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.20 3.36 3.36 98 98 98
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 16 0.13% 9 56.25% 0.20% 6 66.67% 0.21% 3.47 3.53 3.46 100 100 98
Linguistics and Computer Science 4 0.03% 4 100.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.75 3.75 3.75 99 99 99
Linguistics and English 13 0.11% 8 61.54% 0.18% 7 87.50% 0.24% 3.46 3.63 3.67 95 97 96
Linguistics and French 3 0.02% 3 100.00% 0.07% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.57 3.57 3.57 99 99 99
Linguistics and Italian 3 0.02% 3 100.00% 0.07% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.64 3.64 4.00 96 96 91
Linguistics and Philosophy 3 0.02% 3 100.00% 0.07% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.51 3.51 3.60 102 102 105
Linguistics and Psychology 16 0.13% 13 81.25% 0.29% 10 76.92% 0.35% 3.41 3.44 3.44 103 103 103
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.43 3.43    n/a 97 97 n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 4 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.07% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.33 3.25 3.14 94 98 102

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 20 0.16% 2 10.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.22 3.13 3.13 102 105 105
Mathematics 113 0.93% 68 60.18% 1.50% 35 51.47% 1.22% 3.39 3.56 3.51 104 103 102
Mathematics, Applied 37 0.30% 23 62.16% 0.51% 10 43.48% 0.35% 3.55 3.63 3.49 100 103 103
Mathematics/Applied Science 100 0.82% 62 62.00% 1.36% 33 53.23% 1.15% 3.51 3.69 3.63 108 104 104
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
0 0.00% 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Mathematics/Economics 82 0.67% 58 70.73% 1.28% 40 68.97% 1.40% 3.47 3.57 3.49 104 102 103
Mathematics for Teaching 34 0.28% 19 55.88% 0.42% 13 68.42% 0.45% 3.30 3.42 3.40 98 99 99
Mathematics of Computation 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.25 3.85 3.85 101 105 105
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
99 0.81% 51 51.52% 1.12% 21 41.18% 0.73% 3.43 3.57 3.57 105 104 104
Mid East and N African Studies 26 0.21% 13 50.00% 0.29% 7 53.85% 0.24% 3.29 3.48 3.35 96 97 97
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 106 0.87% 52 49.06% 1.14% 24 46.15% 0.84% 3.41 3.62 3.57 107 104 104
Music History 39 0.32% 24 61.54% 0.53% 16 66.67% 0.56% 3.35 3.53 3.47 102 101 101
Neuroscience 60 0.49% 19 31.67% 0.42% 12 63.16% 0.42% 3.35 3.59 3.59 104 106 108

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 319 2.62% 214 67.08% 4.71% 101 47.20% 3.53% 3.37 3.55 3.49 99 100 100
Physics 77 0.63% 52 67.53% 1.14% 20 38.46% 0.70% 3.42 3.63 3.58 103 104 103
Physiological Science 86 0.71% 27 31.40% 0.59% 20 74.07% 0.70% 3.36 3.51 3.43 105 105 105
* Political Science, Pre 972 7.97% 438 45.06% 9.64% 257 58.68% 8.99% 3.37 3.65 3.61 98 98 98
Portuguese 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.79    n/a    n/a 94 n/a n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 95 0.78% 24 25.26% 0.53% 18 75.00% 0.63% 3.34 3.54 3.50 101 107 104
* Psychology, Pre 1,134 9.30% 375 33.07% 8.25% 300 80.00% 10.49% 3.36 3.67 3.66 98 100 100
Religion, Study of 32 0.26% 20 62.50% 0.44% 10 50.00% 0.35% 3.43 3.60 3.49 100 100 100
Russian Language and Lit 5 0.04% 1 20.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.40 3.41    n/a 113 126 n/a
Russian Studies 3 0.02% 3 100.00% 0.07% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.45 3.45    n/a 101 101 n/a
Scandinavian Languages 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.08    n/a    n/a 84 n/a n/a
* Sociology, Pre 683 5.60% 228 33.38% 5.02% 165 72.37% 5.77% 3.30 3.62 3.59 97 99 99
Southeast Asian Studies 4 0.03% 1 25.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.36 3.73    n/a 89 111 n/a
Spanish 63 0.52% 32 50.79% 0.70% 17 53.13% 0.59% 3.28 3.55 3.61 96 100 99
Spanish and Community and Culture 11 0.09% 8 72.73% 0.18% 2 25.00% 0.07% 3.32 3.49 3.20 97 101 105
Spanish and Linguistics 9 0.07% 7 77.78% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.14% 3.53 3.66 3.48 102 101 100
Spanish and Portuguese 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.34 3.34    n/a 90 90 n/a
Statistics 21 0.17% 15 71.43% 0.33% 10 66.67% 0.35% 3.35 3.46 3.43 107 104 104
Women's Studies 123 1.01% 68 55.28% 1.50% 47 69.12% 1.64% 3.25 3.44 3.39 97 99 99

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Humanities 61 0.50% 19 31.15% 0.42% 1 5.26% 0.03% 3.13 3.49 2.43 94 94 37
Undeclared - Social Sciences 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 2.66 2.66 2.45 45 45 46
total 12,197 100.00% 4,544 37.26% 100.00% 2,860 62.94% 100.00% 3.37 3.62 3.58 100 101 100
School of the Arts and Architecture
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Architectural Studies 253 30.08% 23 9.09% 29.87% 15 65.22% 25.00% 3.31 3.71 3.65 128 104 101
Art 180 21.40% 17 9.44% 22.08% 15 88.24% 25.00% 3.27 3.53 3.53 117 104 106
Design | Media Arts 165 19.62% 6 3.64% 7.79% 4 66.67% 6.67% 3.22 3.58 3.49 110 97 99
Ethnomusicology 48 5.71% 13 27.08% 16.88% 13 100.00% 21.67% 3.43 3.35 3.35 127 104 104
Music 92 10.94% 5 5.43% 6.49% 3 60.00% 5.00% 3.33 3.42 3.28 116 96 91
World Arts and Cultures 103 12.25% 13 12.62% 16.88% 10 76.92% 16.67% 3.04 3.39 3.37 94 104 105
total 841 100.00% 77 9.16% 100.00% 60 77.92% 100.00% 3.26 3.53 3.48 117 103 103
School of Engineering and Applied Science
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Aerospace Engineering 67 5.73% 18 26.87% 3.60% 11 61.11% 4.58% 3.20 3.68 3.64 120 125 120
Bioengineering 92 7.86% 35 38.04% 7.00% 13 37.14% 5.42% 3.41 3.69 3.58 135 137 130
Chemical Engineering 100 8.55% 55 55.00% 11.00% 25 45.45% 10.42% 3.44 3.68 3.61 125 126 128
Civil Engineering 182 15.56% 85 46.70% 17.00% 38 44.71% 15.83% 3.40 3.68 3.64 124 125 119
Computer Science 178 15.21% 45 25.28% 9.00% 21 46.67% 8.75% 3.36 3.70 3.72 123 125 121
Computer Science and Engineering 106 9.06% 43 40.57% 8.60% 19 44.19% 7.92% 3.35 3.71 3.71 129 126 118
Electrical Engineering 226 19.32% 124 54.87% 24.80% 64 51.61% 26.67% 3.46 3.66 3.58 127 126 119
Materials Engineering 13 1.11% 8 61.54% 1.60% 5 62.50% 2.08% 3.55 3.79 3.81 149 133 113
Mechanical Engineering 206 17.61% 87 42.23% 17.40% 44 50.57% 18.33% 3.37 3.66 3.65 127 131 119
total 1,170 100.00% 500 42.74% 100.00% 240 48.00% 100.00% 3.39 3.68 3.63 126 127 121
School of Nursing
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Nursing (for RNs) 38 30.65% 25 65.79% 69.44% 16 64.00% 72.73% 3.12 3.14 3.19 119 91 92
Nursing (pre licensure) 86 69.35% 11 12.79% 30.56% 6 54.55% 27.27% 3.31 3.81 3.72 111 105 107
total 124 100.00% 36 29.03% 100.00% 22 61.11% 100.00% 3.25 3.34 3.33 113 95 96
School of Theater, Film, and Television
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Film and Television 478 68.98% 16 3.35% 37.21% 14 87.50% 36.84% 3.31 3.70 3.66 112 98 99
Theater 215 31.02% 27 12.56% 62.79% 24 88.89% 63.16% 3.24 3.47 3.46 112 102 102
total 693 100.00% 43 6.20% 100.00% 38 88.37% 100.00% 3.29 3.56 3.54 112 101 101