Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2009

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 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.43    n/a    n/a 78 n/a n/a
Afro-American Studies 33 0.24% 15 45.45% 0.31% 12 80.00% 0.40% 3.02 3.39 3.34 90 99 99
American Indian Studies 8 0.06% 4 50.00% 0.08% 4 100.00% 0.13% 3.25 3.62 3.62 100 105 105
American Lit and Culture 34 0.25% 24 70.59% 0.50% 17 70.83% 0.57% 3.33 3.47 3.49 103 104 104
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 3 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.09    n/a    n/a 105 n/a n/a
Anthropology - B.A. 374 2.76% 264 70.59% 5.53% 174 65.91% 5.86% 3.36 3.48 3.44 99 101 102
Anthropology - B.S. 53 0.39% 36 67.92% 0.75% 27 75.00% 0.91% 3.31 3.37 3.33 102 106 106
Arabic 17 0.13% 14 82.35% 0.29% 7 50.00% 0.24% 3.28 3.36 3.33 104 107 108
Art History 167 1.23% 119 71.26% 2.49% 69 57.98% 2.32% 3.41 3.54 3.49 99 103 102
Asian American Studies 47 0.35% 26 55.32% 0.54% 12 46.15% 0.40% 3.23 3.46 3.38 99 100 100
Asian Humanities 25 0.18% 16 64.00% 0.33% 12 75.00% 0.40% 3.21 3.43 3.42 101 101 103
Asian Religions 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 4.00    n/a    n/a 73 n/a n/a
Astrophysics 17 0.13% 10 58.82% 0.21% 6 60.00% 0.20% 3.40 3.63 3.59 102 106 108
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 8 0.06% 2 25.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.26 3.77 3.77 104 107 107
* Biochemistry 405 2.99% 187 46.17% 3.91% 83 44.39% 2.79% 3.38 3.69 3.69 104 105 106
* Biology 756 5.58% 154 20.37% 3.22% 94 61.04% 3.16% 3.25 3.65 3.64 99 106 106
Biophysics 8 0.06% 4 50.00% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.35 3.49 3.21 95 103 101
* Business Economics, Pre 1,832 13.51% 252 13.76% 5.27% 165 65.48% 5.56% 3.43 3.86 3.85 95 103 103

Letters and Science: C - E
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Central and East European Lang/Cultures 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.25 3.66 3.78 94 94 92
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
272 2.01% 183 67.28% 3.83% 108 59.02% 3.64% 3.35 3.49 3.44 102 105 104
Chemistry - Materials Science 13 0.10% 8 61.54% 0.17% 5 62.50% 0.17% 3.19 3.57 3.52 100 103 102
Chicana and Chicano Studies 50 0.37% 29 58.00% 0.61% 21 72.41% 0.71% 3.12 3.25 3.21 97 99 99
Chinese 26 0.19% 14 53.85% 0.29% 4 28.57% 0.13% 3.25 3.57 3.56 103 103 97
Classical Civilization 17 0.13% 13 76.47% 0.27% 11 84.62% 0.37% 3.48 3.56 3.52 95 96 97
Cognitive Science, Pre 59 0.44% 32 54.24% 0.67% 20 62.50% 0.67% 3.37 3.46 3.44 99 105 104
* Communication Studies 902 6.65% 89 9.87% 1.86% 60 67.42% 2.02% 3.39 3.93 3.92 94 100 102
Comparative Literature 55 0.41% 33 60.00% 0.69% 18 54.55% 0.61% 3.32 3.47 3.35 100 104 103
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.27 3.27 3.27 187 187 187
Earth and Environmental Sciences 19 0.14% 4 21.05% 0.08% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.20 3.41 3.47 96 98 96
East Asian Studies 41 0.30% 24 58.54% 0.50% 11 45.83% 0.37% 3.29 3.53 3.45 89 102 102
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 23 0.17% 8 34.78% 0.17% 2 25.00% 0.07% 3.28 3.78 3.68 102 105 105
* Economics, Pre 828 6.11% 121 14.61% 2.53% 67 55.37% 2.26% 3.49 3.86 3.83 97 100 101
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 261 1.93% 22 8.43% 0.46% 9 40.91% 0.30% 3.50 3.85 3.88 94 100 101
* English 756 5.58% 346 45.77% 7.24% 176 50.87% 5.93% 3.36 3.64 3.62 97 102 102
Environmental Science 58 0.43% 30 51.72% 0.63% 12 40.00% 0.40% 3.26 3.45 3.36 101 107 113
European Studies 16 0.12% 11 68.75% 0.23% 6 54.55% 0.20% 3.40 3.52 3.50 99 104 106

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 31 0.23% 17 54.84% 0.36% 9 52.94% 0.30% 3.34 3.52 3.46 102 100 98
French and Linguistics 10 0.07% 7 70.00% 0.15% 6 85.71% 0.20% 3.40 3.58 3.55 100 104 103
Geography 60 0.44% 43 71.67% 0.90% 30 69.77% 1.01% 3.35 3.51 3.50 94 98 95
Geography - Environmental Studies 44 0.32% 29 65.91% 0.61% 13 44.83% 0.44% 3.33 3.52 3.44 102 102 102
Geology 20 0.15% 9 45.00% 0.19% 5 55.56% 0.17% 3.35 3.58 3.41 102 104 109
Geology/Engineering Geology 3 0.02% 3 100.00% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.35 3.35 3.66 107 107 105
Geology/Paleobiology 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.08 3.08    n/a 117 117 n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.17 3.23    n/a 117 105 n/a
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.38 3.38 3.38 105 105 105
German 14 0.10% 8 57.14% 0.17% 3 37.50% 0.10% 3.53 3.63 3.49 99 108 116
Global Studies 158 1.17% 43 27.22% 0.90% 19 44.19% 0.64% 3.40 3.80 3.74 99 102 103
Greek 0 0.00% 0 - - 0 - - n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Greek and Latin 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.38 3.38 3.38 101 101 101
Hebrew 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.38 3.38 3.38 105 105 105
* History, Pre 567 4.18% 252 44.44% 5.27% 170 67.46% 5.72% 3.37 3.70 3.68 98 100 100
* Int'l Development Studies 286 2.11% 49 17.13% 1.03% 29 59.18% 0.98% 3.38 3.74 3.71 97 101 99
Iranian Studies 11 0.08% 8 72.73% 0.17% 7 87.50% 0.24% 3.45 3.51 3.44 100 99 99
Italian 13 0.10% 5 38.46% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.01 3.31 3.21 96 101 99
Italian and Special Fields 6 0.04% 6 100.00% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.13% 3.61 3.61 3.58 117 117 127

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 89 0.66% 50 56.18% 1.05% 29 58.00% 0.98% 3.33 3.52 3.46 95 100 100
Jewish Studies 6 0.04% 5 83.33% 0.10% 5 100.00% 0.17% 3.44 3.60 3.60 100 100 100
Korean 11 0.08% 2 18.18% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.16 3.31 3.07 90 100 94
Latin 4 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.46 3.29 3.29 79 97 97
Latin American Studies 28 0.21% 19 67.86% 0.40% 7 36.84% 0.24% 3.28 3.47 3.37 96 104 104
Linguistics 70 0.52% 46 65.71% 0.96% 27 58.70% 0.91% 3.38 3.52 3.46 100 105 104
Linguistics - Anthropology 9 0.07% 4 44.44% 0.08% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.37 3.40 3.26 108 95 96
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 27 0.20% 23 85.19% 0.48% 18 78.26% 0.61% 3.53 3.56 3.58 101 103 102
Linguistics and Computer Science 5 0.04% 3 60.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.23 3.50 3.67 97 103 109
Linguistics and English 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.57 3.82 3.82 110 150 150
Linguistics and French 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.39 3.41 3.10 94 100 95
Linguistics and Italian 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.18 3.18 3.20 120 120 105
Linguistics and Philosophy 6 0.04% 5 83.33% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.31 3.43 3.23 105 105 105
Linguistics and Psychology 31 0.23% 24 77.42% 0.50% 19 79.17% 0.64% 3.24 3.39 3.38 99 102 102
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.87    n/a    n/a 91 n/a n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.26    n/a    n/a 108 n/a n/a

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 26 0.19% 6 23.08% 0.13% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.30 3.47 3.33 83 103 101
Mathematics 117 0.86% 63 53.85% 1.32% 27 42.86% 0.91% 3.39 3.59 3.52 100 104 102
Mathematics, Applied 26 0.19% 16 61.54% 0.33% 7 43.75% 0.24% 3.38 3.59 3.46 98 104 100
Mathematics/Applied Science 119 0.88% 67 56.30% 1.40% 35 52.24% 1.18% 3.58 3.71 3.64 100 106 104
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00    n/a    n/a 0 n/a n/a
Mathematics/Economics 152 1.12% 106 69.74% 2.22% 65 61.32% 2.19% 3.51 3.61 3.55 100 104 104
Mathematics for Teaching 30 0.22% 12 40.00% 0.25% 7 58.33% 0.24% 3.35 3.49 3.70 99 106 104
Mathematics of Computation 5 0.04% 4 80.00% 0.08% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.47 3.47 3.42 94 105 105
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
117 0.86% 55 47.01% 1.15% 32 58.18% 1.08% 3.47 3.65 3.63 107 108 107
Mid East and N African Studies 31 0.23% 19 61.29% 0.40% 15 78.95% 0.50% 3.26 3.48 3.49 95 102 102
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 123 0.91% 63 51.22% 1.32% 29 46.03% 0.98% 3.44 3.65 3.54 103 107 107
Music History 34 0.25% 26 76.47% 0.54% 15 57.69% 0.50% 3.44 3.48 3.49 102 103 102
Neuroscience 83 0.61% 36 43.37% 0.75% 23 63.89% 0.77% 3.35 3.55 3.57 99 106 106

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 303 2.24% 206 67.99% 4.31% 114 55.34% 3.84% 3.34 3.49 3.43 99 102 101
Physics 89 0.66% 57 64.04% 1.19% 23 40.35% 0.77% 3.44 3.59 3.48 102 106 106
Physiological Science 96 0.71% 40 41.67% 0.84% 28 70.00% 0.94% 3.35 3.56 3.51 101 106 105
* Political Science, Pre 1,080 7.97% 436 40.37% 9.13% 299 68.58% 10.07% 3.37 3.65 3.62 96 99 99
Portuguese 5 0.04% 3 60.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.25 3.51 3.53 100 96 95
Psychobiology, Pre 103 0.76% 37 35.92% 0.77% 34 91.89% 1.14% 3.36 3.67 3.67 99 105 104
* Psychology, Pre 1,267 9.35% 396 31.25% 8.29% 328 82.83% 11.04% 3.37 3.70 3.69 95 100 100
Religion, Study of 30 0.22% 23 76.67% 0.48% 10 43.48% 0.34% 3.39 3.54 3.33 98 102 100
Russian Language and Lit 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.30 3.68    n/a 90 113 n/a
Russian Studies 4 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.11 3.19 3.22 89 87 82
Scandinavian Languages 4 0.03% 1 25.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.87 3.25 3.25 86 105 105
* Sociology, Pre 718 5.30% 149 20.75% 3.12% 104 69.80% 3.50% 3.31 3.72 3.70 94 100 100
Southeast Asian Studies 8 0.06% 7 87.50% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.13% 3.38 3.41 3.46 100 101 95
Spanish 54 0.40% 35 64.81% 0.73% 16 45.71% 0.54% 3.23 3.37 3.38 99 102 103
Spanish and Community and Culture 20 0.15% 14 70.00% 0.29% 8 57.14% 0.27% 3.23 3.39 3.24 101 101 101
Spanish and Linguistics 9 0.07% 6 66.67% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.13% 3.28 3.38 3.43 105 101 105
Spanish and Portuguese 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.62 3.54    n/a 62 95 n/a
Statistics 40 0.30% 23 57.50% 0.48% 9 39.13% 0.30% 3.53 3.65 3.60 97 101 100
Women's Studies 119 0.88% 77 64.71% 1.61% 64 83.12% 2.15% 3.23 3.36 3.33 95 100 99

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
major #
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Undeclared - Humanities 8 0.06% 6 75.00% 0.13% 6 100.00% 0.20% 3.08 3.09 3.09 63 64 64
Undeclared - Life Science 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.20 2.20 2.20 24 24 24
Undeclared - Social Sciences 9 0.07% 9 100.00% 0.19% 9 100.00% 0.30% 2.91 2.91 2.91 55 55 55
total 13,557 100.00% 4,778 35.24% 100.00% 2,970 62.16% 100.00% 3.37 3.62 3.59 97 102 102
School of the Arts and Architecture  
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Architectural Studies 240 31.87% 27 11.25% 30.34% 17 62.96% 24.29% 3.30 3.63 3.62 88 102 102
Art 156 20.72% 23 14.74% 25.84% 19 82.61% 27.14% 3.30 3.42 3.40 81 103 102
Design | Media Arts 140 18.59% 8 5.71% 8.99% 7 87.50% 10.00% 3.33 3.57 3.55 75 100 101
Ethnomusicology 36 4.78% 6 16.67% 6.74% 6 100.00% 8.57% 3.32 3.37 3.37 74 112 112
Music 111 14.74% 9 8.11% 10.11% 7 77.78% 10.00% 3.33 3.50 3.45 82 87 84
World Arts and Cultures 70 9.30% 16 22.86% 17.98% 14 87.50% 20.00% 3.21 3.66 3.64 75 100 101
total 753 100.00% 89 11.82% 100.00% 70 78.65% 100.00% 3.30 3.55 3.52 81 101 101
School of Engineering and Applied Science  
major # applied % of all
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Aerospace Engineering 83 6.21% 14 16.87% 4.20% 8 57.14% 5.67% 3.23 3.79 3.79 96 103 102
Bioengineering 100 7.49% 32 32.00% 9.61% 10 31.25% 7.09% 3.36 3.78 3.68 105 112 109
Chemical Engineering 140 10.48% 14 10.00% 4.20% 3 21.43% 2.13% 3.40 3.88 3.88 103 114 106
Civil Engineering 210 15.72% 79 37.62% 23.72% 35 44.30% 24.82% 3.35 3.70 3.61 103 107 104
Computer Science 198 14.82% 25 12.63% 7.51% 11 44.00% 7.80% 3.32 3.79 3.66 99 106 107
Computer Science and Engineering 123 9.21% 21 17.07% 6.31% 7 33.33% 4.96% 3.37 3.83 3.78 98 111 113
Electrical Engineering 215 16.09% 95 44.19% 28.53% 49 51.58% 34.75% 3.44 3.74 3.65 104 105 106
Materials Engineering 21 1.57% 6 28.57% 1.80% 2 33.33% 1.42% 3.36 3.79 3.61 104 99 105
Mechanical Engineering 246 18.41% 47 19.11% 14.11% 16 34.04% 11.35% 3.37 3.83 3.82 103 110 107
total 1,336 100.00% 333 24.93% 100.00% 141 42.34% 100.00% 3.36 3.77 3.68 102 107 106
School of Nursing  
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Nursing (for RNs) 34 26.15% 13 38.24% 86.67% 9 69.23% 81.82% 3.05 3.37 3.31 90 106 114
Nursing (pre licensure) 96 73.85% 2 2.08% 13.33% 2 100.00% 18.18% 3.35 4.00 4.00 82 105 105
total 130 100.00% 15 11.54% 100.00% 11 73.33% 100.00% 3.27 3.45 3.44 84 106 113
School of Theater, Film, and Television  
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Film and Television 541 71.18% 15 2.77% 32.61% 15 100.00% 34.88% 3.33 3.63 3.63 83 106 106
Theater 219 28.82% 31 14.16% 67.39% 28 90.32% 65.12% 3.39 3.47 3.48 90 100 101
total 760 100.00% 46 6.05% 100.00% 43 93.48% 100.00% 3.35 3.52 3.53 85 102 102