Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2011

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 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.26 n/a n/a 84 n/a n/a
Afro-American Studies 53 0.33% 23 43.40% 0.48% 15 65.22% 0.52% 3.08 3.32 3.30 100 103 104
American Indian Studies 14 0.09% 5 35.71% 0.10% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.12 3.26 3.24 102 100 103
American Lit and Culture 36 0.23% 21 58.33% 0.44% 14 66.67% 0.49% 3.33 3.43 3.40 101 103 101
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 8 0.05% 5 62.50% 0.10% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.49 3.53 3.51 104 103 110
Anthropology - B.A. 490 3.06% 303 61.84% 6.29% 202 66.67% 7.02% 3.36 3.56 3.52 102 102 102
Anthropology - B.S. 95 0.59% 15 15.79% 0.31% 13 86.67% 0.45% 3.22 3.65 3.63 104 118 118
Arabic 5 0.03% 3 60.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.16 3.62 3.58 100 101 105
Art History 186 1.16% 108 58.06% 2.24% 64 59.26% 2.23% 3.40 3.61 3.58 105 105 106
Asian American Studies 50 0.31% 19 38.00% 0.39% 13 68.42% 0.45% 3.17 3.41 3.37 97 103 102
Asian Humanities 15 0.09% 5 33.33% 0.10% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.33 3.57 3.54 101 99 100
Asian Religions 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.19 3.16 3.16 97 105 105
Astrophysics 41 0.26% 17 41.46% 0.35% 8 47.06% 0.28% 3.41 3.67 3.65 102 108 105
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 17 0.11% 5 29.41% 0.10% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.31 3.50 3.43 94 106 105
* Biochemistry 453 2.83% 169 37.31% 3.51% 84 49.70% 2.92% 3.39 3.77 3.77 106 109 108
* Biology 1,013 6.33% 152 15.00% 3.15% 82 53.95% 2.85% 3.28 3.72 3.70 103 110 111
Biophysics 10 0.06% 1 10.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.06 3.23 n/a 112 133 n/a
* Business Economics, Pre 1,870 11.69% 309 16.52% 6.41% 182 58.90% 6.33% 3.46 3.93 3.92 99 104 104

Letters and Science: C - E
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Central and East European Lang/Cultures 4 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.46 n/a n/a 102 n/a n/a
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
396 2.48% 165 41.67% 3.42% 90 54.55% 3.13% 3.32 3.63 3.61 106 109 108
Chemistry - Materials Science 27 0.17% 11 40.74% 0.23% 7 63.64% 0.24% 3.34 3.60 3.54 111 118 114
Chicana and Chicano Studies 62 0.39% 34 54.84% 0.71% 23 67.65% 0.80% 3.14 3.37 3.30 98 103 104
Chinese 38 0.24% 15 39.47% 0.31% 10 66.67% 0.35% 3.22 3.55 3.50 98 99 99
Classical Civilization 22 0.14% 10 45.45% 0.21% 6 60.00% 0.21% 3.50 3.66 3.52 102 109 105
Cognitive Science, Pre 72 0.45% 33 45.83% 0.68% 24 72.73% 0.83% 3.41 3.60 3.54 105 109 107
* Communication Studies 944 5.90% 108 11.44% 2.24% 79 73.15% 2.75% 3.37 3.91 3.91 95 102 102
Comparative Literature 53 0.33% 32 60.38% 0.66% 17 53.13% 0.59% 3.38 3.58 3.53 106 110 111
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 8 0.05% 2 25.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 2.96 3.31 3.39 82 105 105
Earth and Environmental Sciences 26 0.16% 2 7.69% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.09 3.52 3.56 95 111 105
East Asian Studies 65 0.41% 34 52.31% 0.71% 21 61.76% 0.73% 3.42 3.65 3.57 103 106 105
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 24 0.15% 5 20.83% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.27 3.63 3.73 106 119 128
* Economics, Pre 969 6.06% 122 12.59% 2.53% 54 44.26% 1.88% 3.47 3.91 3.86 99 103 101
* English 795 4.97% 284 35.72% 5.89% 149 52.46% 5.18% 3.37 3.74 3.72 101 104 105
Environmental Science 116 0.73% 26 22.41% 0.54% 16 61.54% 0.56% 3.34 3.68 3.67 102 109 110
European Studies 21 0.13% 11 52.38% 0.23% 10 90.91% 0.35% 3.34 3.40 3.34 104 106 106

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 29 0.18% 17 58.62% 0.35% 11 64.71% 0.38% 3.34 3.54 3.40 99 103 105
French and Linguistics 12 0.08% 4 33.33% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.11 3.55 3.38 99 103 106
Geography 63 0.39% 40 63.49% 0.83% 25 62.50% 0.87% 3.36 3.58 3.56 103 105 107
Geography - Environmental Studies 84 0.53% 40 47.62% 0.83% 29 72.50% 1.01% 3.39 3.63 3.58 102 101 101
Geology 17 0.11% 2 11.76% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.11 3.33 n/a 110 143 n/a
Geology/Engineering Geology 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.20 3.43 3.24 94 108 111
Geology/Paleobiology 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 5 0.03% 1 20.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.11 3.58 n/a 103 93 n/a
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.80 n/a n/a 79 n/a n/a
German 13 0.08% 9 69.23% 0.19% 5 55.56% 0.17% 3.51 3.49 3.37 92 102 101
Global Studies 163 1.02% 44 26.99% 0.91% 22 50.00% 0.76% 3.50 3.87 3.82 100 104 105
Greek 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Greek and Latin 6 0.04% 3 50.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.66 3.73 3.82 119 117 108
Hebrew 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.41 3.41 3.41 105 105 105
* History, Pre 593 3.71% 245 41.32% 5.08% 155 63.27% 5.39% 3.38 3.74 3.72 100 102 101
Int'l Development Studies, Pre 158 0.99% 31 19.62% 0.64% 10 32.26% 0.35% 3.38 3.87 3.86 102 106 103
Iranian Studies 17 0.11% 8 47.06% 0.17% 6 75.00% 0.21% 3.10 3.45 3.44 103 112 105
Italian 13 0.08% 7 53.85% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.23 3.46 3.38 90 103 101
Italian and Special Fields 5 0.03% 1 20.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.56 3.79 3.79 70 97 97

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 92 0.58% 49 53.26% 1.02% 30 61.22% 1.04% 3.36 3.60 3.52 101 103 101
Jewish Studies 14 0.09% 6 42.86% 0.12% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.31 3.38 3.40 102 106 109
Korean 11 0.07% 1 9.09% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.88 3.93 3.93 101 99 99
Latin 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Latin American Studies 32 0.20% 15 46.88% 0.31% 8 53.33% 0.28% 3.26 3.51 3.41 106 114 111
Linguistics 111 0.69% 65 58.56% 1.35% 42 64.62% 1.46% 3.41 3.62 3.59 102 104 103
Linguistics - Anthropology 19 0.12% 10 52.63% 0.21% 5 50.00% 0.17% 3.42 3.60 3.61 100 104 103
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 35 0.22% 20 57.14% 0.41% 17 85.00% 0.59% 3.41 3.62 3.61 98 103 104
Linguistics and Computer Science 5 0.03% 1 20.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.43 3.28 3.28 95 136 136
Linguistics and English 7 0.04% 4 57.14% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.35 3.56 3.52 96 107 102
Linguistics and French 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.00 3.35 3.35 106 103 103
Linguistics and Italian 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Linguistics and Philosophy 9 0.06% 4 44.44% 0.08% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.22 3.43 3.43 104 108 108
Linguistics and Psychology 56 0.35% 29 51.79% 0.60% 19 65.52% 0.66% 3.37 3.57 3.52 100 104 103
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 18 0.11% 12 66.67% 0.25% 4 33.33% 0.14% 3.27 3.48 3.39 106 109 106
Linguistics, Applied 12 0.08% 4 33.33% 0.08% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.34 3.97 3.96 110 102 102

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 39 0.24% 6 15.38% 0.12% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.15 3.53 3.51 101 123 129
Mathematics 162 1.01% 87 53.70% 1.80% 51 58.62% 1.77% 3.44 3.69 3.64 105 109 109
Mathematics, Applied 80 0.50% 36 45.00% 0.75% 14 38.89% 0.49% 3.35 3.63 3.54 105 109 104
Mathematics/Applied Science 192 1.20% 86 44.79% 1.78% 37 43.02% 1.29% 3.45 3.72 3.67 103 108 107
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mathematics/Economics 252 1.58% 147 58.33% 3.05% 86 58.50% 2.99% 3.54 3.70 3.65 104 107 108
Mathematics for Teaching 37 0.23% 7 18.92% 0.15% 6 85.71% 0.21% 3.18 3.74 3.75 103 104 104
Mathematics of Computation 12 0.08% 6 50.00% 0.12% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.42 3.59 3.43 107 110 103
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
133 0.83% 44 33.08% 0.91% 28 63.64% 0.97% 3.34 3.62 3.56 105 110 111
Mid East and N African Studies 40 0.25% 22 55.00% 0.46% 14 63.64% 0.49% 3.30 3.44 3.43 102 105 106
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 182 1.14% 96 52.75% 1.99% 54 56.25% 1.88% 3.45 3.71 3.67 109 111 111
Music History 29 0.18% 17 58.62% 0.35% 13 76.47% 0.45% 3.42 3.58 3.57 102 106 107
Neuroscience 146 0.91% 50 34.25% 1.04% 33 66.00% 1.15% 3.35 3.61 3.63 105 113 109

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 421 2.63% 236 56.06% 4.90% 133 56.36% 4.62% 3.42 3.60 3.56 103 104 104
Physics 135 0.84% 61 45.19% 1.27% 23 37.70% 0.80% 3.32 3.69 3.58 110 113 110
Physiological Science 134 0.84% 38 28.36% 0.79% 23 60.53% 0.80% 3.30 3.61 3.60 105 116 112
* Political Science, Pre 1,153 7.21% 345 29.92% 7.16% 199 57.68% 6.92% 3.39 3.79 3.77 99 102 102
Portuguese 4 0.03% 1 25.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.45 3.98 n/a 97 100 n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 129 0.81% 26 20.16% 0.54% 23 88.46% 0.80% 3.29 3.71 3.70 108 108 108
* Psychology, Pre 1,858 11.62% 396 21.31% 8.22% 280 70.71% 9.74% 3.37 3.81 3.81 99 103 103
Religion, Study of 42 0.26% 22 52.38% 0.46% 12 54.55% 0.42% 3.38 3.63 3.54 106 116 120
Russian Language and Lit 9 0.06% 3 33.33% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.34 3.57 3.42 111 102 101
Russian Studies 5 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.09 n/a n/a 98 n/a n/a
Scandinavian Languages 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.33 3.21 3.21 95 105 105
* Sociology, Pre 790 4.94% 129 16.33% 2.68% 84 65.12% 2.92% 3.31 3.82 3.81 97 103 103
Southeast Asian Studies 15 0.09% 9 60.00% 0.19% 5 55.56% 0.17% 3.29 3.53 3.43 101 100 102
Spanish 83 0.52% 49 59.04% 1.02% 28 57.14% 0.97% 3.23 3.42 3.36 96 102 102
Spanish and Community and Culture 8 0.05% 6 75.00% 0.12% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.32 3.42 3.44 105 106 115
Spanish and Linguistics 14 0.09% 9 64.29% 0.19% 5 55.56% 0.17% 3.27 3.44 3.37 92 106 106
Spanish and Portuguese 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.22 3.57 3.93 98 98 90
Statistics 83 0.52% 47 56.63% 0.98% 21 44.68% 0.73% 3.48 3.60 3.56 109 108 108
Women's Studies 180 1.13% 98 54.44% 2.03% 67 68.37% 2.33% 3.22 3.40 3.39 100 105 107

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Humanities 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 n/a n/a 0 n/a n/a
Undeclared - Life Sciences 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.77 3.77 3.77 40 40 40
Undeclared - Physical Science 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 2.87 2.87 2.87 42 42 42
Undeclared - Social Sciences 3 0.02% 3 100.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.36 3.36 3.33 57 57 34
total 15,992 100.00% 4,820 30.14% 100.00% 2,876 59.67% 100.00% 3.38 3.70 3.67 100 105 105
School of the Arts and Architecture  
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Architectural Studies 208 23.88% 12 5.77% 16.90% 7 58.33% 13.46% 3.28 3.62 3.53 129 113 107
Art 184 21.13% 18 9.78% 25.35% 14 77.78% 26.92% 3.31 3.41 3.46 116 97 102
Design | Media Arts 230 26.41% 12 5.22% 16.90% 10 83.33% 19.23% 3.26 3.60 3.53 113 99 102
Ethnomusicology 34 3.90% 6 17.65% 8.45% 4 66.67% 7.69% 3.23 3.54 3.69 120 100 101
Music 143 16.42% 12 8.39% 16.90% 8 66.67% 15.38% 3.30 3.43 3.33 113 102 106
World Arts and Cultures 72 8.27% 11 15.28% 15.49% 9 81.82% 17.31% 3.28 3.56 3.56 102 95 97
total 871 100.00% 71 8.15% 100.00% 52 73.24% 100.00% 3.28 3.52 3.50 117 101 102
School of Engineering and Applied Science  
major # applied % of all
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Aerospace Engineering 105 5.31% 17 16.19% 4.84% 11 64.71% 7.91% 3.23 3.76 3.77 119 129 130
Bioengineering 154 7.79% 36 23.38% 10.26% 9 25.00% 6.47% 3.43 3.79 3.67 123 143 160
Chemical Engineering 181 9.16% 28 15.47% 7.98% 10 35.71% 7.19% 3.45 3.87 3.84 127 140 145
Civil Engineering 266 13.45% 27 10.15% 7.69% 11 40.74% 7.91% 3.29 3.85 3.85 120 126 122
Computer Science 338 17.10% 27 7.99% 7.69% 11 40.74% 7.91% 3.33 3.82 3.78 116 129 123
Computer Science and Engineering 202 10.22% 29 14.36% 8.26% 8 27.59% 5.76% 3.39 3.85 3.83 116 133 131
Electrical Engineering 329 16.64% 117 35.56% 33.33% 54 46.15% 38.85% 3.43 3.76 3.69 120 130 136
Materials Engineering 35 1.77% 7 20.00% 1.99% 2 28.57% 1.44% 3.27 3.73 3.58 115 113 117
Mechanical Engineering 367 18.56% 63 17.17% 17.95% 23 36.51% 16.55% 3.37 3.86 3.78 118 123 128
total 1,977 100.00% 351 17.75% 100.00% 139 39.60% 100.00% 3.37 3.81 3.75 119 130 134
School of Nursing  
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Nursing 135 100.00% 10 7.41% 100.00% 10 100.00% 100.00% 3.27 3.66 3.66 125 117 117
School of Theater, Film, and Television  
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Film and Television 539 70.27% 19 3.53% 41.30% 18 94.74% 47.37% 3.33 3.59 3.57 111 103 103
Theater 228 29.73% 27 11.84% 58.70% 20 74.07% 52.63% 3.28 3.40 3.33 113 103 101
total 767 100.00% 46 6.00% 100.00% 38 82.61% 100.00% 3.32 3.48 3.44 112 103 102