Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2012

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
major # applied % of all
applied
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admitted
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applied
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avg. units-
enrolled
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 35 0.23% 14 40.00% 0.29% 7 50.00% 0.24% 3.30 3.48 3.41 102 104 n/a
African 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
Afro-American Studies 54 0.36% 25 46.30% 0.51% 20 80.00% 0.68% 3.11 3.34 3.31 99 103 104
American Indian Studies 15 0.10% 9 60.00% 0.19% 8 88.89% 0.27% 3.07 3.31 3.26 98 97 97
American Lit and Culture 40 0.27% 19 47.50% 0.39% 16 84.21% 0.55% 3.33 3.47 3.39 104 107 107
Anthropology - B.A. 515 3.42% 334 64.85% 6.88% 226 67.66% 7.70% 3.43 3.59 3.54 101 103 103
Anthropology - B.S. 77 0.51% 16 20.78% 0.33% 11 68.75% 0.37% 3.20 3.69 3.68 104 114 118
Arabic 18 0.12% 6 33.33% 0.12% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.36 3.67 3.55 92 107 100
Art History 157 1.04% 103 65.61% 2.12% 61 59.22% 2.08% 3.46 3.61 3.55 102 105 104
Asian American Studies 56 0.37% 20 35.71% 0.41% 16 80.00% 0.55% 3.25 3.41 3.34 100 105 105
Asian Humanities 9 0.06% 5 55.56% 0.10% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.31 3.45 3.42 106 104 104
Asian Religions 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.57    n/a    n/a 94 n/a n/a
Asian Studies, Pre 94 0.63% 48 51.06% 0.99% 30 62.50% 1.02% 3.37 3.57 3.55 102 105 116
Astrophysics 46 0.31% 22 47.83% 0.45% 7 31.82% 0.24% 3.40 3.63 3.57 107 112 107
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 8 0.05% 1 12.50% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.32 3.72 3.72 88 104 104
* Biochemistry 527 3.50% 184 34.91% 3.79% 81 44.02% 2.76% 3.43 3.82 3.80 107 109 108
* Biology 853 5.67% 120 14.07% 2.47% 73 60.83% 2.49% 3.27 3.74 3.73 102 110 111
Biophysics 17 0.11% 6 35.29% 0.12% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.27 3.70 3.57 111 110 123
* Business Economics, Pre 1,874 12.46% 335 17.88% 6.90% 183 54.63% 6.24% 3.48 3.92 3.92 97 104 104

Letters and Science: C - E
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units-
enrolled
Central and East European Lang/Cultures 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.12 3.52    n/a 94 108 n/a
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
341 2.27% 175 51.32% 3.60% 98 56.00% 3.34% 3.41 3.61 3.56 106 110 111
Chemistry - Materials Science 19 0.13% 9 47.37% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.14% 3.34 3.65 3.60 117 120 121
Chicana and Chicano Studies 60 0.40% 34 56.67% 0.70% 24 70.59% 0.82% 3.14 3.33 3.26 103 106 106
Chinese 46 0.31% 19 41.30% 0.39% 6 31.58% 0.20% 3.34 3.61 3.49 102 103 102
Classical Civilization 15 0.10% 7 46.67% 0.14% 2 28.57% 0.07% 3.45 3.66 3.76 100 101 96
Cognitive Science, Pre 100 0.66% 35 35.00% 0.72% 21 60.00% 0.72% 3.37 3.60 3.50 102 108 104
* Communication Studies 906 6.02% 118 13.02% 2.43% 91 77.12% 3.10% 3.39 3.89 3.89 96 101 100
Comparative Literature 56 0.37% 38 67.86% 0.78% 21 55.26% 0.72% 3.50 3.55 3.50 107 112 112
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 9 0.06% 3 33.33% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.33 3.59 3.62 102 110 113
Earth and Environmental Sciences 29 0.19% 2 6.90% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.19 3.69 3.78 100 105 105
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 33 0.22% 5 15.15% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.29 3.56 3.58 105 112 101
* Economics, Pre 1,042 6.93% 179 17.18% 3.69% 63 35.20% 2.15% 3.51 3.93 3.92 98 102 105
* English 710 4.72% 272 38.31% 5.60% 153 56.25% 5.21% 3.39 3.72 3.70 101 105 117
Environmental Science 87 0.58% 19 21.84% 0.39% 7 36.84% 0.24% 3.26 3.63 3.48 100 114 101
European Studies, Pre 12 0.08% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.98    n/a    n/a 97 n/a 109
French 29 0.19% 17 58.62% 0.35% 9 52.94% 0.31% 3.36 3.59 3.48 99 101 104
French and Linguistics 8 0.05% 3 37.50% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.00 3.40 3.40 101 104 101

Letters and Science: F - I
major #
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admitted
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rate
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units-
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Gender Studies 142 0.94% 74 52.11% 1.52% 56 75.68% 1.91% 3.21 3.45 3.38 102 103 95
Geography 78 0.52% 44 56.41% 0.91% 27 61.36% 0.92% 3.34 3.61 3.55 98 99 101
Geography - Environmental Studies 58 0.39% 38 65.52% 0.78% 25 65.79% 0.85% 3.37 3.56 3.51 105 105 122
Geology 27 0.18% 6 22.22% 0.12% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.32 3.51 3.37 105 111 106
Geology/Engineering Geology 10 0.07% 6 60.00% 0.12% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.28 3.48 3.35 102 106 n/a
Geology/Paleobiology 3 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.08    n/a    n/a 123 n/a n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 5 0.03% 1 20.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.29 3.44    n/a 107 105 n/a
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 5 0.03% 1 20.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.27 3.85    n/a 94 105 108
German 12 0.08% 8 66.67% 0.16% 3 37.50% 0.10% 3.46 3.59 3.52 97 109 n/a
Global Studies, Pre 118 0.78% 33 27.97% 0.68% 12 36.36% 0.41% 3.51 3.86 3.82 101 107 102
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 5 0.03% 2 40.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.23 3.69    n/a 124 138 117
* History, Pre 475 3.16% 215 45.26% 4.43% 150 69.77% 5.11% 3.39 3.74 3.71 100 103 103
Human Biology
and Society, Pre - B.A.
34 0.23% 12 35.29% 0.25% 7 58.33% 0.24% 3.32 3.49 3.37 110 118 101
Human Biology
and Society, Pre - B.S.
52 0.35% 5 9.62% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.31 3.53 3.63 97 110 124
Int'l Development Studies, Pre 174 1.16% 44 25.29% 0.91% 23 52.27% 0.78% 3.47 3.87 3.84 101 101 101
Iranian Studies 17 0.11% 9 52.94% 0.19% 6 66.67% 0.20% 3.20 3.41 3.29 106 113 105
Italian 6 0.04% 3 50.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.33 3.20 3.20 67 103 100
Italian and Special Fields 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.55 3.55 3.55 105 105 104

Letters and Science: J - L
major #
applied
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Japanese 88 0.59% 55 62.50% 1.13% 35 63.64% 1.19% 3.45 3.59 3.53 100 101 121
Jewish Studies 16 0.11% 10 62.50% 0.21% 6 60.00% 0.20% 3.38 3.51 3.52 103 106 91
Korean 18 0.12% 3 16.67% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.25 3.57 3.56 106 115 108
Latin 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.64 3.92 3.85 95 92 106
Latin American Studies, Pre 24 0.16% 7 29.17% 0.14% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.09 3.45 3.37 100 105 104
Linguistics 113 0.75% 60 53.10% 1.24% 45 75.00% 1.53% 3.39 3.61 3.58 102 106 n/a
Linguistics - Anthropology 18 0.12% 11 61.11% 0.23% 8 72.73% 0.27% 3.54 3.65 3.64 108 106 90
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 30 0.20% 18 60.00% 0.37% 11 61.11% 0.37% 3.48 3.65 3.58 105 104 107
Linguistics and Computer Science 17 0.11% 8 47.06% 0.16% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.34 3.73    n/a 102 110 105
Linguistics and English 7 0.05% 2 28.57% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.43 3.58 3.70 104 120 124
Linguistics and French 5 0.03% 4 80.00% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.27 3.55 3.59 113 108 105
Linguistics and Italian 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.39 3.52 3.25 111 115 106
Linguistics and Philosophy 12 0.08% 3 25.00% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.28 3.70 3.47 103 103 115
Linguistics and Psychology 47 0.31% 25 53.19% 0.51% 21 84.00% 0.72% 3.39 3.52 3.50 100 106 105
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 13 0.09% 5 38.46% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.19 3.53 3.47 106 111 105
Linguistics, Applied 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

Letters and Science: M - N
major #
applied
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admitted
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enrolled
Marine Biology 43 0.29% 3 6.98% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.22 3.71 3.72 97 105 110
Mathematics 180 1.20% 92 51.11% 1.89% 59 64.13% 2.01% 3.40 3.63 3.58 107 110 116
Mathematics, Applied 86 0.57% 45 52.33% 0.93% 25 55.56% 0.85% 3.47 3.63 3.64 106 111 104
Mathematics/Applied Science 178 1.18% 78 43.82% 1.61% 53 67.95% 1.81% 3.46 3.71 3.69 100 105 109
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.57 3.40 3.40 101 105 108
Mathematics/Economics 252 1.68% 147 58.33% 3.03% 110 74.83% 3.75% 3.56 3.69 3.67 104 107 116
Mathematics for Teaching 38 0.25% 9 23.68% 0.19% 3 33.33% 0.10% 3.27 3.56 3.66 98 109 104
Mathematics of Computation 9 0.06% 5 55.56% 0.10% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.30 3.69 3.63 106 106 107
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
134 0.89% 44 32.84% 0.91% 27 61.36% 0.92% 3.38 3.70 3.65 108 113 115
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 161 1.07% 77 47.83% 1.59% 38 49.35% 1.30% 3.46 3.67 3.61 109 113 111
Music History 21 0.14% 12 57.14% 0.25% 7 58.33% 0.24% 3.51 3.64 3.65 97 104 105
Neuroscience 120 0.80% 31 25.83% 0.64% 18 58.06% 0.61% 3.34 3.68 3.68 108 116 109

Letters and Science: P - W
major #
applied
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units-
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units-
enrolled
Philosophy 409 2.72% 242 59.17% 4.98% 157 64.88% 5.35% 3.38 3.56 3.52 102 105 119
Physics 147 0.98% 72 48.98% 1.48% 32 44.44% 1.09% 3.43 3.71 3.66 109 112 102
Physiological Science 104 0.69% 27 25.96% 0.56% 19 70.37% 0.65% 3.31 3.62 3.63 101 115 n/a
* Political Science, Pre 897 5.96% 328 36.57% 6.75% 178 54.27% 6.07% 3.41 3.78 3.76 100 102 106
Portuguese 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.67    n/a    n/a 106 n/a 105
Psychobiology, Pre 132 0.88% 31 23.48% 0.64% 26 83.87% 0.89% 3.33 3.66 3.64 102 111 112
* Psychology, Pre 1,701 11.31% 389 22.87% 8.01% 267 68.64% 9.10% 3.40 3.83 3.82 100 103 103
Religion, Study of 33 0.22% 18 54.55% 0.37% 8 44.44% 0.27% 3.42 3.57 3.47 101 102 102
Russian Language and Lit 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.60 3.77 3.60 82 101 114
Russian Studies 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.42 3.63    n/a 103 103 94
Scandinavian Languages 4 0.03% 1 25.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.46 3.78    n/a 109 112 n/a
* Sociology, Pre 675 4.49% 176 26.07% 3.62% 123 69.89% 4.19% 3.34 3.70 3.66 99 102 n/a
Spanish 75 0.50% 54 72.00% 1.11% 31 57.41% 1.06% 3.38 3.46 3.39 101 105 107
Spanish and Community and Culture 6 0.04% 2 33.33% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.10 3.47 3.33 98 102 98
Spanish and Linguistics 9 0.06% 4 44.44% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.34 3.66 3.44 95 100 95
Spanish and Portuguese 4 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.34 3.47 3.27 130 111 110
Statistics 64 0.43% 34 53.13% 0.70% 16 47.06% 0.55% 3.52 3.72 3.64 104 104 104

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
major #
applied
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admitted
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admitted
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Undeclared - Physical Science 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.74 3.74 3.74 86 86 86
Undeclared - Social Sciences 5 0.03% 5 100.00% 0.10% 3 60.00% 0.10% 3.43 3.43 3.47 62 62 40
total 15,038 99.77% 4,857 32.30% 100.00% 2,934 60.41% 100.00% 3.40 3.70 3.66 101 105 105
School of the Arts and Architecture  
major # applied % of all
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admitted
admit
rate
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admitted
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applied
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admitted
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enrolled
Architectural Studies 207 26.85% 25 12.08% 23.58% 11 44.00% 14.29% 3.35 3.72 3.57 134 101 96
Art 205 26.59% 25 12.20% 23.58% 22 88.00% 28.57% 3.33 3.48 3.45 117 107 108
Design | Media Arts 175 22.70% 15 8.57% 14.15% 12 80.00% 15.58% 3.37 3.56 3.55 112 100 95
Ethnomusicology 33 4.28% 8 24.24% 7.55% 6 75.00% 7.79% 3.27 3.54 3.62 117 107 102
Music 102 13.23% 17 16.67% 16.04% 14 82.35% 18.18% 3.29 3.40 3.36 115 103 102
World Arts and Cultures 49 6.36% 16 32.65% 15.09% 12 75.00% 15.58% 3.35 3.58 3.59 111 108 107
total 771 100.00% 106 13.75% 100.00% 77 72.64% 100.00% 3.34 3.56 3.50 120 104 103
School of Engineering and Applied Science  
major # applied % of all
applied
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admitted
admit
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enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
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avg. GPA-
applied
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enrolled
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applied
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enrolled
Aerospace Engineering 121 5.67% 11 9.09% 3.75% 3 27.27% 2.29% 3.20 3.94 3.88 107 109 108
Bioengineering 149 6.98% 38 25.50% 12.97% 12 31.58% 9.16% 3.38 3.81 3.80 113 117 118
Chemical Engineering 215 10.07% 26 12.09% 8.87% 12 46.15% 9.16% 3.46 3.87 3.87 109 111 111
Civil Engineering 234 10.96% 27 11.54% 9.21% 8 29.63% 6.11% 3.39 3.89 3.83 106 109 106
Computer Science 400 18.74% 18 4.50% 6.14% 10 55.56% 7.63% 3.30 3.86 3.80 104 112 108
Computer Science and Engineering 208 9.74% 34 16.35% 11.60% 13 38.24% 9.92% 3.39 3.88 3.89 108 111 109
Electrical Engineering 355 16.63% 105 29.58% 35.84% 60 57.14% 45.80% 3.45 3.80 3.75 104 107 106
Materials Engineering 55 2.58% 12 21.82% 4.10% 6 50.00% 4.58% 3.37 3.82 3.70 101 110 115
Mechanical Engineering 398 18.64% 22 5.53% 7.51% 7 31.82% 5.34% 3.35 3.89 3.80 109 114 110
total 2,135 100.00% 293 13.72% 100.00% 131 44.71% 100.00% 3.37 3.84 3.79 107 110 109
School of Nursing  
major # applied % of all
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enrolled
Nursing 159 100.00% 10 6.29% 100.00% 10 100.00% 100.00% 3.30 3.84 3.84 113 108 108
School of Theater, Film, and Television  
major # applied % of all
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admitted
admit
rate
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admitted
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enrolled
Film and Television 543 69.53% 15 2.76% 62.50% 13 86.67% 61.90% 3.32 3.65 3.63 113 99 98
Theater 238 30.47% 9 3.78% 37.50% 8 88.89% 38.10% 3.33 3.71 3.68 118 106 106
total 781 100.00% 24 3.07% 100.00% 21 87.50% 100.00% 3.32 3.67 3.65 115 102 101