Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2013

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
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enrolled
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 15 0.10% 2 13.33% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.04% 3.22 3.38 3.56 96 110 115
African Languages 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.63    n/a    n/a 106 n/a n/a
Afro-American Studies 53 0.35% 20 37.74% 0.43% 14 70.00% 0.52% 2.92 3.33 3.21 103 106 105
American Indian Studies 14 0.09% 9 64.29% 0.19% 3 33.33% 0.11% 3.31 3.39 3.51 102 104 97
American Lit and Culture 39 0.26% 26 66.67% 0.56% 23 88.46% 0.86% 3.35 3.46 3.42 101 103 103
Anthropology - B.A. 454 3.04% 283 62.33% 6.06% 194 68.55% 7.23% 3.37 3.57 3.51 103 104 104
Anthropology - B.S. 68 0.45% 18 26.47% 0.39% 13 72.22% 0.48% 3.26 3.56 3.51 102 114 112
Arabic 7 0.05% 3 42.86% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.28 3.49 3.27 100 104 96
Art History 164 1.10% 94 57.32% 2.01% 66 70.21% 2.46% 3.39 3.56 3.53 103 106 104
Asian American Studies 61 0.41% 26 42.62% 0.56% 19 73.08% 0.71% 3.27 3.40 3.41 102 103 102
Asian Humanities 12 0.08% 7 58.33% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.15% 3.26 3.53 3.53 99 100 98
Asian Religions 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.04% 3.09 3.28 3.28 98 105 105
Asian Studies, Pre 61 0.41% 39 63.93% 0.83% 29 74.36% 1.08% 3.43 3.54 3.50 100 101 101
Astrophysics 54 0.36% 13 24.07% 0.28% 5 38.46% 0.19% 3.34 3.63 3.71 107 113 109
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 10 0.07% 3 30.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.11% 3.20 3.48 3.48 106 103 103
* Biochemistry 436 2.92% 125 28.67% 2.68% 54 43.20% 2.01% 3.42 3.82 3.80 107 112 113
* Biology 825 5.52% 128 15.52% 2.74% 60 46.88% 2.24% 3.29 3.75 3.72 102 110 112
Biophysics 12 0.08% 2 16.67% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.17 3.84 3.84 109 119 119
* Business Economics, Pre 1,969 13.17% 357 18.13% 7.64% 202 56.58% 7.53% 3.48 3.93 3.92 99 103 103

Letters and Science: C - E
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Central and East European Lang/Cultures 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.36    n/a    n/a 93 n/a n/a
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
322 2.15% 108 33.54% 2.31% 59 54.63% 2.20% 3.37 3.62 3.55 106 110 110
Chemistry - Materials Science 34 0.23% 15 44.12% 0.32% 5 33.33% 0.19% 3.25 3.57 3.35 111 116 113
Chicana and Chicano Studies 47 0.31% 29 61.70% 0.62% 24 82.76% 0.89% 3.29 3.45 3.37 101 104 102
Chinese 51 0.34% 17 33.33% 0.36% 12 70.59% 0.45% 3.35 3.54 3.52 97 104 102
Classical Civilization 15 0.10% 9 60.00% 0.19% 3 33.33% 0.11% 3.27 3.44 3.36 97 111 102
Cognitive Science, Pre 89 0.60% 34 38.20% 0.73% 20 58.82% 0.75% 3.32 3.59 3.50 111 118 118
* Communication Studies 953 6.37% 132 13.85% 2.83% 103 78.03% 3.84% 3.42 3.92 3.91 95 100 100
Comparative Literature 59 0.39% 32 54.24% 0.68% 21 65.63% 0.78% 3.38 3.46 3.37 103 107 106
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 10 0.07% 5 50.00% 0.11% 3 60.00% 0.11% 3.32 3.52 3.47 96 107 108
Earth and Environmental Sciences 31 0.21% 1 3.23% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.16 3.54    n/a 90 105 n/a
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 28 0.19% 3 10.71% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.04% 3.36 3.80 3.74 103 120 105
* Economics, Pre 1,183 7.91% 194 16.40% 4.15% 87 44.85% 3.24% 3.51 3.91 3.86 99 101 99
* English 640 4.28% 228 35.62% 4.88% 111 48.68% 4.14% 3.37 3.71 3.67 99 104 104
Environmental Science 93 0.62% 20 21.51% 0.43% 5 25.00% 0.19% 3.27 3.71 3.62 101 111 106
European Studies, Pre 14 0.09% 7 50.00% 0.15% 7 100.00% 0.26% 3.38 3.51 3.51 92 99 99
French 26 0.17% 16 61.54% 0.34% 7 43.75% 0.26% 3.38 3.56 3.54 104 110 113
French and Linguistics 8 0.05% 3 37.50% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.30 3.65 3.65 87 100 98

Letters and Science: F - I
major #
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Gender Studies 115 0.77% 77 66.96% 1.65% 52 67.53% 1.94% 3.33 3.45 3.42 101 104 105
Geography 77 0.51% 49 63.64% 1.05% 33 67.35% 1.23% 3.43 3.61 3.58 102 106 106
Geography - Environmental Studies 66 0.44% 44 66.67% 0.94% 23 52.27% 0.86% 3.49 3.65 3.66 102 103 103
Geology 13 0.09% 2 15.38% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.23 3.73    n/a 101 113 n/a
Geology/Engineering Geology 8 0.05% 4 50.00% 0.09% 4 100.00% 0.15% 3.46 3.59 3.59 113 114 114
Geology/Paleobiology 4 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.48    n/a    n/a 105 n/a n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.84    n/a    n/a 117 n/a n/a
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.60 3.74    n/a 107 112 n/a
German 13 0.09% 7 53.85% 0.15% 1 14.29% 0.04% 3.41 3.67 3.10 99 103 103
Global Studies, Pre 129 0.86% 33 25.58% 0.71% 18 54.55% 0.67% 3.42 3.80 3.78 103 105 102
Greek 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.04% 3.42 3.42 3.42 94 94 94
Greek and Latin 4 0.03% 1 25.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.78 4.00    n/a 81 111 n/a
* History, Pre 439 2.94% 208 47.38% 4.45% 140 67.31% 5.22% 3.43 3.73 3.72 101 103 103
Human Biology
and Society, Pre - B.A.
43 0.29% 6 13.95% 0.13% 6 100.00% 0.22% 3.35 3.77 3.77 110 111 111
Human Biology
and Society, Pre - B.S.
53 0.35% 6 11.32% 0.13% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.36 3.77 3.69 103 124 115
Int'l Development Studies, Pre 152 1.02% 34 22.37% 0.73% 13 38.24% 0.48% 3.40 3.87 3.89 102 104 105
Iranian Studies 12 0.08% 6 50.00% 0.13% 5 83.33% 0.19% 3.07 3.49 3.48 101 101 103
Italian 11 0.07% 5 45.45% 0.11% 1 20.00% 0.04% 3.25 3.63 3.85 101 117 103
Italian and Special Fields 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.04% 3.32 3.45 3.45 90 105 105

Letters and Science: J - L
major #
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Japanese 73 0.49% 40 54.79% 0.86% 19 47.50% 0.71% 3.40 3.59 3.61 99 101 100
Jewish Studies 15 0.10% 7 46.67% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.19% 3.36 3.58 3.49 99 103 105
Korean 15 0.10% 2 13.33% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.08 3.45 3.45 109 105 105
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, Pre 23 0.15% 12 52.17% 0.26% 9 75.00% 0.34% 3.40 3.51 3.42 103 107 106
Linguistics 113 0.76% 65 57.52% 1.39% 41 63.08% 1.53% 3.39 3.64 3.58 101 104 104
Linguistics - Anthropology 11 0.07% 6 54.55% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.15% 3.56 3.77 3.73 98 100 101
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 32 0.21% 21 65.63% 0.45% 18 85.71% 0.67% 3.42 3.59 3.61 103 102 102
Linguistics and Computer Science 9 0.06% 4 44.44% 0.09% 3 75.00% 0.11% 3.37 3.58 3.64 99 108 102
Linguistics and English 16 0.11% 6 37.50% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.15% 3.27 3.36 3.31 96 102 105
Linguistics and French 6 0.04% 5 83.33% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.53 3.61 3.39 109 109 99
Linguistics and Italian 3 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.44    n/a    n/a 75 n/a n/a
Linguistics and Philosophy 8 0.05% 2 25.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.21 3.41 3.41 102 105 105
Linguistics and Psychology 42 0.28% 25 59.52% 0.54% 19 76.00% 0.71% 3.46 3.63 3.57 105 107 106
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.00    n/a    n/a 9 n/a n/a
Linguistics and Spanish 14 0.09% 6 42.86% 0.13% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.35 3.63 3.55 107 102 108
Linguistics, Applied 9 0.06% 6 66.67% 0.13% 5 83.33% 0.19% 3.41 3.58 3.51 103 106 106

Letters and Science: M - N
major #
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Marine Biology 38 0.25% 2 5.26% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.23 3.81    n/a 96 118 n/a
Mathematics, Pre 164 1.10% 74 45.12% 1.58% 34 45.95% 1.27% 3.48 3.73 3.69 105 111 113
Mathematics, Applied, Pre 109 0.73% 60 55.05% 1.28% 32 53.33% 1.19% 3.45 3.64 3.59 107 109 108
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 112 0.75% 64 57.14% 1.37% 30 46.88% 1.12% 3.55 3.74 3.66 105 109 110
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.04% 2.99 4.00 4.00 99 101 101
Mathematics/Economics, Pre 276 1.85% 138 50.00% 2.95% 72 52.17% 2.68% 3.55 3.74 3.68 104 106 106
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 41 0.27% 17 41.46% 0.36% 11 64.71% 0.41% 3.31 3.54 3.58 101 107 106
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 13 0.09% 6 46.15% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.15% 3.42 3.59 3.62 117 119 122
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
123 0.82% 36 29.27% 0.77% 14 38.89% 0.52% 3.35 3.75 3.71 108 108 109
Middle Eastern Studies 30 0.20% 9 30.00% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.15% 3.27 3.63 3.39 101 108 110
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 167 1.12% 66 39.52% 1.41% 33 50.00% 1.23% 3.50 3.79 3.77 110 114 115
Music History 18 0.12% 6 33.33% 0.13% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.33 3.62 3.33 96 105 103
Neuroscience 145 0.97% 34 23.45% 0.73% 19 55.88% 0.71% 3.34 3.75 3.75 108 111 115

Letters and Science: P - W
major #
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Philosophy 336 2.25% 204 60.71% 4.37% 106 51.96% 3.95% 3.44 3.61 3.55 101 104 104
Physics 157 1.05% 71 45.22% 1.52% 24 33.80% 0.89% 3.40 3.70 3.62 107 108 107
Physiological Science 128 0.86% 25 19.53% 0.54% 18 72.00% 0.67% 3.31 3.64 3.60 106 117 116
* Political Science, Pre 900 6.02% 338 37.56% 7.23% 190 56.21% 7.08% 3.42 3.77 3.74 100 104 103
Portuguese 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.04% 3.07 3.29 3.29 81 121 121
Psychobiology, Pre 122 0.82% 23 18.85% 0.49% 17 73.91% 0.63% 3.34 3.74 3.76 104 116 115
* Psychology, Pre 1,602 10.71% 362 22.60% 7.75% 248 68.51% 9.24% 3.40 3.82 3.81 99 103 103
Religion, Study of 26 0.17% 10 38.46% 0.21% 5 50.00% 0.19% 3.28 3.63 3.53 100 106 113
Russian Language and Lit 5 0.03% 3 60.00% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.04% 3.49 3.59 3.73 105 105 105
Russian Studies 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.29 3.96    n/a 119 102 n/a
Scandinavian Languages 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.57    n/a    n/a 103 n/a n/a
* Sociology, Pre 830 5.55% 300 36.14% 6.42% 165 55.00% 6.15% 3.36 3.74 3.71 100 101 101
Spanish 72 0.48% 42 58.33% 0.90% 21 50.00% 0.78% 3.35 3.50 3.43 99 104 105
Spanish and Community and Culture 10 0.07% 4 40.00% 0.09% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.30 3.47 3.44 103 112 121
Spanish and Linguistics 14 0.09% 7 50.00% 0.15% 3 42.86% 0.11% 3.04 3.38 3.37 104 121 117
Spanish and Portuguese 6 0.04% 4 66.67% 0.09% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.28 3.52    n/a 107 109 n/a
Statistics, Pre 101 0.68% 61 60.40% 1.31% 25 40.98% 0.93% 3.55 3.70 3.63 103 105 105

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Social Sciences 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.04% 3.52 3.52 3.52 25 25 25
total 14,956 100.00% 4,672 31.24% 100.00% 2,683 57.43% 100.00% 3.41 3.72 3.68 101 105 105
School of the Arts and Architecture  
major # applied % of all
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enrolled
Architectural Studies 194 26.18% 24 12.37% 34.78% 14 58.33% 27.45% 3.37 3.63 3.57 135 111 112
Art 199 26.86% 25 12.56% 36.23% 23 92.00% 45.10% 3.31 3.45 3.43 119 110 110
Design | Media Arts 30 4.05% 4 13.33% 5.80% 1 25.00% 1.96% 3.25 3.37 3.76 102 101 95
Dance 184 24.83% 4 2.17% 5.80% 4 100.00% 7.84% 3.37 3.61 3.61 119 94 94
Ethnomusicology 30 4.05% 7 23.33% 10.14% 5 71.43% 9.80% 3.19 3.39 3.24 99 103 111
Music 80 10.80% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.28    n/a    n/a 116 n/a n/a
World Arts and Cultures 24 3.24% 5 20.83% 7.25% 4 80.00% 7.84% 3.11 3.78 3.82 110 117 119
total 741 100.00% 69 9.31% 100.00% 51 73.91% 100.00% 3.33 3.53 3.50 121 109 110
School of Engineering and Applied Science  
major # applied % of all
applied
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admitted
admit
rate
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admitted
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enrolled
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admitted
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enrolled
Aerospace Engineering 115 4.79% 18 15.65% 10.53% 12 66.67% 20.00% 3.35 3.81 3.78 121 131 115
Bioengineering 149 6.20% 13 8.72% 7.60% 4 30.77% 6.67% 3.37 3.93 3.89 124 127 104
Chemical Engineering 239 9.95% 9 3.77% 5.26% 1 11.11% 1.67% 3.48 3.92 3.86 124 128 127
Civil Engineering 245 10.20% 39 15.92% 22.81% 17 43.59% 28.33% 3.36 3.80 3.80 119 122 107
Computer Science 501 20.85% 6 1.20% 3.51% 2 33.33% 3.33% 3.37 3.98 3.97 112 115 113
Computer Science and Engineering 224 9.32% 10 4.46% 5.85% 1 10.00% 1.67% 3.44 3.90 4.00 120 165 133
Electrical Engineering 430 17.89% 34 7.91% 19.88% 12 35.29% 20.00% 3.44 3.91 3.88 119 123 110
Materials Engineering 60 2.50% 8 13.33% 4.68% 3 37.50% 5.00% 3.32 3.91 3.91 115 122 116
Mechanical Engineering 440 18.31% 34 7.73% 19.88% 8 23.53% 13.33% 3.45 3.91 3.86 122 131 117
total 2,403 100.00% 171 7.12% 100.00% 60 35.09% 100.00% 3.41 3.88 3.84 119 128 112
School of Nursing  
major # applied % of all
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Nursing 167 100.00% 11 6.59% 100.00% 10 90.91% 100.00% 3.30 3.71 3.68 112 113 114
School of Theater, Film, and Television  
major # applied % of all
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admitted
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rate
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admitted
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Film and Television 586 73.34% 16 2.73% 72.73% 13 81.25% 72.22% 3.33 3.50 3.51 117 102 105
Theater 213 26.66% 6 2.82% 27.27% 5 83.33% 27.78% 3.34 3.49 3.46 113 105 104
total 799 100.00% 22 2.75% 100.00% 18 81.82% 100.00% 3.33 3.50 3.49 116 103 104