Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2015

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 Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
African American Studies 42 55% 65% 3.27 3.41
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 3 33% 0% 3.25 3.25
African Languages 1 0%      
American Indian Studies 9 44% 100% 2.97 3.49
American Lit and Culture 45 62% 71% 3.36 3.73
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 4 25% 0% 3.30 3.30
Anthropology - B.A. 362 56% 61% 3.37 3.80
Anthropology - B.S. 75 27% 55% 3.30 3.65
Arabic 12 8% 0% 3.58 3.58
Art History 132 60% 52% 3.41 3.81
Asian American Studies 59 39% 83% 3.35 3.67
Asian Humanities 19 63% 58% 3.52 3.84
Asian Religions 15 0%      
Asian Studies, Pre 109 51% 70% 3.54 3.82
Astrophysics 53 26% 43% 3.56 3.84
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences 12 17% 100% 3.42 3.72
* Biochemistry 394 26% 44% 3.65 3.93
* Biology 812 20% 55% 3.62 3.87
Biophysics 10 40% 25% 3.37 3.93
* Business Economics, Pre 2,131 12% 63% 3.90 4.00

Letters and Science: C - E
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Central and East European Languages/Cultures 2 0%      
Chemistry (includes General Chemistry) 268 32% 61% 3.46 3.88
Chemistry - Materials Science 43 35% 73% 3.41 3.77
Chicana and Chicano Studies 63 38% 71% 3.19 3.54
Chinese 80 40% 56% 3.42 3.81
Classical Civilization 22 64% 50% 3.48 3.85
Cognitive Science, Pre 108 44% 63% 3.46 3.78
*Communication Studies 962 13% 70% 3.9 4.00
Comparative Literature 55 62% 59% 3.16 3.72
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 6 17% 100% 3.70 3.70
Earth and Environmental Sciences 24 13% 67% 3.29 3.93
* Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 37 16% 33% 3.75 4.00
* Economics, Pre 1,299 14% 51% 3.86 4.00
* English 648 43% 50% 3.61 3.88
Environmental Science 101 22% 41% 3.42 3.77
European Studies, Pre 9 67% 100% 3.09 3.46
French 22 73% 44% 3.29 3.81
French and Linguistics 5 80% 75% 3.57 3.88

Letters and Science: F - I
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Gender Studies 179 59% 77% 3.32 3.67
Geography 70 61% 65% 3.45 3.82
Geography - Environmental Studies 65 48% 52% 3.49 3.91
Geology 16 44% 57% 3.58 3.86
Geology/Engineering Geology 4 50% 50% 3.58 3.64
Geology/Paleobiology 2 0%      
Geophysics and Space Physics 5 60% 100% 3.08 3.90
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 3 33% 100% 3.52 3.52
German 12 75% 44% 3.38 3.48
* Global Studies, Pre 122 34% 54% 3.73 3.92
Greek 1 0%      
Greek and Latin 1 0%      
History, Pre 411 61% 68% 3.50 3.90
* Human Biology and Society, Pre - B.A. 55 15% 63% 3.80 4.00
* Human Biology and Society, Pre - B.S. 62 6% 50% 3.43 4.00
* International Development Studies, Pre 154 30% 46% 3.73 3.95
Iranian Studies 7 29% 50% 3.43 3.47
Italian 3 67% 50% 3.09 3.52
Italian and Special Fields 3 67% 100% 3.13 3.16

Letters and Science: J - L
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Japanese 91 59% 72% 3.41 3.78
Jewish Studies 16 56% 89% 3.51 3.90
Korean 10 70% 71% 3.39 3.75
Latin 0 0%      
Latin American Studies, Pre 24 42% 50% 3.09 3.40
Linguistics 130 60% 76% 3.50 3.82
Linguistics and Anthropology 12 50% 50% 3.64 4.00
Linguistics and Asian Languages/Cultures 32 63% 75% 3.48 3.84
Linguistics and Computer Science 32 31% 70% 3.41 3.91
Linguistics and English 6 83% 40% 3.25 3.49
Linguistics and French 1 100% 100% 3.44 3.44
Linguistics and Italian 2 50% 100% 3.79 3.79
Linguistics and Philosophy 5 40% 100% 3.48 3.76
Linguistics and Psychology 41 46% 84% 3.48 3.72
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 0 0%      
Linguistics and Spanish 7 14% 100% 3.35 3.35
Linguistics, Applied 13 15% 50% 3.76 3.79

Letters and Science: M - N
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
* Marine Biology 26 12% 33% 3.64 3.93
Mathematics, Pre 189 43% 48% 3.61 3.89
Mathematics, Applied, Pre 135 48% 58% 3.56 3.90
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 31 48% 47% 3.66 3.91
Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 7 14% 100% 3.62 3.62
Mathematics/Economics, Pre 202 35% 59% 3.81 3.96
Mathematics, Financial Actuarial 204 34% 66% 3.81 4.00
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 36 28% 60% 3.58 3.94
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 31 58% 44% 3.56 3.90
* Micro Biology/ Immunology/ Molecular Genetics, Pre 115 34% 49% 3.52 3.80
Middle Eastern Studies 27 30% 38% 3.35 3.68
* Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 157 51% 56% 3.59 3.89
Music History 27 52% 57% 3.71 4.00
* Neuroscience 168 32% 57% 3.54 3.90

Letters and Science: P - W
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Philosophy 294 58% 61% 3.41 3.80
Physics 166 39% 30% 3.63 3.94
Physiological Science 111 27% 67% 3.55 3.91
* Political Science, Pre 904 43% 56% 3.61 3.89
Portuguese 7 43% 100% 3.18 3.27
* Psychobiology, Pre 122 25% 74% 3.55 3.80
* Psychology, Pre 1,575 22% 72% 3.73 3.95
Religion, Study of 26 38% 40% 3.42 3.70
Russian Language and Literature 2 50% 100% 3.76 3.76
Russian Studies 3 0%      
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 2 0%      
* Sociology, Pre 917 43% 64% 3.60 3.87
Spanish 57 67% 66% 3.30 3.74
Spanish and Community and Culture 13 54% 71% 3.27 3.88
Spanish and Linguistics 7 86% 67% 3.54 3.83
Spanish and Portuguese 6 83% 40% 3.36 3.62
Statistics, Pre 146 46% 45% 3.64 3.90

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Undeclared - Letters and Science 0 0%      
total 15,363 31% 60% 3.56 3.91
School of the Arts and Architecture
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Architectural Studies 187 11% 40% 3.75 3.93
Art 188 9% 81% 3.13 3.87
Dance 26 15% 50% 3.27 3.83
Design | Media Arts 219 8% 94% 3.49 3.84
Ethnomusicology 41 17% 86% 3.51 3.87
Music 83 5% 75% 3.10 3.69
World Arts and Cultures 28 21% 67% 3.33 3.94
total 772 10% 70% 3.51 3.88
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Aerospace Engineering 140 12% 76% 3.83 4.00
Bioengineering 172 5% 0% 3.93 4.00
Chemical Engineering 250 13% 56% 3.85 4.00
Civil Engineering 243 13% 52% 3.75 3.95
Computer Science 830 4% 42% 3.85 4.00
Computer Science and Engineering 315 11% 49% 3.90 4.00
Electrical Engineering 403 16% 51% 3.80 4.00
Materials Engineering 53 21% 55% 3.83 4.00
Mechanical Engineering 553 16% 40% 3.78 4.00
Undeclared - Engineering 1 0%      
total 2,960 11% 47% 3.81 4.00
School of Nursing
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Nursing 150 7% 100% 3.81 3.96
School of Theater, Film, and Television
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Film and Television 604 2% 75% 3.50 3.88
Theater 216 3% 100% 3.28 3.74
total 820 2% 83% 3.44 3.87