Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2017

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 69 57% 85% 3.18 3.53
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 6 17% 100% 3.23 3.23
American Indian Studies 9 56% 40% 3.18 3.42
American Literature and Culture 44 73% 66% 3.39 3.73
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 5 40% 100% 3.46 3.62
Anthropology - B.A. 401 56% 64% 3.50 3.85
Anthropology - B.S. 79 20% 63% 3.53 3.85
Arabic 11 55% 83% 3.40 3.59
Art History 143 52% 65% 3.49 3.86
Asian American Studies 57 33% 58% 3.20 3.69
Asian Humanities 52 42% 68% 3.57 3.88
Asian Religions 6 50% 67% 3.48 3.64
Asian Studies, Pre 120 62% 62% 3.52 3.83
Astrophysics 46 24% 27% 3.82 4.00
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 17 0%      
* Biochemistry 391 28% 48% 3.64 3.94
* Biology 876 18% 51% 3.68 3.90
Biophysics 17 29% 40% 3.63 3.92
* Business Economics, Pre 2,011 11% 51% 3.85 4.00

Letters and Science: C - E
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Central and East European Languages and Cultures 5 40% 50% 3.94 4.00
Chemistry 299 29% 49% 3.71 3.93
Chemistry/Materials Science 22 45% 50% 3.72 3.94
Chicana & Chicano Studies 67 49% 58% 3.36 3.57
Chinese 72 46% 67% 3.29 3.77
Classical Civilization 13 54% 0% 3.55 3.68
Cognitive Science, Pre 146 35% 49% 3.64 3.90
*Communication Studies 955 12% 71% 3.92 4.00
Comparative Literature 66 59% 62 3.23 3.74
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 3 33% 0% 3.80 3.80
Earth and Environmental Science 31 6% 100% 3.69 3.88
* Ecology, Behavior and Evolution 44 14% 33% 3.76 3.91
* Economics, Pre 1,349 14% 43% 3.86 4.00
Engineering Geology 7 43% 33% 3.70 3.82
* English 643 42% 53% 3.58 3.90
Environmental Science 109 16% 59% 3.75 3.91
European Studies, Pre 6 17% 0% 3.15 3.15
French 21 48% 50% 3.57 3.78
French and Linguistics 6 50% 33% 3.71 4.00

Letters and Science: F - I
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Gender Studies 195 61% 68% 3.28 3.70
Geography 84 65% 73% 3.40 3.75
Geography/Environmental Studies 55 42% 65% 3.66 3.95
Geology 34 12% 25% 3.61 3.95
Geophysics 8 38% 67% 3.54 3.67
German 11 36% 25% 3.32 4.00
* Global Studies, Pre 167 30% 46% 3.79 3.97
Greek 1 0%      
Greek and Latin 5 20% 100% 3.23 3.23
History, Pre 479 64% 70% 3.47 3.92
* Human Biology and Society, Pre - B.A. 51 12% 50% 3.57 3.88
* Human Biology and Society, Pre - B.S. 46 7% 0% 3.35 3.80
* International Development Studies, Pre 139 29% 54% 3.79 4.00
Iranian Studies 8 75% 67% 3.42 3.68
Italian 3 0%      
Italian and Special Fields 2 50% 100% 3.38 3.38

Letters and Science: J - L
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Japanese 76 64% 61% 3.45 3.87
Jewish Studies 8 38% 100% 3.70 3.94
Korean 23 57% 77% 3.57 3.83
Latin 1 0%      
Latin American Studies, Pre 15 33% 80% 3.55 3.65
Linguistics 121 64% 65% 3.54 3.78
Linguistics and Anthropology 16 44% 14% 3.31 3.83
Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures 48 54% 62% 3.55 3.86
Linguistics and Computer Science 42 36% 80% 3.44 3.67
Linguistics and English 11 55% 33% 3.41 3.85
Linguistics and French 3 33% 0% 3.87 3.87
Linguistics and Italian 2 50% 0% 3.21 3.21
Linguistics and Philosophy 5 40% 50% 3.39 4.00
Linguistics and Psychology 45 47% 48% 3.55 3.86
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 3 67% 0% 3.41 3.90
Linguistics and Spanish 6 67% 25% 3.55 3.92
Applied Linguistics 14 57% 50% 3.65 3.89

Letters and Science: M - N
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
* Marine Biology 43 2% 0% 3.82 3.82
Mathematics, Pre 226 41% 66% 3.73 3.92
Applied Mathematics, Pre 204 45% 41% 3.70 3.94
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 28 21% 17% 3.53 3.88
Mathematics/Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences 11 27% 100% 3.90 4.00
Mathematics/Economics, Pre 129 41% 47% 3.84 3.97
Financial Actuarial Mathematics, Pre 206 39% 61% 3.86 4.00
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 42 26% 36% 3.65 3.85
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 48 33% 44% 3.79 3.93
* Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Pre 126 33% 55% 3.67 3.91
Middle Eastern Studies 23 17% 25% 3.59 4.00
* Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 176 38% 52% 3.67 3.92
* Neuroscience 159 24% 71% 3.68 3.92

Letters and Science: P - W
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Philosophy 380 49% 54% 3.57 3.86
Physics 205 39% 24% 3.76 3.97
Physiological Science 102 20% 70% 3.63 3.86
* Political Science, Pre 1,108 37% 48% 3.70 3.93
Portuguese 4 25% 100% 3.50 3.50
* Psychobiology, Pre 157 23% 78% 3.60 3.87
* Psychology, Pre 1,680 21% 79% 3.71 3.94
Study of Religion 13 31% 25% 3.52 3.89
Russian Language and Literature 4 25% 0% 4.00 4.00
Russian Studies 3 0%      
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 1 0%      
* Sociology, Pre 1,239 37% 60% 3.68 3.93
Spanish 70 54% 39% 3.24 3.82
Spanish and Community and Culture 33 52% 59% 3.30 3.66
Spanish and Linguistics 12 50% 33% 3.14 3.56
Spanish and Portuguese 6 67% 25% 3.25 3.66
Statistics, Pre 285 34% 45% 3.85 4.00

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Undeclared - Social Sciences 5 100% 80% 3.00 4.00
total 17,055 30% 59% 3.57 3.91
School of the Arts and Architecture
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Architectural Studies 148 22% 44% 3.71 3.92
Art 192 13% 76% 3.28 3.67
Dance 19 32% 100% 2.96 3.67
Design | Media Arts 207 4% 100% 3.56 3.76
World Arts and Cultures 24 29% 57% 3.50 3.82
total 590 13% 66% 3.39 3.83
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Aerospace Engineering 161 16% 60% 3.78 4.00
Bioengineering 165 10% 47% 3.78 4.00
Chemical Engineering 236 26% 39% 3.85 4.00
Civil Engineering 221 17% 47% 3.81 4.00
Computer Science 1,288 5% 58% 3.88 4.00
Computer Science and Engineering 373 12% 32% 3.88 4.00
Electrical Engineering 410 24% 60% 3.80 4.00
Materials Engineering 68 21% 36% 3.84 4.00
Mechanical Engineering 576 10% 36% 3.80 4.00
total 3,498 12% 48% 3.83 4.00
School of Music
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Ethnomusicology 33 12% 75% 3.11 3.36
Music 84 15% 85% 3.56 3.80
Music History 13 23% 100% 3.20 4.00
total 130 15% 85% 3.32 3.77
School of Nursing
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Nursing 164 7% 75% 3.73 3.86
Nursing-Gen/Prelicensure 164 7% 75% 3.73 3.86
School of Theater, Film and Television
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Film and Television 586 2% 78% 3.62 3.98
Theater 212 6% 83% 3.61 3.89
total 798 3% 81% 3.62 3.93