Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2008

When we review our freshman applicants, we look at a wide variety of factors, some more easily quantifiable than others. Below are the primary academic factors we considered when we reviewed our freshman applicants for Fall Quarter 2008. Beyond being UC-Eligible (which almost all of our applicants are anyway) there is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

  California
residents
out-of- state international
withdrawn*
total
applicants 46,438 5,730 2,788 485 55,441
admits 10,427 1,606 627 12,660
enrolled 4,242 351 142 4,735
           
admit rate 22.45 28.03 22.49 - 22.84
enroll rate 40.68 21.86 22.65 - 37.404
% of total
applicants
83.76 10.34 5.03 0.87 100.00

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration. This is usually done when an applicant accepts an early decision offer at another institution.

 

Academic Statistics

10th - 11th Grade GPAs


Fully weighted GPA

This GPA includes an extra grade point for all UC-approved honors courses (which include AP, IB, school-based honors, and transferable college courses) in which a grade of C or higher is earned. The maximum value possible is 5.00.

GPA # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
4.0 & above 23,490 45.09   11,018 46.91 91.59   3,866 35.09 84.21
3.70 - 3.99 11,305 21.70   600 5.31 4.99   388 64.67 8.45
3.30 - 3.69 10,749 20.63   272 2.53 2.26   214 78.68 4.66
3.00 - 3.29 4,229 8.12   89 2.10 0.74   79 88.76 1.72
below 3.00 2,324 4.46   51 2.19 0.42   44 86.27 0.96

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.86 4.33 4.22


Unweighted GPA

This GPA does not include any extra grade points for honors courses. The maximum value possible is 4.00.

GPA # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
4.0 4,499 8.64   3,560 79.13 29.59   927 26.04 20.19
3.70 - 3.99 15,688 30.11   6,578 41.93 54.68   2,497 37.96 54.39
3.30 - 3.69 18,508 35.53   1,567 8.47 13.03   899 57.37 19.58
3.00 - 3.29 8,500 16.32   231 2.72 1.92   186 80.52 4.05
below 3.00 4,902 9.41   94 1.92 0.78   82 87.23 1.79

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.52 3.84 3.78

 

Standardized Test Scores


SAT Reasoning Test - Critical Reading section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 6,817 13.90   3,873 56.81 33.14   839 21.66 18.65
600 - 690 17,124 34.90   5,030 29.37 43.05   2,034 40.44 45.22
500 - 590 15,645 31.89   2,096 13.40 17.94   1,173 55.96 26.08
400 - 490 7,661 15.62   649 8.47 5.55   423 65.18 9.40
below 400 1,813 3.70   37 2.04 0.32   29 78.38 0.64

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  585 651 618

 


SAT Reasoning Test - Math section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 12,232 24.93   5,919 48.39 50.65   1,616 27.30 35.93
600 - 690 18,059 36.81   3,822 21.16 32.71   1,727 45.19 38.39
500 - 590 12,267 25.00   1,470 11.98 12.58   835 56.80 18.56
400 - 490 5,180 10.56   425 8.20 3.64   283 66.59 6.29
below 400 1,322 2.69   49 3.71 0.42   37 75.51 0.82

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  618 682 651


SAT Reasoning Test - Writing section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 8,132 16.58   4,588 56.42 39.26   1,132 24.67 25.17
600 - 690 17,243 35.15   4,662 27.04 39.90   1,939 41.59 43.11
500 - 590 15,195 30.97   1,878 12.36 16.07   1,045 55.64 23.23
400 - 490 6,996 14.26   530 7.58 4.54   363 68.49 8.07
below 400 1,493 3.04   27 1.81 0.23   19 70.37 0.42

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  594 663 631

 


SAT Reasoning Test - Composite

The composite score of the SAT Reasoning test is the sum of the three sections above.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
2100 - 2400 6,938 14.14   4,525 65.22 38.72   962 21.26 21.39
1800 - 2090 19,701 40.16   5,053 25.65 43.24   2,230 44.13 49.58
1500 - 1790 15,021 30.62   1,653 11.00 14.15   981 59.35 21.81
1200 - 1490 6,266 12.77   440 7.02 3.77   312 70.91 6.94
below 1200 1,134 2.31   14 1.23 0.12   13 92.86 0.29

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1,798 1,996 1,900


SAT Subject Test - Best subject

This refers to the highest score received on any SAT Subject Test, excluding Writing and Math Level 1, which are not considered.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 21,552 44.34   8,498 39.43 71.72   2,732 32.15 59.79
600 - 690 15,067 31.00   2,456 16.30 20.73   1,248 50.81 27.31
500 - 590 9,366 19.27   751 8.02 6.34   478 63.65 10.46
400 - 490 2,489 5.12   134 5.38 1.13   102 76.12 2.23
below 400 130 0.27   10 7.69 0.08   9 90.00 0.20

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  668 726 700


SAT Subject Test - 2nd Best subject

This refers to the highest score received on an SAT Subject Test in any subject area other than the one in which the student received the highest score. As with the best subject, Writing and Math Level 1 are not considered.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 9,660 20.09   5,585 57.82 47.27   1,428 25.57 31.30
600 - 690 14,916 31.03   3,885 26.05 32.88   1,727 44.45 37.86
500 - 590 14,988 31.18   1,819 12.14 15.40   1,026 56.40 22.49
400 - 490 7,554 15.71   468 6.20 3.96   335 71.58 7.34
below 400 954 1.98   58 6.08 0.49   46 79.31 1.01

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  598 673 638

 

ACT Assessment - English section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 5,131 29.30   2,298 44.79 53.86   729 31.72 41.63
26 - 29 4,229 24.15   949 22.44 22.24   452 47.63 25.81
22 - 25 4,053 23.14   609 15.03 14.27   316 51.89 18.05
18 - 21 2,593 14.81   308 11.88 7.22   183 59.42 10.45
below 18 1,506 8.60   103 6.84 2.41   71 68.93 4.05

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 29 28


ACT Assessment - Math section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 5,928 33.85   2,500 42.17 58.59   824 32.96 47.06
26 - 29 5,070 28.95   1,012 19.96 23.72   490 48.42 27.98
22 - 25 3,389 19.35   448 13.22 10.50   234 52.23 13.36
18 - 21 1,966 11.23   230 11.70 5.39   144 62.61 8.22
below 18 1,159 6.62   77 6.64 1.80   59 76.62 3.37

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 29


ACT Assessment - Reading section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 6,029 34.43   2,411 39.99 56.50   816 33.84 46.60
26 - 29 3,940 22.50   884 22.44 20.72   390 44.12 22.27
22 - 25 3,485 19.90   550 15.78 12.89   292 53.09 16.68
18 - 21 2,445 13.96   307 12.56 7.19   176 57.33 10.05
below 18 1,613 9.21   115 7.13 2.70   77 66.96 4.40

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 29 28


ACT Assessment - Science Reasoning section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 3,096 17.68   1,531 49.45 35.88   417 27.24 23.81
26 - 29 4,065 23.21   1,200 29.52 28.12   513 42.75 29.30
22 - 25 5,758 32.88   1,005 17.45 23.55   499 49.65 28.50
18 - 21 3,394 19.38   428 12.61 10.03   247 57.71 14.11
below 18 1,199 6.85   103 8.59 2.41   75 72.82 4.28

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 27 26


ACT Assessment - Composite

The composite score of the ACT Assessment is the average of the four sections above.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 4,680 26.73   2,308 49.32 54.10   716 31.02 40.91
26 - 29 5,373 30.68   1,085 20.19 25.43   525 48.39 30.00
22 - 25 4,098 23.40   566 13.81 13.27   311 54.95 17.77
18 - 21 2,330 13.31   259 11.12 6.07   164 63.32 9.37
below 18 1,030 5.88   48 4.66 1.13   34 70.83 1.94

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 29 28


ACT Assessment - Combined English/Writing score

The combined English/writing score is NOT included in the the ACT Composite (shown above).

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 3,657 20.88   1,861 50.89 43.61   549 29.50 31.35
26 - 29 5,079 29.00   1,313 25.85 30.77   599 45.62 34.21
22 - 25 4,809 27.46   723 15.03 16.94   383 52.97 21.87
18 - 21 2,830 16.16   316 11.17 7.41   186 58.86 10.62
below 18 1,137 6.49   54 4.75 1.27   34 62.96 1.94

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 28 27

High School Course Work


Honors Level Semesters- Grades 10-12

UC-Approved honors courses can include AP, IB, school-based honors, and transferable college courses.

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 19 12,559 24.11   6,051 48.18 50.30   1,813 29.96 39.49
16 - 19 9,632 18.49   2,902 30.13 24.12   1,226 42.25 26.70
12 - 15 10,833 20.79   1,835 16.94 15.25   846 46.10 18.43
8 - 11 8,905 17.09   769 8.64 6.39   402 52.28 8.76
below 8 10,168 19.52   473 4.65 3.93   304 64.27 6.62

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  14 20 18


Overall College Preparatory Semesters

We also refer to these as the "a-g" subjects, which include: history, English, math, laboratory science, non-English language, visual/performing arts, and academic electives. With the exception of math and non-English language, these are taken from grades 9-12. Math/non-English Language can be taken as early as the 7th grade.

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 47 25,357 48.67   7,371 29.07 61.27   2,358 31.99 51.36
44 - 47 12,622 24.23   2,578 20.42 21.43   1,136 44.07 24.74
40 - 43 9,815 18.84   1,625 16.56 13.51   819 50.40 17.84
36 - 39 3,589 6.89   396 11.03 3.29   247 62.37 5.38
below 36 714 1.37   60 8.40 0.50   31 51.67 0.68

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  49 51 49


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 12 15,330 29.43   3,958 25.82 32.90   1,240 31.33 27.01
10 - 12 29,453 56.53   6,801 23.09 56.53   2,740 40.29 59.68
8 - 9 5,937 11.40   1,089 18.34 9.05   510 46.83 11.11
6 - 7 1,120 2.15   149 13.30 1.24   85 57.05 1.85
below 6 257 0.49   33 12.84 0.27   16 48.48 0.35

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12

 

These figures exclude international and non- first-time freshman applicants.