Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major,
Fall 2002

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
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African Languages 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.38    n/a    n/a 105 n/a n/a
Afro-American Studies 17 0.19% 8 47.06% 0.25% 5 62.50% 0.25% 3.23 3.54 3.45 97 95 94
American Indian Studies 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
American Lit and Culture 17 0.19% 5 29.41% 0.15% 4 80.00% 0.20% 3.25 3.67 3.61 88 97 99
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.06% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.49 3.69    n/a 100 105 n/a
Anthropology - B.A. 172 1.94% 110 63.95% 3.38% 57 51.82% 2.87% 3.38 3.55 3.50 98 100 100
Anthropology - B.S. 28 0.32% 12 42.86% 0.37% 5 41.67% 0.25% 3.23 3.56 3.57 97 101 105
Arabic 5 0.06% 1 20.00% 0.03% 1 100.00% 0.05% 3.05 3.78 3.78 102 105 105
Art History 112 1.26% 61 54.46% 1.87% 41 67.21% 2.06% 3.35 3.52 3.50 108 116 123
Asian American Studies 113 1.27% 42 37.17% 1.29% 33 78.57% 1.66% 3.10 3.45 3.42 96 98 98
Asian Humanities 5 0.06% 2 40.00% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 2.95 3.36 3.44 103 97 93
Asian Religions 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.03% 1 100.00% 0.05% 3.42 3.58 3.58 85 97 97
Astrophysics 20 0.23% 9 45.00% 0.28% 5 55.56% 0.25% 3.22 3.66 3.56 103 106 107
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 25 0.28% 8 32.00% 0.25% 3 37.50% 0.15% 3.30 3.53 3.09 98 101 100
* Biochemistry 261 2.94% 160 61.30% 4.91% 75 46.88% 3.77% 3.36 3.57 3.53 103 105 105
* Biology 467 5.26% 113 24.20% 3.47% 65 57.52% 3.27% 3.22 3.65 3.62 100 105 106
* Business Economics, Pre 1,139 12.83% 195 17.12% 5.99% 130 66.67% 6.54% 3.37 3.70 3.69 98 102 101

Letters and Science: C - E
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Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
123 1.39% 69 56.10% 2.12% 33 47.83% 1.66% 3.30 3.51 3.40 103 105 105
Chemistry - Materials Science 6 0.07% 2 33.33% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.21 3.52 3.47 100 100 105
Chicana and Chicano Studies 43 0.48% 24 55.81% 0.74% 18 75.00% 0.91% 3.13 3.29 3.25 100 100 102
Chinese 24 0.27% 7 29.17% 0.21% 3 42.86% 0.15% 3.32 3.55 3.62 94 97 97
Classical Civilization 8 0.09% 1 12.50% 0.03% 1 100.00% 0.05% 3.27 4.00 4.00 98 103 103
Cognitive Science, Pre 45 0.51% 25 55.56% 0.77% 14 56.00% 0.70% 3.34 3.53 3.47 100 100 100
* Communication Studies 573 6.45% 81 14.14% 2.49% 55 67.90% 2.77% 3.31 3.83 3.82 95 99 99
Comparative Literature 28 0.32% 16 57.14% 0.49% 6 37.50% 0.30% 3.41 3.59 3.76 99 101 107
Earth Sciences 13 0.15% 4 30.77% 0.12% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.11 3.57    n/a 98 98 n/a
East Asian Studies 31 0.35% 14 45.16% 0.43% 10 71.43% 0.50% 3.28 3.43 3.39 100 102 102
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 20 0.23% 4 20.00% 0.12% 3 75.00% 0.15% 3.15 3.47 3.45 109 111 105
* Economics, Pre 426 4.80% 97 22.77% 2.98% 61 62.89% 3.07% 3.36 3.65 3.60 99 100 100
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 196 2.21% 37 18.88% 1.14% 27 72.97% 1.36% 3.35 3.63 3.59 99 101 101
* English 628 7.07% 306 48.73% 9.40% 153 50.00% 7.70% 3.30 3.56 3.53 97 100 99
English/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
English/Latin 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.40 3.73    n/a 101 96 n/a
European Studies 4 0.05% 2 50.00% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.17 3.33 3.09 102 99 105

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 18 0.20% 7 38.89% 0.21% 3 42.86% 0.15% 3.20 3.43 3.35 97 103 107
French and Linguistics 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.06% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.61 3.61    n/a 96 96 n/a
Geography 30 0.34% 12 40.00% 0.37% 5 41.67% 0.25% 3.31 3.56 3.52 92 101 98
Geography - Environmental Studies 21 0.24% 6 28.57% 0.18% 3 50.00% 0.15% 3.24 3.78 3.82 95 101 96
Gelogy (includes Geology/Engineering Geology
and Geology/Paleobiology)
14 0.16% 6 42.86% 0.18% 3 50.00% 0.15% 3.09 3.43 3.52 95 102 105
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics
(includes Geophysics
and Space Physics
)
4 0.05% 2 50.00% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.43 3.72 3.63 101 105 105
German 9 0.10% 3 33.33% 0.09% 2 66.67% 0.10% 3.33 3.44 3.48 93 96 98
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 3 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.03% 1 100.00% 0.05% 3.11 3.25 3.25 103 105 105
Hebrew 3 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.25    n/a    n/a 100 n/a n/a
History - Art History 80 0.90% 40 50.00% 1.23% 26 65.00% 1.31% 3.16 3.40 3.35 96 99 99
* History, Pre 439 4.94% 223 50.80% 6.85% 154 69.06% 7.75% 3.29 3.54 3.50 99 102 98
* Int'l Development Studies 111 1.25% 53 47.75% 1.63% 25 47.17% 1.26% 3.27 3.50 3.44 100 102 102
Iranian Studies 15 0.17% 7 46.67% 0.21% 6 85.71% 0.30% 3.09 3.44 3.38 100 104 104
Italian 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.58 3.24    n/a 105 105 n/a
Italian and Special Fields 4 0.05% 3 75.00% 0.09% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.10 3.39    n/a 92 105 n/a

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 52 0.59% 26 50.00% 0.80% 15 57.69% 0.75% 3.31 3.55 3.46 96 100 100
Jewish Studies 7 0.08% 2 28.57% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.14 3.74 3.67 100 119 127
Korean 6 0.07% 2 33.33% 0.06% 2 100.00% 0.10% 2.73 3.34 3.34 90 94 94
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 23 0.26% 11 47.83% 0.34% 7 63.64% 0.35% 3.24 3.58 3.52 95 101 101
Linguistics 29 0.33% 18 62.07% 0.55% 11 61.11% 0.55% 3.38 3.57 3.48 100 104 103
Linguistics - Anthropology 2 0.02% 2 100.00% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.43 3.43 3.55 98 98 105
Linguistics and Computer Science, Pre 11 0.12% 6 54.55% 0.18% 3 50.00% 0.15% 3.43 3.52 3.22 97 103 105
Linguistics and E Asian Lang/Cultures 8 0.09% 2 25.00% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.43 3.65 3.44 92 99 105
Linguistics and English 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.03% 1 100.00% 0.05% 3.21 3.60 3.60 92 90 90
Linguistics and French 4 0.05% 2 50.00% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.16 3.25 3.25 90 101 105
Linguistics and Italian 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.03% 1 100.00% 0.05% 3.15 3.15 3.15 105 105 105
Linguistics and Philosophy 6 0.07% 4 66.67% 0.12% 2 50.00% 0.10% 3.33 3.55 3.49 105 108 119
Linguistics and Psychology 8 0.09% 5 62.50% 0.15% 3 60.00% 0.15% 3.37 3.67 3.51 100 103 103
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 8 0.09% 7 87.50% 0.21% 6 85.71% 0.30% 3.48 3.60 3.61 93 92 92

Letters and Science: M - N
major #
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admitted
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enrolled
Marine Biology 26 0.29% 5 19.23% 0.15% 2 40.00% 0.10% 3.18 3.49 3.49 103 105 105
Mathematics (includes
General Mathematics)
147 1.66% 87 59.18% 2.67% 51 58.62% 2.57% 3.37 3.54 3.52 100 103 102
Mathematics of Computation 5 0.06% 4 80.00% 0.12% 4 100.00% 0.20% 3.42 3.49 3.49 107 105 105
Mathematics, Applied 36 0.41% 22 61.11% 0.68% 9 40.91% 0.45% 3.46 3.57 3.58 104 103 104
Mathematics/Applied Science 53 0.60% 21 39.62% 0.64% 11 52.38% 0.55% 3.37 3.65 3.62 96 102 103
Mathematics/Economics 25 0.28% 14 56.00% 0.43% 8 57.14% 0.40% 3.36 3.57 3.52 109 102 101
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
86 0.97% 39 45.35% 1.20% 20 51.28% 1.01% 3.37 3.62 3.63 102 103 100
Mid East and N African Studies 10 0.11% 4 40.00% 0.12% 2 50.00% 0.10% 3.01 3.32 3.05 89 98 100
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 83 0.93% 45 54.22% 1.38% 21 46.67% 1.06% 3.45 3.69 3.71 102 104 104
Music History 25 0.28% 10 40.00% 0.31% 5 50.00% 0.25% 3.22 3.50 3.41 101 106 107
Neuroscience 37 0.42% 15 40.54% 0.46% 9 60.00% 0.45% 3.33 3.59 3.56 107 107 106

Letters and Science: P - W
major #
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admitted
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Philosophy 191 2.15% 97 50.79% 2.98% 42 43.30% 2.11% 3.30 3.54 3.50 97 99 100
Physics (includes
General Physics)
63 0.71% 34 53.97% 1.04% 21 61.76% 1.06% 3.28 3.48 3.42 100 105 106
Physiological Science 70 0.79% 24 34.29% 0.74% 17 70.83% 0.86% 3.31 3.53 3.52 99 106 106
Plant Biology 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.27 3.42 3.44 105 105 105
Plant Biotechnology 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
* Political Science, Pre 701 7.90% 270 38.52% 8.29% 186 68.89% 9.36% 3.30 3.57 3.52 96 98 98
Portuguese 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.11    n/a    n/a 96 n/a n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 63 0.71% 12 19.05% 0.37% 9 75.00% 0.45% 3.26 3.63 3.63 102 105 104
* Psychology, Pre 928 10.45% 343 36.96% 10.53% 250 72.89% 12.58% 3.26 3.52 3.50 96 99 99
Religion, Study of 39 0.44% 14 35.90% 0.43% 7 50.00% 0.35% 3.21 3.54 3.44 99 98 99
Russian Language and Lit 2 0.02% 1 50.00% 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.03 3.49    n/a 110 114 n/a
Russian Studies 3 0.03% 3 100.00% 0.09% 1 33.33% 0.05% 3.59 3.59 3.94 92 92 93
Scandinavian Languages 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.51 3.51    n/a 96 96 n/a
Slavic Language and Lit 5 0.06% 3 60.00% 0.09% 2 66.67% 0.10% 3.38 3.67 3.67 91 88 79
* Sociology 551 6.21% 203 36.84% 6.23% 149 73.40% 7.49% 3.24 3.51 3.49 96 99 98
Southeast Asian Studies 3 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.69 3.74 3.55 96 100 99
Spanish 77 0.87% 35 45.45% 1.07% 15 42.86% 0.75% 3.16 3.44 3.36 98 100 100
Spanish and Linguistics 11 0.12% 5 45.45% 0.15% 1 20.00% 0.05% 3.30 3.58 3.53 95 99 114
Spanish and Portuguese 6 0.07% 2 33.33% 0.06% 1 50.00% 0.05% 3.26 3.72 4.00 109 102 98
Women's Studies 102 1.15% 53 51.96% 1.63% 38 71.70% 1.91% 3.23 3.46 3.41 97 100 100

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
major #
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admitted
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admitted
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units-
enrolled
Undeclared - Humanities 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.05    n/a    n/a 57 n/a n/a
Undeclared - Life Sciences 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.74    n/a    n/a 64 n/a n/a
Undeclared - Social Sciences 2 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.33    n/a    n/a 67 n/a n/a
Undeclared 41 0.46% 12 29.27% 0.37% 9 75.00% 0.45% 3.14 3.26 3.23 63 69 66
total 8,879 100.00% 3,256 36.67% 100.00% 1,988 61.06% 100.00% 3.30 3.56 3.53 98 101 101
School of the Arts and Architecture
major #
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Art 172 28.38% 12 6.98% 21.05% 8 66.67% 17.78% 3.26 3.44 3.41 106 103 112
Design | Media Arts 228 37.62% 6 2.63% 10.53% 6 100.00% 13.33% 3.22 3.21 3.21 104 131 131
Ethnomusicology 38 6.27% 13 34.21% 22.81% 11 84.62% 24.44% 3.40 3.44 3.42 111 105 111
Music 107 17.66% 10 9.35% 17.54% 8 80.00% 17.78% 3.30 3.54 3.55 100 109 107
World Arts and Cultures 61 10.07% 16 26.23% 28.07% 12 75.00% 26.67% 3.24 3.22 3.28 101 106 103
total 606 100.00% 57 9.41% 100.00% 45 78.95% 100.00% 3.26 3.37 3.37 104 108 111
School of Engineering and Applied Science
major #
applied
% of all
applied
#
admitted
admit
rate
% of all
admitted
#
enrolled
enroll
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% of all
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avg. GPA-
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units-
enrolled
Aerospace Engineering 38 2.38% 10 26.32% 2.99% 3 30.00% 1.84% 3.21 3.81 3.63 103 112 105
Chemical Engineering 77 4.82% 26 33.77% 7.78% 9 34.62% 5.52% 3.48 3.76 3.65 106 110 106
Civil Engineering 79 4.94% 22 27.85% 6.59% 8 36.36% 4.91% 3.29 3.70 3.58 107 110 108
Computer Science 640 40.05% 79 12.34% 23.65% 45 56.96% 27.61% 3.43 3.82 3.79 106 109 111
Computer Science and Engineering 338 21.15% 79 23.37% 23.65% 42 53.16% 25.77% 3.49 3.81 3.74 106 108 107
Electrical Engineering 287 17.96% 76 26.48% 22.75% 42 55.26% 25.77% 3.45 3.80 3.76 107 110 109
Materials Engineering 14 0.88% 6 42.86% 1.80% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.45 3.72    n/a 113 105 n/a
Mechanical Engineering 125 7.82% 36 28.80% 10.78% 14 38.89% 8.59% 3.32 3.69 3.67 105 107 106
total 1,598 100.00% 334 20.90% 100.00% 163 48.80% 100.00% 3.43 3.78 3.74 106 109 108
School of Nursing
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admitted
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Nursing 50 100.00% 30 60.00% 100.00% 25 83.33% 100.00% 3.04 3.10 3.15 116 114 110
School of Theater, Film, and Television
major #
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Film and Television 530 64.48% 16 3.02% 28.57% 15 93.75% 30.00% 3.28 3.41 3.41 103 109 109
Theater 292 35.52% 40 13.70% 71.43% 35 87.50% 70.00% 3.22 3.39 3.39 99 106 106
total 822 100.00% 56 6.81% 100.00% 50 89.29% 100.00% 3.26 3.39 3.40 102 107 107