Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2016

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 48 56% 67% 3.00 3.50
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 9 33% 67% 3.27 3.50
American Indian Studies 11 45% 100% 3.25 3.63
American Lit and Culture 55 64% 66% 3.22 3.56
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 6 0%      
Anthropology - B.A. 380 57% 67% 3.40 3.81
Anthropology - B.S. 84 23% 68% 3.50 3.71
Arabic 10 30% 100% 3.36 3.57
Art History 146 51% 51% 3.45 3.82
Asian American Studies 78 31% 63% 3.30 3.74
Asian Humanities 17 65% 64% 3.45 3.84
Asian Religions 12 17% 50% 3.42 3.61
Asian Studies, Pre 121 55% 62% 3.51 3.79
Astrophysics 49 20% 30% 3.62 3.79
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences 20 25% 20% 3.55 3.74
* Biochemistry 429 27% 49% 3.69 3.94
* Biology 888 20% 55% 3.62 3.87
Biophysics 16 38% 50% 3.62 4.00
* Business Economics, Pre 2,241 11% 60% 3.81 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 50% 0% 3.23 3.23
Chemistry 297 29% 44% 3.63 3.93
Chemistry - Materials Science 32 22% 71% 3.50 3.92
Chicana and Chicano Studies 74 47% 66% 3.18 3.46
Chinese 64 50% 44% 3.52 3.86
Classical Civilization 14 64% 44% 3.71 3.92
Cognitive Science, Pre 110 29% 59% 3.51 3.81
*Communication Studies 1,063 11% 71% 3.84 3.98
Comparative Literature 69 62% 58% 3.20 3.77
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 16 6% 100% 3.53 3.53
Earth and Environmental Sciences 37 0%      
* Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 35 11% 50% 3.46 3.67
* Economics, Pre 1,367 15% 54% 3.82 4.00
Engineering Geology 8 38% 67% 3.72 4.00
* English 642 43% 53% 3.52 3.85
Environmental Science 104 19% 55% 3.53 3.78
European Studies, Pre 12 50% 50% 3.41 3.69
French 23 57% 54% 3.28 3.65
French and Linguistics 4 75% 100% 3.43 3.83

Letters and Science: F - I
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Gender Studies 180 64% 64% 3.32 3.74
Geography 78 62% 63% 3.33 3.81
Geography - Environmental Studies 71 37% 50% 3.51 3.83
Geology 45 22% 60% 3.57 3.87
Geophysics 19 68% 46% 3.45 3.68
German 8 50% 75% 3.40 3.84
* Global Studies, Pre 147 35% 41% 3.66 3.87
Greek 1 0%      
Greek and Latin 2 0%      
History, Pre 479 63% 70% 3.42 3.82
* Human Biology and Society, Pre - B.A. 50 16% 25% 3.71 3.90
* Human Biology and Society, Pre - B.S. 61 5% 33% 3.52 3.98
* International Development Studies, Pre 184 28% 46% 3.63 3.95
Iranian Studies 7 57% 50% 3.34 3.54
Italian 11 64% 71% 3.10 3.89
Italian and Special Fields 4 50% 100% 3.34 3.89

Letters and Science: J - L
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Japanese 84 63% 64% 3.42 3.80
Jewish Studies 16 38% 50% 3.49 3.67
Korean 23 57% 92% 3.36 3.58
Latin 0        
Latin American Studies, Pre 23 48% 64% 3.22 3.55
Linguistics 142 56% 76% 3.46 3.75
Linguistics and Anthropology 15 33% 80% 3.35 3.91
Linguistics and Asian Languages/Cultures 24 63% 87% 3.46 3.75
Linguistics and Computer Science 22 68% 53% 3.56 3.78
Linguistics and English 6 67% 50% 3.30 3.78
Linguistics and French 4 75% 33% 3.71 3.85
Linguistics and Italian 2 50% 100% 3.69 3.69
Linguistics and Philosophy 11 27% 67% 3.23 3.88
Linguistics and Psychology 44 41% 61% 3.30 3.60
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 2 50% 100% 3.32 3.32
Linguistics and Spanish 8 38% 33% 3.27 3.90
Linguistics, Applied 20 70% 64% 3.45 3.92

Letters and Science: M - N
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
* Marine Biology 37 5% 0% 3.89 3.98
Mathematics, Pre 252 38% 49% 3.64 3.87
Mathematics, Applied, Pre 188 45% 48% 3.63 3.91
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 34 29% 60% 3.66 4.00
Mathematics/Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 4 25% 100% 3.55 3.55
Mathematics/Economics, Pre 180 44% 56% 3.73 3.97
Mathematics, Financial Actuarial 195 42% 68% 3.82 3.94
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 49 14% 14% 3.64 3.85
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 36 39% 36% 3.78 4.00
* Micro Biology/ Immunology/ Molecular Genetics, Pre 124 28% 51% 3.63 3.93
Middle Eastern Studies 35 20% 57% 3.69 4.00
* Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 164 43% 60% 3.67 3.93
* Neuroscience 185 27% 52% 3.56 3.82

Letters and Science: P - W
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Philosophy 364 55% 49% 3.47 3.86
Physics 197 37% 31% 3.72 3.92
Physiological Science 120 23% 57% 3.60 3.87
* Political Science, Pre 1,045 39% 50% 3.62 3.91
Portuguese 5 0%      
* Psychobiology, Pre 123 28% 86% 3.60 3.89
* Psychology, Pre 1,836 21% 73% 3.71 3.95
Religion, Study of 20 25% 40% 3.32 4.00
Russian Language and Literature 6 17% 100% 3.95 3.95
Russian Studies 1 0%      
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 6 17% 0% 3.70 3.70
* Sociology, Pre 1,153 38% 62% 3.60 3.87
Spanish 82 49% 65% 3.15 3.64
Spanish and Community and Culture 18 50% 67% 3.24 3.53
Spanish and Linguistics 7 71% 80% 3.26 3.80
Spanish and Portuguese 4 50% 50% 3.08 3.35
Statistics, Pre 192 44% 55% 3.78 3.95

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Undeclared -Social Sciences 7 100% 100% 3.00 3.56
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 172 17% 52% 3.56 3.77
Art 225 8% 79% 3.15 3.76
Dance 38 18% 86% 3.09 3.97
Design | Media Arts 217 6% 100% 3.51 3.75
World Arts and Cultures 23 30% 43% 3.40 3.75
total 675 11% 69% 3.40 3.77
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Aerospace Engineering 161 13% 71% 3.87 3.94
Bioengineering 177 12% 59% 3.80 3.98
Chemical Engineering 276 15% 24% 3.82 4.00
Civil Engineering 249 16% 41% 3.83 3.94
Computer Science 1,105 5% 54% 3.81 4.00
Computer Science and Engineering 354 14% 50% 3.82 4.00
Electrical Engineering 442 29% 58% 3.81 4.00
Materials Engineering 76 12% 11% 3.68 3.89
Mechanical Engineering 620 14% 43% 3.82 4.00
total 3,460 13% 49% 3.82 4.00
School of Music
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Ethnomusicology 30 27% 100% 3.55 3.94
Music 93 11% 80% 3.27 3.74
Music History 21 62% 77% 3.34 3.72
total 144 22% 84% 3.36 3.77
School of Nursing
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Nursing 183 5% 100% 3.71 3.87
School of Theater, Film and Television
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Film and Television 601 3% 100% 3.45 3.83
Theater 169 8% 85% 3.59 3.81
total 770 4% 93% 3.57 3.81