Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2000

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 2000. 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 applications
withdrawn*
total
applicants 31,637 4,120 1,578 458 37,794
admits 9,881 848 216 - 10,945
           
% admitted 31.23 20.58 13.69 - 28.96
% of apps 83.71 10.90 4.18 1.21  

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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.

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
4.00 and above 13,184 36.92   8,340 63.26 77.81
3.70 - 3.99 8,071 22.60   1,618 20.05 15.09
3.30 - 3.69 8,546 23.93   583 6.82 5.44
3.00 - 3.29 3,684 10.32   107 2.90 1.00
below 3.00 2,221 6.22   71 3.20 .66

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.76 4.16


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
4.00 2,907 8.14   2,175 74.82 20.29
3.70 - 3.99 9,766 27.35   5,241 53.67 48.89
3.30 - 3.69 12,718 35.62   2,781 21.87 25.94
3.00 - 3.29 6,323 17.71   416 6.58 3.88
below 3.00 3,992 11.18   106 2.66 .99

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.48 3.76

Standardized Test Scores


SAT II - Writing

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 5,678 17.55   3,973 69.97 38.05
600 - 690 10,045 31.04   3,878 38.61 37.14
500 - 590 10,241 31.65   1,962 19.16 18.79
400 - 490 5,462 16.88   603 11.04 5.77
below 400 932 2.88   26 2.79 .25

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  590 655


SAT II - Math Level I

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 3,946 16.03   2,147 54.41 32.90
600 - 690 8,679 35.26   2,700 31.11 41.37
500 - 590 7,787 31.64   1,249 16.04 19.14
400 - 490 3,631 14.75   386 10.63 5.91
below 400 571 2.32   44 7.71 .68

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  593 644


SAT II - Math Level II

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 4,569 39.66   3,273 71.63 57.73
600 - 690 4,212 36.56   1,717 40.76 30.28
500 - 590 2,406 20.88   631 26.23 11.13
400 - 490 326 2.83   45 13.80 .79
below 400 8 0.07   0 .00 .00

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  664 699


SAT II - Third

The "third" test is can be any SAT II subject other than Writing or Math. When applicants take more than one third test, the highest score is used.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 8,653 26.89   4,638 53.60 44.56
600 - 690 9,934 30.87   3,770 37.95 36.22
500 - 590 8,645 26.86   1,482 17.14 14.24
400 - 490 4,352 13.52   472 10.85 4.54
below 400 598 1.86   46 7.69 .44

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  616 670


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 4,652 13.73   3,236 69.58 30.70
600 - 690 11,561 34.12   4,566 39.49 43.32
500 - 590 11,487 33.90   2,136 18.59 20.27
400 - 490 4,962 14.64   585 11.79 5.55
below 400 1,225 3.61   17 1.39 .16

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  586 646


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 8,536 25.19   5,002 58.60 47.46
600 - 690 13,434 39.64   3,976 29.60 37.72
500 - 590 8,478 25.02   1,262 14.89 11.97
400 - 490 2,926 8.63   287 9.81 2.72
below 400 512 1.51   13 2.54 .12

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  626 680


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
30 - 36 1,272 14.20   794 62.42 32.58
26 - 29 2,683 29.96   874 32.58 35.86
22 - 25 2,763 30.85   518 18.75 21.26
18 - 21 1,597 17.83   223 13.96 9.15
below 18 641 7.16   28 4.37 1.15

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  25 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
20 and above 4,558 12.77   2,916 63.98 27.20
16 - 19 5,531 15.49   2,923 52.85 27.27
12 - 15 7,674 21.49   2,763 36.00 25.78
8 - 11 7,676 21.50   1,452 18.92 13.55
below 8 10,267 28.75   665 6.48 6.20

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  11 16


Overall College Preparatory Semesters

We also refer to these as the "a-f" subjects†, which include: history, English, math, laboratory science, non-English language, 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.

†As of fall 2003 "a-f" was expanded to "a-g" when a seventh subject requirement was added: visual and performing arts. In years prior to 2003, these courses were considered part of the college prep elective subject.

# of semesters # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
48 and above 7,712 21.60   3,211 41.64 29.96
44 - 47 9,004 25.22   3,232 35.90 30.15
40 - 43 11,024 30.87   3,043 27.60 28.39
36 - 39 6,355 17.80   1,092 17.18 10.19
below 36 1,611 4.51   141 8.75 1.31

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  44 45


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of semesters # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
12 and above 2,070 5.80   790 38.16 7.37
10 - 12 19,681 55.12   6,591 33.49 61.49
8 - 9 10,890 30.50   2,838 26.06 26.48
6 - 7 2,600 7.28   435 16.73 4.06
below 6 465 1.30   65 13.98 .61

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  10 10

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