Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2005

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 2005. 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out-of- state international withdrawn* total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 36,649 3,732 1,461 390 42,232
admits 10,262 816 283 - 11,361
enrolled 4,174 155 93 - 4,422
           
admit rate 28.00 21.87 19.37 - 26.90
enroll rate 40.67 19.00 32.86 - 38.92
% of total
applicants
86.57 9.05 3.46 .92 100.00

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 17,889 44.36   9,411 52.61 84.97   3,204 34.05 74.05
3.70 - 3.99 8,903 22.07   1,152 12.94 10.40   715 62.07 16.52
3.30 - 3.69 8,419 20.87   415 4.93 3.75   320 77.11 7.40
3.00 - 3.29 3,275 8.12   49 1.50 .44   44 89.80 1.02
below 3.00 1,845 4.57   49 2.66 .44   44 89.80 1.02

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.85 4.25 4.13


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 3,678 9.12   2,554 69.44 23.06   606 23.73 14.00
3.70 - 3.99 12,126 30.07   5,735 47.30 51.78   2,022 35.26 46.73
3.30 - 3.69 14,399 35.70   2,464 17.11 22.25   1,436 58.28 33.19
3.00 - 3.29 6,479 16.06   251 3.87 2.27   197 78.49 4.55
below 3.00 3,649 9.05   72 1.97 .65   66 91.67 1.53

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.52 3.80 3.72

 

Standardized Test Scores


SAT II - Writing

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 8,266 21.78   5,212 63.05 47.65   1,394 26.75 32.65
600 - 690 12,126 31.95   3,611 29.78 33.01   1,614 44.70 37.80
500 - 590 11,325 29.84   1,749 15.44 15.99   1,019 58.26 23.86
400 - 490 5,406 14.24   361 6.68 3.30   238 65.93 5.57
below 400 832 2.19   6 .72 .05   5 83.33 .12

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  603 674 644


SAT II - Math Level I

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 4,420 16.46   2,239 50.66 35.75   764 34.12 26.52
600 - 690 9,561 35.60   2,482 25.96 39.63   1,149 46.29 39.88
500 - 590 8,490 31.61   1,206 14.20 19.26   738 61.19 25.62
400 - 490 3,831 14.26   324 8.46 5.17   220 67.90 7.64
below 400 557 2.07   12 2.15 .19   10 83.33 .35

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  593 648 627


SAT II - Math Level II

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 7,570 43.98   4,670 61.69 65.99   1,227 26.27 53.05
600 - 690 5,646 32.80   1,679 29.74 23.72   710 42.29 30.70
500 - 590 3,403 19.77   661 19.42 9.34   330 49.92 14.27
400 - 490 542 3.15   66 12.18 .93   45 68.18 1.95
below 400 53 0.31   1 1.89 .01   1 100.00 .04

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  670 715 689


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
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 12,871 33.82   6,115 47.51 55.74   1,805 29.52 41.96
600 - 690 11,588 30.45   3,224 27.82 29.39   1,484 46.03 34.50
500 - 590 8,753 23.00   1,286 14.69 11.72   775 60.26 18.01
400 - 490 4,242 11.15   324 7.64 2.95   223 68.83 5.18
below 400 605 1.59   21 3.47 .19   15 71.43 .35

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  634 691 663


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 6,462 16.69   4,027 62.32 36.87   894 22.20 20.86
600 - 690 13,867 35.81   4,521 32.60 41.39   1,956 43.26 45.65
500 - 590 11,907 30.75   1,919 16.12 17.57   1,144 59.61 26.70
400 - 490 5,332 13.77   444 8.33 4.06   281 63.29 6.56
below 400 1,160 3.00   12 1.03 .11   10 83.33 .23

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  595 659 626


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 10,686 27.59   5,758 53.88 52.71   1,638 28.45 38.23
600 - 690 15,094 38.97   3,593 23.80 32.89   1,654 46.03 38.60
500 - 590 9,098 23.49   1,346 14.79 12.32   827 61.44 19.30
400 - 490 3,217 8.31   218 6.78 2.00   158 72.48 3.69
below 400 633 1.63   8 1.26 .07   8 100.00 .19

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  629 687 658


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 2,087 18.76   1,230 58.94 42.52   370 30.08 29.86
26 - 29 3,303 29.70   833 25.22 28.79   389 46.70 31.40
22 - 25 2,991 26.89   587 19.63 20.29   322 54.86 25.99
18 - 21 1,942 17.46   227 11.69 7.85   148 65.20 11.95
below 18 799 7.18   16 2.00 .55   10 62.50 .81

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 9,386 23.27   4,831 51.47 43.62   1,480 30.64 34.20
16 - 19 7,475 18.53   2,931 39.21 26.46   1,181 40.29 27.29
12 - 15 8,356 20.72   2,089 25.00 18.86   956 45.76 22.09
8 - 11 7,154 17.74   815 11.39 7.36   435 53.37 10.05
below 8 7,960 19.74   410 5.15 3.70   275 67.07 6.36

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  14 19 17


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 17,181 42.60   5,788 33.69 52.26   1,925 33.26 44.49
44 - 47 10,334 25.62   2,847 27.55 25.70   1,197 42.04 27.66
40 - 43 8,670 21.50   1,887 21.76 17.04   904 47.91 20.89
36 - 39 3,323 8.24   479 14.41 4.32   265 55.32 6.12
below 36 823 2.04   75 9.11 .68   36 48.00 .83

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  47 49 47


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 10,459 25.93   3,084 29.49 27.84   1,092 35.41 25.24
10 - 12 23,421 58.07   6,678 28.51 60.29   2,649 39.67 61.22
8 - 9 5,017 12.44   1,101 21.95 9.94   476 43.23 11.00
6 - 7 1,010 2.50   170 16.83 1.53   86 50.59 1.99
below 6 424 1.05   43 10.14 .39   24 55.81 .55

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  11 12 11


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