Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2009

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 2009. 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withdrawn*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 45,827 5,768 3,461 652 55,708
admits 9,992 1,558 629 - 12,179
enrolled 4,005 336 131 - 4,472
admit rate 21.80 27.01 18.17 - 21.86
enroll rate 40.08 21.57 20.83 - 36.72
% of total
applicants
82.27 10.35 6.21 1.17 100.00

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 24,663 47.89 10,669 43.26 92.86 3,710 34.77 85.46
3.70 - 3.99 10,925 21.21 501 4.59 4.18 318 63.47 7.33
3.30 - 3.69 9,961 19.34 262 2.63 2.12 212 80.92 4.88
3.00 - 3.29 3,752 7.29 78 2.08 0.65 64 82.05 1.47
below 3.00 2,200 4.27 40 1.82 0.18 37 92.50 0.85

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.89 4.35 4.24

 


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 4,747 9.22 3,668 77.27 31.76 955 26.04 22.00
3.70 - 3.99 16,389 31.82 6,320 38.56 54.72 2,397 37.93 55.22
3.30 - 3.69 18,104 35.15 1,297 7.16 11.23 763 58.83 17.58
3.00 - 3.29 7,735 15.02 197 2.55 1.71 167 84.77 3.85
below 3.00 4,526 8.79 68 1.50 0.59 59 86.76 1.36

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.53 3.86 3.79

 

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 7,213 14.98 3,894 53.99 34.74 800 20.54 18.96
600 - 690 16,840 34.97 4,599 27.31 41.03 1,828 39.75 43.33
500 - 590 15,568 32.32 2,162 13.89 19.29 1,224 56.61 29.01
400 - 490 6,978 14.49 521 7.47 4.65 346 66.41 8.20
below 400 1,562 3.24 33 2.11 0.29 21 63.64 0.50

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  590 654 617

 


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 12,065 25.05 5,492 45.52 49.00 1,395 25.40 33.06
600 - 690 18,766 38.97 3,942 21.01 35.17 1,740 44.14 41.24
500 - 590 10,914 22.66 1,323 12.12 11.80 782 59.11 18.54
400 - 490 5,062 10.51 412 8.14 3.68 271 65.78 6.42
below 400 1,354 2.81 40 2.95 0.36 31 77.50 0.73

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  622 682 649


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 8,827 18.33 4,608 52.20 41.11 1,119 24.28 26.52
600 - 690 17,231 35.78 4,289 24.89 38.26 1,757 40.97 41.64
500 - 590 14,250 29.59 1,840 12.91 16.42 1,045 56.79 24.77
400 - 490 6,446 13.38 437 6.78 3.90 273 62.47 6.47
below 400 1,407 2.92 35 2.49 0.31 25 71.43 0.59

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  600 665 633

 


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 7,548 15.67 4,491 59.50 40.07 914 20.35 21.66
1800 - 2090 19,471 40.43 4,644 23.85 41.43 2,018 43.45 47.83
1500 - 1790 14,273 29.64 1,682 11.78 15.01 1,024 60.88 24.27
1200 - 1490 5,837 12.12 380 6.51 3.39 255 67.11 6.04
below 1200 1,032 2.14 12 1.16 0.11 8 66.67 0.19

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1811 2001 1900


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 22,601 46.90 8,342 36.91 73.05 2,602 31.19 60.23
600 - 690 14,899 30.92 2,268 15.22 19.86 1,192 52.56 27.59
500 - 590 8,418 17.47 680 8.08 5.95 429 63.09 9.93
400 - 490 2,156 4.47 121 5.61 1.06 90 74.38 2.08
below 400 112 0.23 9 8.04 0.08 7 77.78 0.16

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  674 729 702


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 10,508 22.02 5,532 52.65 48.53 1,330 24.04 30.86
600 - 690 15,042 31.53 3,639 24.19 31.92 1,626 44.68 37.73
500 - 590 14,417 30.22 1,734 12.03 15.21 1,014 58.48 23.53
400 - 490 6,865 14.39 450 6.55 3.95 304 67.56 7.05
below 400 880 1.84 44 5.00 0.39 36 81.82 0.84

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  604 675 637

 

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 6,581 34.04 2,695 40.95 58.49 804 29.83 44.15
26 - 29 4,689 24.26 916 19.54 19.88 422 46.07 23.17
22 - 25 4,232 21.89 640 15.12 13.89 365 57.03 20.04
18 - 21 2,325 12.03 269 11.57 5.84 168 62.45 9.23
below 18 1,504 7.78 88 5.85 1.91 62 70.45 3.40

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 30 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 6,872 35.55 2,752 40.05 59.72 859 31.21 47.17
26 - 29 5,727 29.63 1,086 18.96 23.57 509 46.87 27.95
22 - 25 3,642 18.84 505 13.87 10.96 275 54.46 15.10
18 - 21 1,918 9.92 204 10.64 4.43 131 64.22 7.19
below 18 1,172 6.06 61 5.20 1.32 47 77.05 2.58

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 7,552 39.07 2,785 36.88 60.44 880 31.60 48.32
26 - 29 4,040 20.90 846 20.94 18.36 387 45.74 21.25
22 - 25 3,599 18.62 556 15.45 12.07 289 51.98 15.87
18 - 21 2,558 13.23 306 11.96 6.64 182 59.48 9.99
below 18 1,582 8.18 115 7.27 2.50 83 72.17 4.56

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 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 3,948 20.42 1,797 45.52 39.00 493 27.43 27.07
26 - 29 4,740 24.52 1,247 26.31 27.06 496 39.78 27.24
22 - 25 6,215 32.15 1,089 17.52 23.63 525 48.21 28.83
18 - 21 3,430 17.74 407 11.87 8.83 268 65.85 14.72
below 18 998 5.16 68 6.81 1.48 39 57.35 2.14

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 28 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 6,033 31.21 2,666 44.19 57.86 788 29.56 43.27
26 - 29 5,872 30.38 1,079 18.38 23.42 504 46.71 27.68
22 - 25 4,172 21.58 598 14.33 12.98 349 58.36 19.17
18 - 21 2,281 11.80 216 9.47 4.69 145 67.13 7.96
below 18 973 5.03 49 5.04 1.06 35 71.43 1.92

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 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 4,415 22.84 2,084 47.20 45.23 572 27.45 31.41
26 - 29 5,742 29.70 1,385 24.12 30.06 570 41.16 31.30
22 - 25 5,202 26.91 787 15.13 17.08 441 56.04 24.22
18 - 21 2,823 14.60 297 10.52 6.45 202 68.01 11.09
below 18 1,149 5.94 55 4.79 1.19 36 65.45 1.98

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 13,817 26.83 6,319 45.73 54.71 1,911 30.24 44.02
16 - 19 9,637 18.71 2,675 27.76 23.16 1,084 40.52 24.97
12 - 15 10,483 20.35 1,539 14.68 13.32 744 48.34 17.14
8 - 11 8,536 16.57 594 6.96 5.14 325 54.71 7.49
below 8 9,028 17.53 423 4.69 3.66 277 65.48 6.38

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  15 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 24,921 48.39 7,043 28.26 60.98 2,254 32.00 51.92
44 - 47 12,442 24.16 2,582 20.75 22.35 1,094 42.37 25.20
40 - 43 9,934 19.29 1,491 15.01 12.91 749 50.23 17.25
36 - 39 3,484 6.76 374 10.73 3.24 218 58.29 5.02
below 36 720 1.40 60 8.33 0.52 26 43.33 0.60

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 14,881 28.89 3,775 25.37 32.68 1,211 32.08 27.90
10 - 12 29,399 57.08 6,588 22.41 57.04 2,538 38.52 58.47
8 - 9 5,898 11.45 1,010 17.12 8.74 506 50.10 11.66
6 - 7 1,060 2.06 152 14.34 1.32 72 47.37 1.66
below 6 263 0.51 25 9.51 0.22 14 56.00 0.32

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12

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