Profile of Admitted Freshmen*
Fall 2001

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 2001. 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withdrawn*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 33,986 4,523 1,684 544 40,737
admits 9,865 844 244 - 10,953
           
% admitted 29.03 18.66 14.49 - 26.89
% of apps 84.43 11.10 4.13 1.34  

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 15,939 41.45   8,715 54.68 81.44
3.70 - 3.99 8,527 22.17   1,408 16.51 13.16
3.30 - 3.69 8,420 21.90   451 5.36 4.21
3.00 - 3.29 3,439 8.94   75 2.18 .70
below 3.00 2,131 5.54   52 2.44 .49

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.82 4.22


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 3,232 8.40   2,242 69.37 20.95
3.70 - 3.99 10,881 28.29   5,160 47.42 48.22
3.30 - 3.69 13,632 35.45   2,806 20.58 26.22
3.00 - 3.29 6,571 17.09   404 6.15 3.78
below 3.00 4,140 10.77   89 2.15 .83

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.49 3.77

Standardized Test Scores


SAT II - Writing

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 6,628 18.29   4,280 64.57 40.42
600 - 690 11,294 31.16   3,775 33.42 35.65
500 - 590 11,269 31.09   1,859 16.50 17.56
400 - 490 6,055 16.71   645 10.65 6.09
below 400 998 2.75   29 2.91 .28

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  592 658


SAT II - Math Level I

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 4,310 15.85   2,239 51.95 34.09
600 - 690 9,418 34.64   2,594 27.54 39.50
500 - 590 8,721 32.08   1,307 14.99 19.90
400 - 490 4,140 15.23   405 9.78 6.17
below 400 600 2.21   22 3.67 .34

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  591 644


SAT II - Math Level II

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 5,803 42.29   3,576 61.52 59.81
600 - 690 4,897 35.69   1,739 35.51 29.08
500 - 590 2,620 19.09   611 23.32 10.22
400 - 490 384 2.80   52 13.54 .87
below 400 18 0.13   1 5.56 .02

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  669 704


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 10,405 28.83%   5,244 50.40 49.66
600 - 690 11,020 30.53%   3,494 31.71 33.08
500 - 590 9,174 25.42%   1,350 14.72 12.78
400 - 490 4,719 13.07%   433 9.18 4.10
below 400 778 2.16%   40 5.14 .38

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  619 678


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 5,157 13.90   3,331 64.59 31.50
600 - 690 12,966 34.95   4,532 34.95 42.85
500 - 590 12,245 33.00   2,080 16.99 19.67
400 - 490 5,392 14.53   607 11.26 5.74
below 400 1,342 3.62   26 1.94 .24

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  586 647


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 9,276 25.00   5,014 54.05 47.41
600 - 690 14,685 39.58   3,888 26.48 36.76
500 - 590 9,362 25.23   1,392 14.87 13.16
400 - 490 3,168 8.54   264 8.33 2.50
below 400 611 1.65   18 2.95 .17

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  624 679


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
30 - 36 1,440 15.01   820 56.39 33.35
26 - 29 2,917 30.40   821 27.80 33.30
22 - 25 2,763 28.80   520 18.57 21.07
18 - 21 1,698 17.70   264 15.55 10.84
below 18 776 8.09   35 4.51 1.44

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 7,305 19.00   4,016 54.98 37.53
16 - 19 6,328 16.46   2,835 44.80 26.49
12 - 15 7,748 20.15   2,320 29.94 21.68
8 - 11 7,310 19.01   1,053 14.40 9.84
below 8 9,765 25.39   477 4.88 4.46

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  13 18


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 11,649 30.29   4,346 37.31 40.61
44 - 47 9,110 23.69   2,928 32.14 27.36
40 - 43 10,068 26.18   2,431 24.15 22.72
36 - 39 5,925 15.41   884 14.92 8.26
below 36 1,704 4.43   112 6.57 1.05

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  45 47


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
12 and above 4,135 10.75   1,412 34.15 13.19
10 - 12 21,757 56.58   6,608 30.37 61.75
8 - 9 9,843 25.60   2,320 23.57 21.68
6 - 7 2,317 6.03   328 14.16 3.07
below 6 404 1.05   33 8.17 .31

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  10 11

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