Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2003

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 2003. 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out-of- state international withdrawn* total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 38,522 4,226 1,570 676 44,994
admits 9,475 841 265 - 10,581
enrolled 3,990 201 78 - 4,269
           
admit rate 24.60 19.90 16.88 - 23.52
enroll rate 42.11 23.90 29.43 - 40.35
% of total
applicants
85.62 9.39 3.49 1.50 100.00

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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
4.00 and above 17,839 41.80   8,557 47.97 83.05   3,048 35.62 72.81
3.70 - 3.99 9,465 22.18   1,262 13.33 12.25   780 61.81 18.63
3.30 - 3.69 9,300 21.79   376 4.04 3.65   264 70.21 6.31
3.00 - 3.29 3,855 9.03   72 1.87 .70   61 84.72 1.46
below 3.00 2,222 5.21   37 1.67 .36   33 89.19 .79

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.82 4.24 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
4.00 3,437 8.05   2,161 62.87 20.97   543 25.13 12.97
3.70 - 3.99 12,391 29.03   5,211 42.05 50.57   1,932 37.08 46.15
3.30 - 3.69 15,214 35.65   2,545 16.73 24.70   1,405 55.21 33.56
3.00 - 3.29 7,250 16.99   320 4.41 3.11   248 77.50 5.92
below 3.00 4,389 10.28   67 1.53 .65   58 86.57 1.39

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.50 3.78 3.70

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 7,660 18.88   4,611 60.20 45.06   1,364 29.58 32.66
600 - 690 12,810 31.58   3,422 26.71 33.44   1,531 44.74 36.66
500 - 590 12,175 30.01   1,591 13.07 15.55   890 55.94 21.31
400 - 490 6,832 16.84   600 8.78 5.86   382 63.67 9.15
below 400 1,092 2.69   9 .82 .09   9 100.00 .22

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  593 667 639


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 5,117 16.92   2,368 46.28 38.24   893 37.71 30.27
600 - 690 10,935 36.15   2,275 20.80 36.73   1,112 48.88 37.69
500 - 590 8,557 28.29   1,087 12.70 17.55   643 59.15 21.80
400 - 490 4,757 15.73   441 9.27 7.12   286 64.85 9.69
below 400 880 2.91   22 2.50 .36   16 72.73 .54

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  593 650 632


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 6,481 40.02   3,954 61.01 63.06   1,128 28.53 52.39
600 - 690 5,670 35.01   1,629 28.73 25.98   674 41.38 31.31
500 - 590 3,459 21.36   619 17.90 9.87   316 51.05 14.68
400 - 490 560 3.46   68 12.14 1.09   35 51.47 1.63
below 400 25 0.15   0 .00 .00   0 .00 .00

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  664 710 689


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
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 12,880 31.79   5,772 44.81 56.43   1,909 45.75
600 - 690 11,957 29.51   2,903 24.28 28.38   1,319 31.61
500 - 590 9,864 24.34   1,094 11.09 10.69   643 15.41
400 - 490 5,016 12.38   422 8.41 4.13   272 6.52
below 400 802 1.98   38 4.74 .37   78.95 .72

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  627 690 666


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 5,673 13.80   3,462 61.03 33.87   858 24.78 20.59
600 - 690 13,947 33.92   4,177 29.95 40.87   1,793 42.93 43.03
500 - 590 13,446 32.70   1,919 14.27 18.77   1,103 57.48 26.47
400 - 490 6,420 15.61   644 10.03 6.30   398 61.80 9.55
below 400 1,629 3.96   19 1.17 .19   15 78.95 .36

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  583 650 620


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 9,880 24.03   5,164 52.27 50.52   1,606 31.10 38.54
600 - 690 16,138 39.25   3,368 20.87 32.95   1,540 45.72 36.96
500 - 590 10,268 24.97   1,369 13.33 13.39   803 58.66 19.27
400 - 490 3,953 9.61   311 7.87 3.04   214 68.81 5.14
below 400 876 2.13   9 1.03 .09   4 44.44 .10

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  620 682 657


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 - 36 1,883 15.47   967 51.35 35.63   298 30.82 23.65
26 - 29 3,633 29.84   777 21.39 28.63   401 51.61 31.83
22 - 25 3,362 27.62   632 18.80 23.29   355 56.17 28.17
18 - 21 2,215 18.19   305 13.77 11.24   183 60.00 14.52
below 18 1,081 8.88   33 3.05 1.22   23 69.70 1.83

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 27 26

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
20 and above 8,887 20.82   4,477 50.38 43.45   1,461 32.63 34.90
16 - 19 7,230 16.94   2,709 37.47 26.29   1,075 39.68 25.68
12 - 15 8,810 20.64   1,949 22.12 18.91   996 51.10 23.79
8 - 11 7,856 18.41   774 9.85 7.51   406 52.45 9.70
below 8 9,898 23.19   395 3.99 3.83   248 62.78 5.92

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  13 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
48 and above 15,958 37.39   5,263 32.98 51.08   1,756 33.36 41.95
44 - 47 11,148 26.12   2,761 24.77 26.80   1,225 44.37 29.26
40 - 43 10,183 23.86   1,747 17.16 16.95   887 50.77 21.19
36 - 39 4,277 10.02   454 10.61 4.41   278 61.23 6.64
below 36 1,115 2.61   79 7.09 .77   40 50.63 .96

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  46 48 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
12 and above 7,238 16.96   2,050 28.32 19.90   670 32.68 16.01
10 - 12 25,717 60.25   6,679 25.97 64.82   2,695 40.35 64.38
8 - 9 7,825 18.33   1,390 17.76 13.49   715 51.44 17.08
6 - 7 1,493 3.50   153 10.25 1.48   93 60.78 2.22
below 6 408 0.96   32 7.84 .31   13 40.63 .31

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  11 11 11


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