Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 1998

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 1998. 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withdrawn*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 28,490 2,665 1,289 348 32,792
admits 9,688 922 220 - 10,830
           
% admitted 34.00 34.60 17.07 - 33.03
% of apps 86.88 8.13 3.93 1.06  

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 11,956 38.51   8,144 68.12 76.95
3.70 - 3.99 6,972 22.46   1,725 24.74 16.30
3.30 - 3.69 7,331 23.61   572 7.80 5.41
3.00 - 3.29 3,149 10.14   93 2.95 .88
below 3.00 1,638 5.28   49 2.99 .46

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.79 4.17


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 2,298 7.41   1,783 77.59 16.86
3.70 - 3.99 8,512 27.44   4,922 57.82 46.53
3.30 - 3.69 11,086 35.73   3,204 28.90 30.29
3.00 - 3.29 5,663 18.25   552 9.75 5.22
below 3.00 3,466 11.17   117 3.38 1.11

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.48 3.73

Standardized Test Scores


SAT II - Writing

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
700 - 800 2,866 10.00   2,391 83.43 23.09
600 - 690 7,743 27.02   4,477 57.82 43.24
500 - 590 10,008 34.92   2,664 26.62 25.73
400 - 490 6,518 22.74   749 11.49 7.24
below 400 1,522 5.31   72 4.73 .70

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  559 627


SAT II - Math Level I

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
700 - 800 2,258 10.35   1,448 64.13 22.32
600 - 690 7,798 35.74   3,132 40.16 48.27
500 - 590 7,559 34.64   1,461 19.33 22.52
400 - 490 3,748 17.18   417 11.13 6.43
below 400 458 2.10   30 6.55 .46

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  581 632


SAT II - Math Level II

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
700 - 800 3,393 35.32   2,690 79.28 50.22
600 - 690 4,002 41.66   2,083 52.05 38.88
500 - 590 1,969 20.50   550 27.93 10.27
400 - 490 238 2.48   34 14.29 .63
below 400 5 0.05   0 0 .00

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  659 691


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 7,279 25.60   4,350 59.76 42.13
600 - 690 8,919 31.36   4,099 45.96 39.70
500 - 590 7,718 27.14   1,496 19.38 14.49
400 - 490 4,008 14.09   349 8.71 3.38
below 400 515 1.81   31 6.02 .30

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  613 670


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
700 - 800 3,648 12.22   2,864 78.51 27.42
600 - 690 10,222 34.25   5,060 49.50 48.43
500 - 590 10,455 35.03   2,126 20.33 20.35
400 - 490 4,382 14.68   371 8.47 3.55
below 400 1,139 3.82   26 2.28 .25

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  582 647


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
700 - 800 6,609 22.14   4,465 67.56 42.74
600 - 690 11,978 40.13   4,381 36.58 41.94
500 - 590 8,017 26.86   1,333 16.63 12.76
400 - 490 2,753 9.22   253 9.19 2.42
below 400 489 1.64   15 3.07 .14

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  619 674


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
30 - 36 796 10.82   603 75.75 27.05
26 - 29 2,133 28.98   949 44.49 42.58
22 - 25 2,336 31.74   481 20.59 21.58
18 - 21 1,539 20.91   175 11.37 7.85
below 18 555 7.54   21 3.78 .94

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  24 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 4,523 14.58   3,262 72.12 30.84
16 - 19 4,809 15.50   2,808 58.39 26.55
12 - 15 6,265 20.20   2,512 40.10 23.75
8 - 11 6,327 20.40   1,374 21.72 12.99
below 8 9,094 29.32   621 6.83 5.87

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  12 17


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 6,899 22.24   3,435 49.79 32.48
44 - 47 7,111 22.93   2,976 41.85 28.14
40 - 43 9,136 29.45   2,904 31.79 27.46
36 - 39 5,806 18.72   1,083 18.65 10.24
below 36 2,066 6.66   179 8.66 1.69

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  43 46


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of semesters # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
12 and above 2,614 8.43   1,196 45.75 11.31
10 - 12 18,054 58.20   6,846 37.92 64.73
8 - 9 8,226 26.52   2,231 27.12 21.09
6 - 7 1,810 5.84   268 14.81 2.53
below 6 314 1.01   36 11.46 .34

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  10 11

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