Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2020

Please note:

  • One critical element we are not able to quantify here is the completion of major preparation requirements. Click in the major name below to see the courses you should pursue towards a specific major.
  • An asterisk [*] next to a major name below indicates that the number of applications to this major greatly exceeds the space available. In most cases, this means that both the GPAs and completion of preparatory coursework from successful applicants tend to exceed the overall average.

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College of Letters and Science

Letters and Science: A - B
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
African American Studies 72 29% 3.25 3.62
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 1 0%
American Indian Studies 15 40% 3.31 3.46
American Literature and Culture 64 45% 3.48 3.73
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 4 0%
Anthropology - B.A. 383 50% 3.60 3.89
Anthropology - B.S. 93 35% 3.46 3.81
Applied Linguistics 44 57% 3.56 3.81
Applied Mathematics, Pre 255 43% 3.78 3.98
Arabic 4 0%
Art History 149 59% 3.55 3.90
Asian American Studies 38 37% 3.50 3.70
Asian Humanities 67 30% 3.57 3.87
Asian Languages and Linguistics 30 37% 3.36 3.78
Asian Religions 3 33% 3.66 3.66
Asian Studies, Pre 86 38% 3.69 3.94
Astrophysics 67 24% 3.81 3.96
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 8 0%
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/Maths 1 0%
* Biochemistry 382 37% 3.73 3.96
* Biology 956 21% 3.76 3.97
Biophysics 14 0%
* Business Economics, Pre 2,077 12% 3.85 4.00

Letters and Science: C - E
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Central and East European Languages and Cultures 1 100% 3.41 3.41
Chemistry 293 30% 3.72 3.95
Chemistry/Materials Science 23 9% 3.85 4.00
Chicana & Chicano Studies 86 41% 3.25 3.80
Chinese 54 33% 3.58 3.88
Classical Civilization 12 42% 3.49 3.79
Climate Sciences 1 0%
Cognitive Science, Pre 206 37% 3.74 3.94
* Communication 1,189 9% 3.95 4.00
Comparative Literature 53 53% 3.57 3.88
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 14 36% 3.51 3.62
Data Theory, Pre 114 54% 3.70 4.00
Earth and Environmental Science 37 27% 3.70 3.96
* Economics, Pre 1,271 17% 3.83 4.00
* Ecology, Behavior and Evolution 82 16% 3.59 3.93
Engineering Geology 6 17% 3.39 3.39
English 735 43% 3.68 3.93
Environmental Science 145 18% 3.50 3.84
European Studies, Pre 5 20% 4.00 4.00

Letters and Science: F - I
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
* Financial Actuarial Mathematics, Pre 140 37% 3.87 4.00
French 18 61% 3.52 3.95
French and Linguistics 7 43% 3.13 3.52
Gender Studies 183 44% 3.53 3.86
Geography 102 59% 3.47 3.86
Geography/Environmental Studies 53 57% 3.53 3.97
Geology 19 26% 3.71 3.80
Geophysics 7 71% 3.71 3.89
German 7 29% 3.63 4.00
* Global Studies, Pre 210 31% 3.77 3.98
Greek and Latin 3 33% 3.65 3.65
History, Pre 554 53% 3.62 3.93
* Human Biology and Society - B.A., Pre 74 18% 3.73 3.96
* Human Biology and Society - B.S., Pre 136 17% 3.73 3.88
* International Development Studies, Pre 105 28% 3.58 3.89
Iranian Studies 5 20% 3.47 3.47
Italian 4 25% 3.50 3.50

Letters and Science: J - L
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Japanese 91 51% 3.54 3.92
Jewish Studies 7 29% 3.45 4.00
Korean 20 40% 3.78 3.88
Labor Studies 25 32% 3.38 3.88
Latin American Studies, Pre 16 19% 3.74 3.89
Linguistics 103 48% 3.62 3.91
Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures 142 19% 3.72 3.97
Linguistics and Computer Science 82 28% 3.60 3.93
Linguistics and English 17 29% 3.66 3.91
Linguistics and French 5 40% 3.11 4.00
Linguistics and Italian 1 100% 3.20 3.20
Linguistics and Philosophy 29 28% 3.41 3.87
Linguistics and Psychology 85 40% 3.50 3.89
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 1 100% 3.10 3.10
Linguistics and Spanish 9 56% 3.56 3.78
Linguistics and Anthropology 46 28% 3.62 3.81

Letters and Science: M - N
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
* Marine Biology 51 10% 3.81 3.89
Mathematics, Pre 282 36% 3.81 4.00
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 51 33% 3.64 3.87
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 96 45% 3.77 3.96
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 22 41% 3.51 3.85
* Mathematics/Economics, Pre 168 37% 3.85 3.98
* Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics 216 27% 3.75 4.00
Middle Eastern Studies 10 60% 3.50 3.82
* Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 216 38% 3.76 3.94
* Neuroscience 199 22% 3.72 3.96
Nordic Studies 3 0%

Letters and Science: P - Z
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Philosophy 354 54% 3.54 3.86
Physics 204 32% 3.77 3.95
* Physiological Science 140 29% 3.70 3.89
* Political Science, Pre 1,377 39% 3.72 3.97
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies 2 50% 3.55 3.55
* Psychobiology, Pre 174 31% 3.70 3.94
* Psychology, Pre 2,243 19% 3.77 4.00
Public Affairs, Pre 128 31% 3.49 3.84
Russian Language and Literature 1 0%
Russian Studies 4 0%
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 2 0%
* Sociology, Pre 1,658 38% 3.70 3.93
Spanish 74 42% 3.37 3.82
Spanish and Community and Culture 40 53% 3.44 3.70
Spanish and Linguistics 19 58% 3.59 3.91
Spanish and Portuguese 3 67% 3.40 3.56
* Statistics, Pre 298 36% 3.89 4.00
Study of Religion 16 44% 3.57 3.72
School of the Arts and Architecture
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Architectural Studies 245 14% 3.60 3.95
Art 305 8% 3.33 3.67
Dance 47 6% 3.00 3.68
Design | Media Arts 308 6% 3.55 3.85
World Arts and Cultures 27 33% 3.62 3.84
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Aerospace Engineering 211 9% 3.87 3.98
Bioengineering 137 14% 3.77 4.00
Chemical Engineering 181 28% 3.82 4.00
Civil Engineering 250 22% 3.75 3.92
Computer Engineering 186 3% 3.91 4.00
Computer Science 1,700 4% 3.93 4.00
Computer Science and Engineering 359 7% 3.95 4.00
Electrical Engineering 370 30% 3.79 4.00
Materials Engineering 40 35% 3.68 3.92
Mechanical Engineering 544 14% 3.83 4.00
School of Music
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Ethnomusicology 15 67% 3.74 4.00
Global Jazz Studies 23 26% 3.54 3.82
Music 61 3% 3.15 3.50
Music Composition 34 3% 4.00 4.00
Music Education 28 11% 3.20 3.85
Music Performance 3 100% 3.35 4.00
Musicology 21 33% 3.59 3.75
School of Nursing
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Nursing-Gen/Prelicensure 239 5% 3.63 3.87
School of Theater, Film and Television
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Film and Television 839 2% 3.80 3.94
Theater 284 3% 3.75 3.88