Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2002

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 2002. 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out-of- state international withdrawn* total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 36,660 4,567 1,651 565 43,443
admits 9,401 833 221 - 10,455
enrolled 3,973 213 71 - 4,257
           
% admitted 25.64 18.24 13.39 - 24.07
% admits
enrolled
42.26 25.57 32.13 - 40.72
% of total
applicants
84.39 10.51 3.80 1.30 100.00

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 17,297 42.02   8,398 48.55 82.12   2,966 35.32 70.91
3.70 - 3.99 8,990 21.84   1,228 13.66 12.01   748 60.91 17.88
3.30 - 3.69 8,920 21.67   456 5.11 4.46   340 74.56 8.13
3.00 - 3.29 3,638 8.84   83 2.28 .81   70 84.34 1.67
below 3.00 2,316 5.63   62 2.68 .61   59 95.16 1.41

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.82 4.23 4.11


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 3,501 8.51   2,161 61.73 21.13   524 24.25 12.53
3.70 - 3.99 11,712 28.45   4,995 42.65 48.84   1,802 36.08 43.08
3.30 - 3.69 14,322 34.80   2,617 18.27 25.59   1,500 57.32 35.86
3.00 - 3.29 7,052 17.13   349 4.95 3.41   259 74.21 6.19
below 3.00 4,574 11.11   105 2.30 1.03   98 93.33 2.34

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.49 3.77 3.68


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 7,495 19.32   4,432 59.13 43.79   1,236 27.89 29.66
600 - 690 12,260 31.61   3,291 26.84 32.52   1,506 45.76 36.14
500 - 590 11,823 30.48   1,696 14.34 16.76   973 57.37 23.35
400 - 490 6,233 16.07   674 10.81 6.66   429 63.65 10.30
below 400 980 2.53   27 2.76 .27   23 85.19 .55

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  596 662 631


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 4,905 16.90   2,342 47.75 37.36   870 37.15 28.94
600 - 690 10,273 35.39   2,288 22.27 36.50   1,135 49.61 37.76
500 - 590 8,538 29.41   1,140 13.35 18.18   677 59.39 22.52
400 - 490 4,600 15.85   487 10.59 7.77   315 64.68 10.48
below 400 715 2.46   12 1.68 .19   9 75.00 .30

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  592 646 627


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 6,069 40.74   3,664 60.37 62.53   944 25.76 47.82
600 - 690 5,104 34.26   1,541 30.19 26.30   676 43.87 34.25
500 - 590 3,163 21.23   576 18.21 9.83   311 53.99 15.75
400 - 490 537 3.60   79 14.71 1.35   43 54.43 2.18
below 400 23 0.15   0 .00 .00   0 .00 .00

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  663 707 679


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
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 11,476 29.64   5,280 46.01 52.23   1,631 30.89 39.22
600 - 690 11,721 30.27   3,095 26.41 30.62   1,450 46.85 34.86
500 - 590 9,546 24.65   1,244 13.03 12.31   737 59.24 17.72
400 - 490 5,111 13.20   442 8.65 4.37   305 69.00 7.33
below 400 869 2.24   48 5.52 .47   36 75.00 .87

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  621 682 654


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 5,182 13.07   3,178 61.33 31.35   745 23.44 17.87
600 - 690 13,553 34.17   4,241 31.29 41.84   1,810 42.68 43.43
500 - 590 13,017 32.82   1,892 14.53 18.67   1,082 57.19 25.96
400 - 490 6,259 15.78   776 12.40 7.66   499 64.30 11.97
below 400 1,650 4.16   49 2.97 .48   32 65.31 .77

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  581 642 611


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 9,794 24.69   5,038 51.44 49.70   1,535 30.47 36.83
600 - 690 15,368 38.75   3,354 21.82 33.09   1,572 46.87 37.72
500 - 590 10,084 25.43   1,370 13.59 13.52   823 60.07 19.75
400 - 490 3,639 9.18   371 10.20 3.66   235 63.34 5.64
below 400 776 1.96   3 .39 .03   3 100.00 .07

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  621 678 652


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 - 36 1,481 14.43   751 50.71 32.44   239 31.82 21.81
26 - 29 3,065 29.87   701 22.87 30.28   341 48.64 31.11
22 - 25 2,990 29.14   503 16.82 21.73   295 58.65 26.92
18 - 21 1,838 17.91   308 16.82 13.30   188 61.04 17.15
below 18 886 8.64   52 5.87 2.25   33 63.46 3.01

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  24 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 8,343 20.27   4,231 50.71 41.37   1,381 32.64 33.01
16 - 19 6,914 16.80   2,705 39.12 26.45   1,105 40.85 26.42
12 - 15 8,391 20.39   1,962 23.38 19.18   928 47.30 22.18
8 - 11 7,567 18.38   852 11.26 8.33   461 54.11 11.02
below 8 9,946 24.16   477 4.80 4.66   308 64.57 7.36

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  13 18 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, 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
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
48 and above 12,568 30.53   4,290 34.13 41.95   1,430 33.33 34.19
44 - 47 9,772 23.74   2,721 27.84 26.61   1,148 42.19 27.44
40 - 43 10,711 26.02   2,265 21.15 22.15   1,095 48.34 26.18
36 - 39 6,182 15.02   830 13.43 8.12   439 52.89 10.49
below 36 1,928 4.68   121 6.28 1.18   71 58.68 1.70

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  45 47 46


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicant
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
12 and above 4,904 11.91   1,528 31.16 14.94   507 33.18 12.12
10 - 12 23,617 57.38   6,494 27.50 63.50   2,582 39.76 61.73
8 - 9 9,828 23.88   1,903 19.36 18.61   943 49.55 22.54
6 - 7 2,332 5.67   258 11.06 2.52   131 50.78 3.13
below 6 480 1.17   44 9.17 .43   20 45.45 .48

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  10 11 11

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