Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 1999

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 1999. 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withdrawn*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 30,396 3,470 1,420 393 35,679
admits 9,310 785 199 - 10,294
           
% admitted 30.63 22.62 14.01 - 28.85
% of apps 85.19 9.73 3.98 1.10  

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration. This is usually done when an applicant


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 14,111 41.76   8,267 58.59 82.16
3.70 - 3.99 7,499 22.19   1,237 16.50 12.29
3.30 - 3.69 7,459 22.08   424 5.68 4.21
3.00 - 3.29 2,979 8.82   89 2.99 .88
below 3.00 1,740 5.15   45 2.59 .45

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  3.83 4.23


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 2,751 8.14   2,113 76.81 21.00
3.70 - 3.99 9,430 27.92   5,054 53.59 50.24
3.30 - 3.69 12,069 35.73   2,449 20.29 24.34
3.00 - 3.29 6,008 17.79   358 5.96 3.56
below 3.00 3,522 10.43   86 2.44 .86

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 5,225 16.99   3,706 70.93 37.69
600 - 690 9,160 29.78   3,596 39.26 36.57
500 - 590 10,100 32.84   1,899 18.80 19.31
400 - 490 5,526 17.97   604 10.93 6.14
below 400 744 2.42   28 3.76 .29

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  586 653


SAT II - Math Level I

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 3,236 13.77   1,821 56.27 29.51
600 - 690 8,377 35.65   2,684 32.04 43.50
500 - 590 7,620 32.43   1,247 16.36 20.21
400 - 490 3,788 16.12   381 10.06 6.17
below 400 476 2.03   37 7.77 .60

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  588 640

SAT II - Math Level II

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 6,056 40.91   3,661 71.94 57.73
600 - 690 5,072 34.27   1,538 42.69 30.28
500 - 590 3,122 21.09   565 24.10 11.13
400 - 490 531 3.59   82 18.41 .79
below 400 21 0.14   0 .00 .00

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  665 701


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 8,224 26.91   4,465 54.29 45.50
600 - 690 9,211 30.14   3,445 37.40 35.11
500 - 590 8,095 26.49   1,441 17.80 14.68
400 - 490 4,362 14.28   422 9.67 4.30
below 400 664 2.17   40 6.02 .41

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  614 671


SAT I - Verbal

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 4,452 13.84   3,071 68.98 30.92
600 - 690 11,275 35.05   4,408 39.10 44.38
500 - 590 10,885 33.84   1,972 18.12 19.85
400 - 490 4,422 13.75   466 10.54 4.69
below 400 1,136 3.53   15 1.32 .15

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  588 649


SAT I - Math

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
700 - 800 7,742 24.07   4,599 59.40 46.30
600 - 690 12,730 39.57   3,789 29.76 38.15
500 - 590 8,167 25.39   1,231 15.07 12.40
400 - 490 2,970 9.23   297 10.00 2.99
below 400 561 1.74   16 2.85 .16

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  622 677


ACT Assessment

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
30 - 36 953 11.81   638 66.95 28.21
26 - 29 2,487 30.82   867 34.86 38.33
22 - 25 2,548 31.58   511 20.05 22.59
18 - 21 1,522 18.86   212 13.93 9.37
below 18 559 6.93   34 6.08 1.50

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 6,597 19.53   3,712 56.27 36.90
16 - 19 5,510 16.31   2,485 45.10 24.70
12 - 15 6,653 19.70   2,124 31.93 21.11
8 - 11 6,269 18.56   1,175 18.74 11.68
below 8 8,751 25.91   564 6.44 5.61

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  13 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 7,979 23.62   3,304 41.41 32.84
44 - 47 8,263 24.46   2,892 35.00 28.75
40 - 43 9,756 28.88   2,677 27.44 26.61
36 - 39 5,692 16.85   1,000 17.57 9.94
below 36 2,090 6.19   187 8.95 1.86

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  44 46


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of semesters # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit rate % of all
admits
12 and above 2,780 8.23   1,067 38.38 10.61
10 - 12 19,766 58.51   6,515 32.96 64.76
8 - 9 8,848 26.19   2,141 24.20 21.28
6 - 7 2,002 5.93   299 14.94 2.97
below 6 384 1.14   38 9.90 .38

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits
  10 10

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