Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2014

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 # applied % of all
applied
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enrolled
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 7 0.05% 4 57.14% 0.08% 3 75.00% 0.10% 3.26 3.28 3.19 86.00 98 96
African Languages 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% - - - - - -
Afro-American Studies 55 0.37% 32 58.18% 0.68% 20 62.50% 0.69% 3.14 3.30 3.20 94.00 99 98
American Indian Studies 11 0.07% 6 54.55% 0.13% 5 83.33% 0.17% 3.11 3.36 3.43 102.00 95 93
American Lit and Culture 39 0.26% 26 66.67% 0.55% 20 76.92% 0.69% 3.30 3.38 3.33 104.00 103 103
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 8 0.05% 4 50.00% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.32 3.42 3.14 111.00 105 105
Anthropology - B.A. 400 2.66% 263 65.75% 5.57% 196 74.52% 6.75% 3.39 3.54 3.49 102.00 104 105
Anthropology - B.S. 76 0.51% 16 21.05% 0.34% 12 75.00% 0.41% 3.24 3.49 3.44 105.00 112 111
Arabic 6 0.04% 3 50.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.55 3.75 3.82 99.00 100 98
Art History 124 0.82% 86 69.35% 1.82% 54 62.79% 1.86% 3.47 3.61 3.56 103.00 103 102
Asian American Studies 47 0.31% 20 42.55% 0.42% 13 65.00% 0.45% 3.20 3.35 3.36 101.00 101 99
Asian Humanities 16 0.11% 9 56.25% 0.19% 7 77.78% 0.24% 3.38 3.55 3.49 101.00 105 105
Asian Religions 7 0.05% 2 28.57% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.10 3.37 3.47 93.00 91 92
Asian Studies, Pre 76 0.51% 46 60.53% 0.97% 31 67.39% 1.07% 3.38 3.56 3.50 99.00 101 100
Astrophysics 45 0.30% 13 28.89% 0.28% 6 46.15% 0.21% 3.30 3.64 3.57 105.00 114 109
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 13 0.09% 4 30.77% 0.08% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.32 3.50 3.50 98.00 113 113
* Biochemistry 452 3.00% 122 26.99% 2.58% 63 51.64% 2.17% 3.46 3.77 3.75 105.00 113 113
* Biology 843 5.60% 145 17.20% 3.07% 77 53.10% 2.65% 3.33 3.72 3.72 102.00 112 112
Biophysics 15 0.10% 5 33.33% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.28 3.76 3.65 107.00 113 105
* Business Economics, Pre 2,004 13.32% 241 12.03% 5.10% 148 61.41% 5.09% 3.54 3.95 3.94 99.00 105 105

Letters and Science: C - E
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enrolled
Central and East European Lang/Cultures 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.79    n/a    n/a 92.00 n/a n/a
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
299 1.99% 114 38.13% 2.41% 54 47.37% 1.86% 3.40 3.69 3.66 107.00 111 111
Chemistry - Materials Science 28 0.19% 8 28.57% 0.17% 3 37.50% 0.10% 3.42 3.71 3.61 111.00 109 117
Chicana and Chicano Studies 63 0.42% 30 47.62% 0.64% 23 76.67% 0.79% 3.19 3.31 3.27 102.00 108 106
Chinese 45 0.30% 20 44.44% 0.42% 9 45.00% 0.31% 3.36 3.57 3.53 101.00 103 106
Classical Civilization 12 0.08% 6 50.00% 0.13% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.29 3.50 3.47 99.00 103 104
Cognitive Science, Pre 103 0.68% 40 38.83% 0.85% 22 55.00% 0.76% 3.44 3.71 3.65 107.00 111 113
* Communication Studies 952 6.33% 96 10.08% 2.03% 67 69.79% 2.31% 3.46 3.92 3.92 94.00 101 101
Comparative Literature 58 0.39% 35 60.34% 0.74% 27 77.14% 0.93% 3.44 3.55 3.50 102.00 103 104
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 6 0.04% 2 33.33% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.22 3.36 3.52 108.00 109 105
Earth and Environmental Sciences 26 0.17% 1 3.85% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.20 3.86    n/a 96.00 117 n/a
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 32 0.21% 5 15.63% 0.11% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.19 3.52 3.46 106.00 92 73
* Economics, Pre 1,219 8.10% 183 15.01% 3.87% 91 49.73% 3.13% 3.53 3.89 3.88 99.00 103 103
* English 595 3.95% 231 38.82% 4.89% 123 53.25% 4.23% 3.41 3.71 3.69 100.00 104 105
Environmental Science 93 0.62% 25 26.88% 0.53% 8 32.00% 0.28% 3.30 3.65 3.59 102.00 112 113
European Studies, Pre 12 0.08% 9 75.00% 0.19% 7 77.78% 0.24% 3.45 3.46 3.46 102.00 104 103
French 26 0.17% 18 69.23% 0.38% 13 72.22% 0.45% 3.40 3.57 3.53 99.00 100 102
French and Linguistics 9 0.06% 6 66.67% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.33 3.60 3.47 101.00 103 105

Letters and Science: F - I
major #
applied
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rate
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enrolled
Gender Studies 140 0.93% 89 63.57% 1.88% 64 71.91% 2.20% 3.32 3.48 3.42 100.00 103 101
Geography 75 0.50% 45 60.00% 0.95% 28 62.22% 0.96% 3.43 3.61 3.55 101.00 104 105
Geography - Environmental Studies 69 0.46% 38 55.07% 0.80% 22 57.89% 0.76% 3.51 3.69 3.66 101.00 104 102
Geology 38 0.25% 10 26.32% 0.21% 5 50.00% 0.17% 3.30 3.53 3.33 104.00 112 116
Geology/Engineering Geology 8 0.05% 2 25.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.32 3.75 3.75 112.00 102 102
Geology/Paleobiology 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.83 4.00 4.00 123.00 147 147
Geophysics and Space Physics 8 0.05% 3 37.50% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.47 3.71 3.53 118.00 121 109
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 8 0.05% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.25    n/a    n/a 99.00 n/a n/a
German 8 0.05% 7 87.50% 0.15% 2 28.57% 0.07% 3.54 3.51 3.57 96.00 97 99
Global Studies, Pre 146 0.97% 41 28.08% 0.87% 15 36.59% 0.52% 3.48 3.85 3.82 101.00 104 101
Greek 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 - - - - - -
Greek and Latin 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.98 3.98    n/a 114.00 114 n/a
* History, Pre 412 2.74% 267 64.81% 5.65% 208 77.90% 7.16% 3.45 3.62 3.60 100.00 104 103
Human Biology
and Society, Pre - B.A.
64 0.43% 3 4.69% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.44 3.93 3.95 102.00 104 103
Human Biology
and Society, Pre - B.S.
61 0.41% 3 4.92% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.37 3.85 3.85 106.00 124 121
Int'l Development Studies, Pre 183 1.22% 44 24.04% 0.93% 26 59.09% 0.89% 3.42 3.83 3.81 100.00 103 103
Iranian Studies 7 0.05% 5 71.43% 0.11% 5 100.00% 0.17% 3.42 3.56 3.56 89.00 101 101
Italian 10 0.07% 6 60.00% 0.13% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.32 3.38 3.21 109.00 108 108
Italian and Special Fields 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.99 3.25    n/a 102.00 90 n/a

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 79 0.53% 50 63.29% 1.06% 29 58.00% 1.00% 3.44 3.54 3.47 102.00 103 104
Jewish Studies 15 0.10% 8 53.33% 0.17% 4 50.00% 0.14% 3.29 3.56 3.41 102.00 103 102
Korean 15 0.10% 7 46.67% 0.15% 7 100.00% 0.24% 3.15 3.44 3.44 99.00 108 108
Latin 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.20 3.38 3.38 113.00 105 105
Latin American Studies, Pre 29 0.19% 18 62.07% 0.38% 12 66.67% 0.41% 3.31 3.50 3.42 104.00 108 108
Linguistics 133 0.88% 80 60.15% 1.69% 58 72.50% 2.00% 3.44 3.59 3.55 99.00 102 102
Linguistics - Anthropology 17 0.11% 9 52.94% 0.19% 6 66.67% 0.21% 3.38 3.52 3.46 92.00 101 102
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 27 0.18% 17 62.96% 0.36% 12 70.59% 0.41% 3.49 3.68 3.67 101.00 104 103
Linguistics and Computer Science 24 0.16% 10 41.67% 0.21% 5 50.00% 0.17% 3.43 3.58 3.51 96.00 105 108
Linguistics and English 11 0.07% 3 27.27% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.57 3.73 3.69 94.00 96 99
Linguistics and French 5 0.03% 2 40.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.21 3.61 3.61 84.00 91 91
Linguistics and Italian 6 0.04% 2 33.33% 0.04% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.17 3.70    n/a 108.00 112 n/a
Linguistics and Philosophy 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.35 3.78 3.78 99.00 94 94
Linguistics and Psychology 38 0.25% 18 47.37% 0.38% 16 88.89% 0.55% 3.47 3.59 3.58 97.00 103 104
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.53 3.44 3.55 102.00 107 97
Linguistics and Spanish 9 0.06% 4 44.44% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.14 3.39 3.35 96.00 100 98
Linguistics, Applied 16 0.11% 9 56.25% 0.19% 6 66.67% 0.21% 3.52 3.67 3.75 95.00 103 104

Letters and Science: M - N
major #
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admitted
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enrolled
Marine Biology 28 0.19% 1 3.57% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.07 3.88    n/a 99.00 133 n/a
Mathematics, Pre 174 1.16% 86 49.43% 1.82% 39 45.35% 1.34% 3.42 3.69 3.59 107.00 109 109
Mathematics, Applied, Pre 126 0.84% 56 44.44% 1.19% 27 48.21% 0.93% 3.45 3.69 3.62 103.00 110 110
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 33 0.22% 16 48.48% 0.34% 7 43.75% 0.24% 3.42 3.70 3.61 101.00 104 102
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.20    n/a    n/a 105.00 n/a n/a
Mathematics/Economics, Pre 193 1.28% 93 48.19% 1.97% 53 56.99% 1.82% 3.57 3.75 3.70 103.00 105 105
Mathematics, Financial Actuarial 145 0.96% 60 41.38% 1.27% 39 65.00% 1.34% 3.53 3.76 3.72 98.00 108 109
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 37 0.25% 15 40.54% 0.32% 9 60.00% 0.31% 3.39 3.73 3.66 103.00 108 111
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 18 0.12% 8 44.44% 0.17% 4 50.00% 0.14% 3.52 3.89 3.88 112.00 109 116
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
132 0.88% 42 31.82% 0.89% 30 71.43% 1.03% 3.41 3.79 3.77 109.00 114 115
Middle Eastern Studies 24 0.16% 11 45.83% 0.23% 7 63.64% 0.24% 3.20 3.33 3.17 102.00 104 105
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 150 1.00% 70 46.67% 1.48% 35 50.00% 1.20% 3.48 3.76 3.77 110.00 113 115
Music History 21 0.14% 13 61.90% 0.28% 9 69.23% 0.31% 3.59 3.73 3.68 104.00 105 105
Neuroscience 167 1.11% 58 34.73% 1.23% 36 62.07% 1.24% 3.39 3.71 3.70 107.00 114 111

Letters and Science: P - W
major #
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Philosophy 298 1.98% 184 61.74% 3.90% 102 55.43% 3.51% 3.42 3.57 3.52 101.00 103 102
Physics 175 1.16% 79 45.14% 1.67% 28 35.44% 0.96% 3.47 3.72 3.62 108.00 112 112
Physiological Science 128 0.85% 32 25.00% 0.68% 24 75.00% 0.83% 3.37 3.72 3.71 103.00 113 112
* Political Science, Pre 882 5.86% 334 37.87% 7.07% 180 53.89% 6.20% 3.42 3.75 3.70 100.00 104 103
Portuguese 6 0.04% 2 33.33% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.19 3.18 3.18 100.00 98 98
Psychobiology, Pre 123 0.82% 30 24.39% 0.64% 27 90.00% 0.93% 3.36 3.68 3.67 104.00 115 115
* Psychology, Pre 1,561 10.38% 330 21.14% 6.99% 226 68.48% 7.78% 3.42 3.83 3.80 98.00 103 102
Religion, Study of 21 0.14% 9 42.86% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.14% 3.32 3.60 3.47 104.00 110 105
Russian Language and Lit 7 0.05% 3 42.86% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.56 3.73 3.71 116.00 110 104
Russian Studies 2 0.01% 2 100.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.69 3.69 3.63 94.00 94 82
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.00    n/a    n/a 85.00 n/a n/a
* Sociology, Pre 878 5.84% 358 40.77% 7.58% 250 69.83% 8.61% 3.39 3.71 3.68 99.00 102 102
Spanish 69 0.46% 50 72.46% 1.06% 29 58.00% 1.00% 3.38 3.50 3.45 102.00 103 104
Spanish and Community and Culture 17 0.11% 10 58.82% 0.21% 4 40.00% 0.14% 3.26 3.33 3.25 102.00 104 112
Spanish and Linguistics 9 0.06% 7 77.78% 0.15% 4 57.14% 0.14% 3.57 3.58 3.34 100.00 106 105
Spanish and Portuguese 4 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.46 3.57 3.59 98.00 103 106
Statistics, Pre 110 0.73% 73 66.36% 1.55% 49 67.12% 1.69% 3.63 3.74 3.71 104.00 104 103

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Social Sciences 4 0.03% 4 100.00% 0.08% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.38 3.38 3.38 26.00 26 26
total 15,045 100.00% 4,723 31.39% 100.00% 2,905 61.51% 100.00% 3.44 3.69 3.65 100 105 105
School of the Arts and Architecture  
major # applied % of all
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admitted
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Architectural Studies 179 24.12% 27 15.08% 29.03% 14 51.85% 19.44% 3.29 3.70 3.67 130.00 104 101
Art 193 26.01% 24 12.44% 25.81% 21 87.50% 29.17% 3.30 3.54 3.55 125.00 113 114
Dance 21 2.83% 2 9.52% 2.15% 2 100.00% 2.78% 3.13 3.91 3.91 120.00 68 68
Design | Media Arts 176 23.72% 4 2.27% 4.30% 4 100.00% 5.56% 3.34 3.25 3.25 118.00 101 101
Ethnomusicology 37 4.99% 13 35.14% 13.98% 11 84.62% 15.28% 3.44 3.57 3.51 115.00 101 105
Music 101 13.61% 13 12.87% 13.98% 11 84.62% 15.28% 3.28 3.53 3.47 112.00 99 98
World Arts and Cultures 35 4.72% 10 28.57% 10.75% 9 90.00% 12.50% 3.19 3.53 3.49 94.00 84 81
total 742 100.00% 93 12.53% 100.00% 72 77.42% 100.00% 3.30 3.58 3.54 121 102 101
School of Engineering and Applied Science  
major # applied % of all
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admitted
admit
rate
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admitted
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
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admitted
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enrolled
Aerospace Engineering 98 3.75% 19 19.39% 5.54% 12 63.16% 7.36% 3.33 3.82 3.84 119.00 126 116
Bioengineering 157 6.00% 18 11.46% 5.25% 9 50.00% 5.52% 3.36 3.88 3.81 116.00 121 125
Chemical Engineering 282 10.78% 24 8.51% 7.00% 10 41.67% 6.13% 3.52 3.94 3.96 125.00 135 145
Civil Engineering 227 8.68% 31 13.66% 9.04% 12 38.71% 7.36% 3.38 3.87 3.82 118.00 119 123
Computer Science 641 24.50% 38 5.93% 11.08% 20 52.63% 12.27% 3.41 3.88 3.81 115.00 111 114
Computer Science and Engineering 304 11.62% 35 11.51% 10.20% 13 37.14% 7.98% 3.50 3.92 3.85 113.00 110 111
Electrical Engineering 381 14.56% 66 17.32% 19.24% 35 53.03% 21.47% 3.50 3.89 3.83 119.00 111 104
Materials Engineering 60 2.29% 7 11.67% 2.04% 3 42.86% 1.84% 3.43 3.81 3.72 114.00 117 100
Mechanical Engineering 466 17.81% 105 22.53% 30.61% 49 46.67% 30.06% 3.46 3.85 3.80 118.00 123 120
total 2,616 100.00% 343 13.11% 100.00% 163 47.52% 100.00% 3.45 3.87 3.83 117 118 116
School of Nursing  
major # applied % of all
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Nursing 150 100.00% 11 7.33% 100.00% 10 90.91% 100.00% 3.34 3.75 3.79 128.00 117 118
School of Theater, Film, and Television  
major # applied % of all
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admitted
admit
rate
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Film and Television 585 73.40% 18 3.08% 64.29% 12 66.67% 63.16% 3.37 3.76 3.75 113.00 92 90
Theater 212 26.60% 10 4.72% 35.71% 7 70.00% 36.84% 3.29 3.54 3.50 119.00 98 99
total 797 100.00% 28 3.51% 100.00% 19 67.86% 100.00% 3.35 3.68 3.66 114 94 94