Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2019

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
Enroll
Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
African American Studies 70 39% 67% 3.34 3.74
African and Middle Eastern Studies, Pre 3 33% 100% 3.82 3.82
American Indian Studies 20 50% 70% 3.47 3.63
American Literature and Culture 75 52% 72% 3.50 3.88
Ancient Near East and Egyptology 4 50% 0% 3.32 3.50
Anthropology - B.A. 410 45% 55% 3.66 3.91
Anthropology - B.S. 89 22% 75% 3.52 3.80
Applied Linguistics 15 40% 100% 3.29 3.94
Applied Mathematics, Pre 272 34% 58% 3.82 3.97
Arabic 6 50% 33% 3.41 4.00
Art History 132 46% 67% 3.53 3.87
Asian American Studies 56 29% 44% 3.62 3.82
Asian Humanities 99 25% 60% 3.60 3.90
Asian Languages and Linguistics 31 23% 86% 3.73 4.00
Asian Religions 8 13% 100% 3.83 3.83
Asian Studies, Pre 115 24% 64% 3.65 3.88
Astrophysics 47 19% 33% 3.90 4.00
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 7 0%
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences/Maths 4 25% 100% 3.61 3.61
* Biochemistry 404 30% 53% 3.80 3.96
* Biology 1,008 16% 57% 3.78 3.94
Biophysics 7 0%
*Business Economics, Pre 2062 9% 51% 3.90 4.00

Letters and Science: C - E
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Central and East European Languages and Cultures 2 0%
Chemistry 269 23% 60% 3.81 3.96
Chemistry/Materials Science 28 11% 67% 3.60 4.00
Chicana & Chicano Studies 98 43% 48% 3.38 3.71
Chinese 66 12% 75% 3.56 3.87
Classical Civilization 20 40% 38% 3.62 3.89
Climate Sciences 4 0%
Cognitive Science, Pre 212 27% 56% 3.71 3.91
*Communication 1049 11% 78% 3.91 4.0
Comparative Literature 68 43% 45% 3.45 3.79
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 13 15% 100% 3.71 3.91
Earth and Environmental Science 37 5% 100% 3.69 3.91
* Ecology, Behavior and Evolution 45 11% 40% 3.64 3.89
*Economics, Pre 1328 12% 58% 3.89 4.00
Engineering Geology 7 0%
* English 639 37% 55% 3.69 3.90
Environmental Science 121 23% 43% 3.64 3.90
European Studies, Pre 8 13% 100% 3.38 3.38

Letters and Science: F - I
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
French 27 33% 44% 3.37 3.67
French and Linguistics 6 50% 67% 3.36 3.70
Gender Studies 226 39% 66% 3.53 3.86
Geography 106 53% 54% 3.53 3.91
Geography/Environmental Studies 56 32% 67% 3.51 3.79
Geology 36 11% 75% 3.64 3.91
Geophysics 5 20% 100% 3.55 3.55
German 5 40% 50% 3.51 3.98
*Global Studies, Pre 171 37% 54% 3.77 3.98
Greek and Latin 2 0%
*History, Pre 520 51% 70% 3.62 3.93
*Human Biology and Society - B.A., Pre 49 20% 70% 3.83 3.92
*Human Biology and Society - B.S., Pre 66 21% 36% 3.75 3.93
*International Development Studies, Pre 112 29% 63% 3.79 3.97
Iranian Studies 9 11% 100% 3.21 3.21
Italian 5 50% 100% 3.50 3.70
Italian and Special Fields 2 50% 100% 3.24 3.24

Letters and Science: J - L
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Japanese 91 48% 66% 3.62 3.86
Jewish Studies 9 56% 40% 3.58 3.78
Korean 23 35% 75% 3.74 3.91
Latin 2 50% 100% 3.28 3.28
Latin American Studies, Pre 16 25% 100% 3.32 3.70
Linguistics 178 34% 68% 3.64 3.91
Linguistics and Asian Languages and Cultures 67 21% 64% 3.72 3.92
Linguistics and Computer Science 71 35% 52% 3.73 3.89
Linguistics and English 10 60% 83% 3.60 3.92
Linguistics and French 4 50% 50% 3.60 3.87
Linguistics and Italian 1 0%
Linguistics and Philosophy 11 18% 100% 3.53 3.78
Linguistics and Psychology 54 56% 90% 3.51 3.89
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 1 100% 100% 3.88 3.88
Linguistics and Spanish 10 50% 60% 3.68 4.00
Linguistics and Anthropology 11 27% 67% 3.25 3.87

Letters and Science: M - N
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
* Marine Biology 47 6% 33% 3.72 3.90
Mathematics for Teaching, Pre 58 22% 23% 3.82 4.00
Mathematics of Computation, Pre 76 46% 34% 3.78 4.00
Mathematics, Pre 267 26% 50% 3.80 4.00
Mathematics/Applied Science, Pre 29 28% 75% 3.71 4.00
*Mathematics/Economics, Pre 172 37% 63% 3.86 4.00
*Mathematics/Financial Actuarial, Pre 151 32% 67% 3.90 4.00
* Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Pre 109 31% 62% 3.74 3.93
Middle Eastern Studies 15 20% 33% 3.42 3.94
* Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 236 30% 58% 3.81 3.95
* Neuroscience 195 21% 75% 3.67 3.92
Nordic Studies 2 50% 100% 3.52 3.52

Letters and Science: P - Z
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Philosophy 398 46% 61% 3.65 3.92
Physics 207 26% 44% 3.81 3.97
Physiological Science 113 27% 83% 3.66 3.91
* Political Science, Pre 1291 33% 62% 3.78 4.00
Portuguese 3 0%
* Psychobiology, Pre 156 24% 82% 3.71 3.93
* Psychology, Pre 1914 19% 80% 3.79 4.00
Public Affairs, Pre 87 25% 59% 3.59 3.86
Russian Language and Literature 3 67% 100% 3.46 3.51
Russian Studies 3 33% 100% 3.55 3.55
Scandinavian Languages and Cultures 1 0%
* Sociology, Pre 1393 36% 67% 3.72 3.94
Spanish 78 44% 53% 3.52 3.88
Spanish and Community and Culture 18 61% 64% 3.49 3.88
Spanish and Linguistics 14 29% 50% 3.34 3.77
Spanish and Portuguese 6 50% 33% 3.43 3.96
* Statistics, Pre 243 39% 52% 3.87 4.00
Study of Religion 16 31% 100% 3.66 4.00
School of the Arts and Architecture
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Architectural Studies 204 15% 52% 3.62 3.94
Art 259 7% 76% 3.02 3.80
Dance 43 12% 80% 3.15 3.66
Design | Media Arts 267 6% 88% 3.72 4.00
World Arts and Cultures 40 30% 50% 3.31 3.81
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Aerospace Engineering 176 15% 65% 3.79 4.00
Bioengineering 150 13% 40% 3.85 4.00
Chemical Engineering 206 27% 44% 3.82 3.94
Civil Engineering 199 23% 38% 3.82 4.00
Computer Engineering 124 10% 58% 3.83 3.98
Computer Science 1,633 5% 61% 3.94 4.00
Computer Science and Engineering 291 15% 42% 3.94 4.00
Electrical Engineering 399 23% 55% 3.81 3.96
Materials Engineering 65 18% 50% 3.84 4.00
Mechanical Engineering 517 15% 34% 3.84 4.00
School of Music
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Ethnomusicology 15 33% 80% 3.40 3.51
Global Jazz Studies 23 13% 67% 3.42 4.00
Music 96 7% 71% 3.42 4.00
Music Education 18 11% 100% 3.65 3.92
Musicology 12 25% 100% 3.90 3.94
School of Nursing
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Nursing-Gen/Prelicensure 165 7% 91% 3.46 3.93
School of Theater, Film and Television
Major Applicants Admit
Rate
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Rate
25th %
for Admits
75th %
for Admits
Film and Television 673 2% 93% 3.64 4.00
Theater 304 4% 83% 3.55 3.96