Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2006

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 2006. 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out-of- state international withdrawn* total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 40,833 4,276 1,712 496 47,317
admits 10,630 1,180 379 - 12,189
enrolled 4,351 297 161 - 4,809
 
admit rate 26.03 27.60 22.14 - 25.76
enroll rate 40.93 25.17 42.48 - 39.45
% of total
applicants
86.30 9.04 3.62 1.05 100.00

*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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
4.0 & above 19,821 43.98   10,228 51.60 86.68   3,506 34.28 75.51
3.70 - 3.99 10,015 22.22   1,124 11.22 9.53   772 68.68 16.63
3.30 - 3.69 9,663 21.44   339 3.51 2.87   265 78.17 5.71
3.00 - 3.29 3,597 7.98   64 1.78 0.54   59 92.19 1.27
below 3.00 1,971 4.37   45 2.28 0.38   41 91.11 0.88

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.85 4.26 4.14


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
4.0 3,941 8.74   2,774 70.39 23.51   638 23.00 13.74
3.70 - 3.99 13,547 30.06   6,375 47.06 54.03   2,351 36.88 50.64
3.30 - 3.69 16,193 35.93   2,351 14.52 19.92   1,406 59.80 30.28
3.00 - 3.29 7,312 16.22   231 3.16 1.96   186 80.52 4.01
below 3.00 4,074 9.04   69 1.69 0.58   62 89.86 1.34

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.52 3.81 3.73

 

Standardized Test Scores

There were several substantive changes to the tests we use in our review.

  • The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly known as the SAT I) added a third section--Writing--and the Verbal section became known as Critical Reasoning.
  • The SAT Subject Tests (formerly known as SAT II) did not change (although the Writing test was discontinued), but the pattern of tests we require for UC eligibility is different.
  • The ACT Assessment added a Writing section.

See our page on UC freshman admission requirements for more information on these changes.


SAT Reasoning Test - Critical Reading section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 6,244 14.59   3,990 63.90 34.40   899 22.53 19.56
600 - 690 14,946 34.93   5,041 33.73 43.46   2,151 42.67 46.81
500 - 590 13,579 31.73   2,114 15.57 18.22   1,247 58.99 27.14
400 - 490 6,550 15.31   442 6.75 3.81   287 64.93 6.25
below 400 1,472 3.44   13 0.88 0.11   11 84.62 0.24

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  588 657 625


SAT Reasoning Test - Math section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 10,597 24.76%   5,841 55.12 50.35   1,668 28.56 36.30
600 - 690 16,420 38.37%   4,037 24.59 34.80   1,870 46.32 40.70
500 - 590 10,469 24.47%   1,416 13.53 12.21   849 59.96 18.48
400 - 490 4,379 10.23%   295 6.74 2.54   198 67.12 4.31
below 400 926 2.16%   11 1.19 0.09   10 90.91 0.22

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  621 684 657


SAT Reasoning Test - Writing section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 6,885 16.09   4,424 64.26 38.14   1,129 25.52 24.57
600 - 690 15,596 36.45   4,916 31.52 42.38   2,078 42.27 45.22
500 - 590 13,412 31.34   1,959 14.61 16.89   1,181 60.29 25.70
400 - 490 5,648 13.20   287 5.08 2.47   193 67.25 4.20
below 400 1,250 2.92   14 1.12 0.12   14 100.00 0.30

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  595 664 636


SAT Reasoning Test - Composite

The composite score of the SAT Reasoning test is the sum of the three sections above.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
2100 - 2400 6,119 14.30   4,440 72.56 38.28   974 21.94 21.20
1800 - 2090 17,251 40.31   5,192 30.10 44.76   2,349 45.24 51.12
1500 - 1790 13,460 31.46   1,804 13.40 15.55   1,149 63.69 25.01
1200 - 1490 5,130 11.99   160 3.12 1.38   119 74.38 2.59
below 1200 831 1.94   4 0.48 0.03   4 100.00 0.09

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1,804 2,006 1,918

 

SAT Subject Test - Best subject

This refers to the highest score received on any SAT Subject Test, excluding Writing and Math Level 1, which are not considered.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 19,109 45.16   8,863 46.38 75.78   2,978 33.60 64.26
600 - 690 13,251 31.31   2,141 16.16 18.31   1,175 54.88 25.36
500 - 590 7,800 18.43   616 7.90 5.27   418 67.86 9.02
400 - 490 2,042 4.83   71 3.48 0.61   59 83.10 1.27
below 400 116 0.27   4 3.45 0.03   4 100.00 0.09

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  669 732 709


SAT Subject Test - 2nd Best subject

This refers to the highest score received on an SAT Subject Test in any subject area other than the one in which the student received the highest score. As with the best subject, Writing and Math Level 1 are not considered.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 8,591 20.56   5,755 66.99 49.34   1,535 26.67 33.23
600 - 690 13,384 32.03   3,929 29.36 33.69   1,834 46.68 39.70
500 - 590 12,693 30.37   1,611 12.69 13.81   970 60.21 21.00
400 - 490 6,327 15.14   351 5.55 3.01   265 75.50 5.74
below 400 793 1.90   17 2.14 0.15   16 94.12 0.35

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  600 679 646

 

ACT Assessment - English section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 2,693 22.73   1,360 50.50 45.14   442 32.50 34.37
26 - 29 2,928 24.71   852 29.10 28.28   386 45.31 30.02
22 - 25 3,001 25.33   517 17.23 17.16   281 54.35 21.85
18 - 21 1,962 16.56   239 12.18 7.93   144 60.25 11.20
below 18 1,264 10.67   45 3.56 1.49   33 73.33 2.57

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 28 27


ACT Assessment - Math section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 3,047 25.72   1,514 49.69 50.25   501 33.09 38.96
26 - 29 3,810 32.16   911 23.91 30.24   434 47.64 33.75
22 - 25 2,670 22.54   419 15.69 13.91   245 58.47 19.05
18 - 21 1,478 12.48   142 9.61 4.71   89 62.68 6.92
below 18 842 7.11   27 3.21 0.90   17 62.96 1.32

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 29 28


ACT Assessment - Reading section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 3,375 28.49   1,497 44.36 49.68   534 35.67 41.52
26 - 29 2,819 23.80   768 27.24 25.49   349 45.44 27.14
22 - 25 2,570 21.69   480 18.68 15.93   242 50.42 18.82
18 - 21 1,680 14.18   209 12.44 6.94   126 60.29 9.80
below 18 1,403 11.84   59 4.21 1.96   35 59.32 2.72

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 29 28


ACT Assessment - Science Reasoning section

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 1,335 11.27   764 57.23 25.36   222 29.06 17.26
26 - 29 2,808 23.70   1,000 35.61 33.19   392 39.20 30.48
22 - 25 4,137 34.92   879 21.25 29.17   449 51.08 34.91
18 - 21 2,622 22.13   319 12.17 10.59   184 57.68 14.31
below 18 945 7.98   51 5.40 1.69   39 76.47 3.03

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  24 27 25


ACT Assessment - Composite

The composite score of the ACT Assessment is the average of the four sections above.

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 2,294 19.36%   1,345 58.63 44.64   405 30.11 31.49
26 - 29 3,687 31.12%   959 26.01 31.83   468 48.80 36.39
22 - 25 3,209 27.08%   529 16.48 17.56   295 55.77 22.94
18 - 21 1,839 15.52%   165 8.97 5.48   106 64.24 8.24
below 18 819 6.91%   15 1.83 0.50   12 80.00 0.93

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 28 27


ACT Assessment - Combined English/Writing score

The combined English/writing score is NOT included in the the ACT Composite (shown above).

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
30 & above 2,062 17.41%   1,152 55.87 38.25   363 31.51 28.25
26 - 29 3,400 28.70%   1,034 30.41 34.33   448 43.33 34.86
22 - 25 3,312 27.96%   569 17.18 18.89   312 54.83 24.28
18 - 21 2,146 18.11%   228 10.62 7.57   142 62.28 11.05
below 18 927 7.82%   29 3.13 0.96   20 68.97 1.56

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 28 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
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 19 10,291 22.83   5,315 51.65 45.04   1,468 27.62 31.62
16 - 19 8,434 18.71   3,184 37.75 26.98   1,377 43.25 29.66
12 - 15 9,648 21.41   2,162 22.41 18.32   1,097 50.74 23.63
8 - 11 7,924 17.58   759 9.58 6.43   444 58.50 9.56
below 8 8,770 19.46   380 4.33 3.22   257 67.63 5.54

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  14 19 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, visual/performing arts, 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.

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 47 21,020 46.64   6,938 33.01 58.80   2,363 34.06 50.89
44 - 47 11,291 25.05   2,945 26.08 24.96   1,289 43.77 27.76
40 - 43 8,794 19.51   1,535 17.46 13.01   764 49.77 16.45
36 - 39 3,207 7.12   336 10.48 2.85   201 59.82 4.33
below 36 755 1.68   46 6.09 0.39   26 56.52 0.56

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  48 50 48


12th Grade College Preparatory Semesters

# of
semesters
# of
applicants
% of all
applicants
  # of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
  #
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
above 12 12,686 28.15   3,584 28.25 30.37   1,261 35.18 27.16
10 - 12 25,754 57.15   7,051 27.38 59.75   2,855 40.49 61.49
8 - 9 5,284 11.72   982 18.58 8.32   433 44.09 9.33
6 - 7 995 2.21   143 14.37 1.21   74 51.75 1.59
below 6 348 0.77   40 11.49 0.34   20 50.00 0.43

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12


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