Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2010

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 Quarter 2010. 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withdrawn*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 46,850 6,075 4,043 710 57,678
admits 10,004 1,835 1,249 - 13,088
enrolled 4,024 316 296 - 4,636
admit rate 21.35% 30.21% 30.89% - 22.69%
enroll rate 40.22% 17.22% 23.70% - 35.42%
% of total
applicants
81.23% 10.53% 7.01% 1.23% 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*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 25,997 49.16% 11,067 42.57% 93.49% 3,773 34.09% 86.96%
3.70 - 3.99 11,277 21.32% 431 3.82% 3.64% 287 66.59% 6.61%
3.30 - 3.69 9,767 18.47% 225 2.30% 1.90% 177 78.67% 4.08%
3.00 - 3.29 3,771 7.13% 78 2.07% 0.66% 70 89.74% 1.61%
below 3.00 2,072 3.92% 36 1.74% 0.30% 32 88.89% 0.74%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.91 4.37 4.26

 


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 5,212 9.86% 3,992 76.59% 33.72% 1,042 26.10% 24.01%
3.70 - 3.99 16,958 32.07% 6,380 37.62% 53.90% 2,391 37.48% 55.10%
3.30 - 3.69 18,698 35.36% 1,242 6.64% 10.49% 714 57.49% 16.46%
3.00 - 3.29 7,655 14.48% 161 2.10% 1.36% 136 84.47% 3.13%
below 3.00 4,361 8.25% 62 1.42% 0.52% 56 90.32% 1.29%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.55 3.87 3.81

 

Standardized Test Scores


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 7,360 15.45% 4,100 55.71% 37.10% 859 20.95% 21.03%
600 - 690 16,749 35.16% 4,608 27.51% 41.70% 1,833 39.78% 44.87%
500 - 590 14,689 30.83% 1,818 12.38% 16.45% 1,034 56.88% 25.31%
400 - 490 7,257 15.23% 504 6.94% 4.56% 343 68.06% 8.40%
below 400 1,586 3.33% 20 1.26% 0.18% 16 80.00% 0.39%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  591 661 625

 


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 12,801 26.87% 5,983 46.74% 54.14% 1,595 26.66% 39.05%
600 - 690 17,064 35.82% 3,451 20.22% 31.23% 1,518 43.99% 37.16%
500 - 590 11,438 24.01% 1,237 10.81% 11.19% 702 56.75% 17.18%
400 - 490 5,125 10.76% 344 6.71% 3.11% 241 70.06% 5.90%
below 400 1,213 2.55% 35 2.89% 0.32% 29 82.86% 0.71%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  622 690 658


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 9,624 20.20% 5,133 53.34% 46.45% 1,254 24.43% 30.70%
600 - 690 16,157 33.91% 3,898 24.13% 35.28% 1,635 41.94% 40.02%
500 - 590 13,993 29.37% 1,622 11.59% 14.68% 918 56.60% 22.47%
400 - 490 6,584 13.82% 378 5.74% 3.42% 264 69.84% 6.46%
below 400 1,283 2.69% 19 1.48% 0.17% 14 73.68% 0.34%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  602 676 643

 


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 8,267 17.35% 5,075 61.39% 45.93% 1,130 22.27% 27.66%
1800 - 2090 18,449 38.73% 4,188 22.70% 37.90% 1,826 43.60% 44.70%
1500 - 1790 13,942 29.26% 1,446 10.37% 13.09% 879 60.79% 21.52%
1200 - 1490 5,975 12.54% 336 5.62% 3.04% 246 73.21% 6.02%
below 1200 1,008 2.12% 5 0.50% 0.05% 4 80.00% 0.10%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1,815 2,027 1,925


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 22,895 46.81% 8,706 38.03% 74.79% 2,680 30.78% 62.21%
600 - 690 14,792 30.25% 2,200 14.87% 18.90% 1,115 50.68% 25.88%
500 - 590 8,633 17.65% 616 7.14% 5.29% 422 68.51% 9.80%
400 - 490 2,460 5.03% 116 4.72% 1.00% 89 76.72% 2.07%
below 400 127 0.26% 3 2.36% 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.05%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  673 732 706


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 10,876 22.47% 6,003 55.19% 51.76% 1,477 24.60% 34.36%
600 - 690 15,085 31.17% 3,606 23.90% 31.09% 1,596 44.26% 37.12%
500 - 590 14,143 29.22% 1,538 10.87% 13.26% 891 57.93% 20.73%
400 - 490 7,410 15.31% 409 5.52% 3.53% 300 73.35% 6.98%
below 400 883 1.82% 42 4.76% 0.36% 35 83.33% 0.81%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  604 683 645

 

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 7,146 34.94% 2,955 41.35% 62.30% 867 29.34% 46.99%
26 - 29 5,130 25.09% 974 18.99% 20.54% 481 49.38% 26.07%
22 - 25 4,167 20.38% 497 11.93% 10.48% 289 58.15% 15.66%
18 - 21 2,504 12.24% 241 9.62% 5.08% 158 65.56% 8.56%
below 18 1,503 7.35% 76 5.06% 1.60% 50 65.79% 2.71%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 28


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 7,889 38.58% 3,103 39.33% 65.42% 990 31.90% 53.66%
26 - 29 5,565 27.21% 959 17.23% 20.22% 439 45.78% 23.79%
22 - 25 4,188 20.48% 467 11.15% 9.85% 274 58.67% 14.85%
18 - 21 1,706 8.34% 154 9.03% 3.25% 99 64.29% 5.37%
below 18 1,102 5.39% 60 5.44% 1.26% 43 71.67% 2.33%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 31 29


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 7,974 38.99% 2,971 37.26% 62.64% 919 30.93% 49.81%
26 - 29 4,468 21.85% 895 20.03% 18.87% 395 44.13% 21.41%
22 - 25 4,071 19.91% 554 13.61% 11.68% 318 57.40% 17.24%
18 - 21 2,414 11.80% 242 10.02% 5.10% 160 66.12% 8.67%
below 18 1,523 7.45% 81 5.32% 1.71% 53 65.43% 2.87%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 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 4,432 21.67% 2,038 45.98% 42.97% 538 26.40% 29.16%
26 - 29 5,516 26.97% 1,399 25.36% 29.50% 574 41.03% 31.11%
22 - 25 6,385 31.22% 941 14.74% 19.84% 498 52.92% 26.99%
18 - 21 3,111 15.21% 312 10.03% 6.58% 200 64.10% 10.84%
below 18 1,006 4.92% 53 5.27% 1.12% 35 66.04% 1.90%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 28 27


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 6,774 33.12% 3,009 44.42% 63.44% 879 29.21% 47.64%
26 - 29 6,143 30.04% 1,005 16.36% 21.19% 503 50.05% 27.26%
22 - 25 4,329 21.17% 491 11.34% 10.35% 300 61.10% 16.26%
18 - 21 2,300 11.25% 205 8.91% 4.32% 141 68.78% 7.64%
below 18 904 4.42% 33 3.65% 0.70% 22 66.67% 1.19%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 28


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 4,769 23.32% 2,303 48.29% 48.56% 606 26.31% 32.85%
26 - 29 6,160 30.12% 1,437 23.33% 30.30% 647 45.02% 35.07%
22 - 25 5,376 26.29% 700 13.02% 14.76% 391 55.86% 21.19%
18 - 21 2,941 14.38% 253 8.60% 5.33% 166 65.61% 9.00%
below 18 1,204 5.89% 50 4.15% 1.05% 35 70.00% 1.90%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 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 14,708 27.81% 6,785 46.13% 57.32% 1,963 28.93% 45.24%
16 - 19 10,272 19.42% 2,722 26.50% 23.00% 1,101 40.45% 25.37%
12 - 15 10,687 20.21% 1,432 13.40% 12.10% 731 51.05% 16.85%
8 - 11 8,301 15.70% 533 6.42% 4.50% 298 55.91% 6.87%
below 8 8,916 16.86% 365 4.09% 3.08% 246 67.40% 5.67%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  15 21 19


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 25,591 48.39% 7,329 28.64% 61.92% 2,186 29.83% 50.38%
44 - 47 12,874 24.34% 2,577 20.02% 21.77% 1,125 43.66% 25.93%
40 - 43 10,082 19.06% 1,522 15.10% 12.86% 792 52.04% 18.25%
36 - 39 3,652 6.91% 359 9.83% 3.03% 207 57.66% 4.77%
below 36 685 1.30% 50 7.30% 0.42% 29 58.00% 0.67%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  49 51 49


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 15,499 29.31% 3,990 25.74% 33.71% 1,207 30.25% 27.82%
10 - 12 30,221 57.15% 6,725 22.25% 56.81% 2,577 38.32% 59.39%
8 - 9 5,831 11.03% 978 16.77% 8.26% 481 49.18% 11.09%
6 - 7 1,110 2.10% 120 10.81% 1.01% 63 52.50% 1.45%
below 6 223 0.42% 24 10.76% 0.20% 11 45.83% 0.25%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12

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