Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2011

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 2011. 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withdrawn*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 48,294 6,967 5,571 734 61,566
admits 11,058 2,322 2,309 - 15,689
enrolled 4,849 377 598 - 5,824
admit rate 22.90% 33.33% 41.45% - 25.48%
enroll rate 43.85% 16.24% 25.90% - 37.12%
% of total
applicants
78.44% 11.32% 9.05% 1.19% 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*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 26,959 49.13% 12,252 45.45% 92.22% 4,490 36.65% 86.36%
3.70 - 3.99 11,704 21.33% 654 5.59% 4.92% 405 61.93% 7.79%
3.30 - 3.69 10,314 18.80% 286 2.77% 2.15% 225 78.67% 4.33%
3.00 - 3.29 3,828 6.98% 67 1.75% 0.50% 56 83.58% 1.08%
below 3.00 2,066 3.77% 27 1.31% 0.20% 23 85.19% 0.44%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.90 4.34 4.25

 


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 5,514 10.05% 4,221 76.55% 31.77% 1,198 28.38% 23.04%
3.70 - 3.99 18,019 32.84% 7,301 40.52% 54.95% 2,950 40.41% 56.74%
3.30 - 3.69 19,062 34.74% 1,531 8.03% 11.52% 863 56.37% 16.60%
3.00 - 3.29 7,934 14.46% 185 2.33% 1.39% 148 80.00% 2.85%
below 3.00 4,342 7.91% 48 1.11% 0.36% 40 83.33% 0.77%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.55 3.86 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 7,822 15.93% 4,692 59.98% 37.92% 1,102 23.49% 22.43%
600 - 690 16,827 34.27% 4,962 29.49% 40.10% 2,098 42.28% 42.71%
500 - 590 14,941 30.43% 2,084 13.95% 16.84% 1,269 60.89% 25.83%
400 - 490 7,593 15.46% 624 8.22% 5.04% 434 69.55% 8.84%
below 400 1,915 3.90% 11 0.57% 0.09% 9 81.82% 0.18%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  588 659 625

 


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 13,233 26.95% 6,611 49.96% 53.43% 1,880 28.44% 38.27%
600 - 690 17,857 36.37% 3,981 22.29% 32.17% 1,881 47.25% 38.29%
500 - 590 11,278 22.97% 1,388 12.31% 11.22% 858 61.82% 17.47%
400 - 490 5,359 10.91% 385 7.18% 3.11% 287 74.55% 5.84%
below 400 1,371 2.79% 8 0.58% 0.06% 6 75.00% 0.12%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  622 689 658


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 10,221 20.82% 5,756 56.32% 46.52% 1,477 25.66% 30.07%
600 - 690 16,812 34.24% 4,458 26.52% 36.03% 2,058 46.16% 41.90%
500 - 590 13,562 27.62% 1,700 12.53% 13.74% 1,037 61.00% 21.11%
400 - 490 7,013 14.28% 447 6.37% 3.61% 329 73.60% 6.70%
below 400 1,490 3.03% 12 0.81% 0.10% 11 91.67% 0.22%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  602 677 642

 


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
2,100 - 2,400 8,532 17.38% 5,576 65.35% 45.07% 1,304 23.39% 26.55%
1,800 - 2,090 19,105 38.91% 4,763 24.93% 38.50% 2,252 47.28% 45.85%
1,500 - 1,790 13,867 28.24% 1,656 11.94% 13.38% 1,075 64.92% 21.89%
1,200 - 1,490 6,373 12.98% 371 5.82% 3.00% 276 74.39% 5.62%
below 1,200 1,221 2.49% 7 0.57% 0.06% 5 71.43% 0.10%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1,813 2,026 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 24,091 47.88% 9,898 41.09% 75.81% 3,264 32.98% 63.38%
600 - 690 14,871 29.56% 2,274 15.29% 17.42% 1,230 54.09% 23.88%
500 - 590 8,794 17.48% 767 8.72% 5.87% 560 73.01% 10.87%
400 - 490 2,449 4.87% 114 4.65% 0.87% 93 81.58% 1.81%
below 400 110 0.22% 4 3.64% 0.03% 3 75.00% 0.06%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  674 733 706


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 11,521 23.14% 6,735 58.46% 51.78% 1,800 26.73% 35.05%
600 - 690 15,229 30.58% 3,958 25.99% 30.43% 1,819 45.96% 35.42%
500 - 590 14,632 29.38% 1,819 12.43% 13.98% 1,143 62.84% 22.25%
400 - 490 7,519 15.10% 473 6.29% 3.64% 354 74.84% 6.89%
below 400 895 1.80% 22 2.46% 0.17% 20 90.91% 0.39%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  605 682 645

 

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 7,864 35.95% 3,480 44.25% 63.20% 1,103 31.70% 48.78%
26 - 29 5,212 23.82% 1,090 20.91% 19.80% 566 51.93% 25.03%
22 - 25 4,631 21.17% 635 13.71% 11.53% 383 60.31% 16.94%
18 - 21 2,473 11.30% 234 9.46% 4.25% 154 65.81% 6.81%
below 18 1,697 7.76% 67 3.95% 1.22% 55 82.09% 2.43%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 29


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 7,935 36.27% 3,475 43.79% 63.11% 1,113 32.03% 49.23%
26 - 29 6,423 29.36% 1,261 19.63% 22.90% 640 50.75% 28.31%
22 - 25 4,549 20.79% 596 13.10% 10.82% 377 63.25% 16.67%
18 - 21 1,756 8.03% 140 7.97% 2.54% 104 74.29% 4.60%
below 18 1,214 5.55% 34 2.80% 0.62% 27 79.41% 1.19%

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 8,646 39.52% 3,499 40.47% 63.55% 1,137 32.49% 50.29%
26 - 29 4,339 19.83% 979 22.56% 17.78% 497 50.77% 21.98%
22 - 25 4,467 20.42% 633 14.17% 11.50% 364 57.50% 16.10%
18 - 21 2,759 12.61% 320 11.60% 5.81% 209 65.31% 9.24%
below 18 1,666 7.62% 75 4.50% 1.36% 54 72.00% 2.39%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 29


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 4,688 21.43% 2,343 49.98% 42.55% 665 28.38% 29.41%
26 - 29 6,126 28.00% 1,676 27.36% 30.44% 715 42.66% 31.62%
22 - 25 6,471 29.58% 1,044 16.13% 18.96% 574 54.98% 25.39%
18 - 21 3,428 15.67% 386 11.26% 7.01% 263 68.13% 11.63%
below 18 1,163 5.32% 57 4.90% 1.04% 44 77.19% 1.95%

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 7,220 33.00% 3,451 47.80% 62.68% 1,054 30.54% 46.62%
26 - 29 6,551 29.94% 1,232 18.81% 22.38% 659 53.49% 29.15%
22 - 25 4,614 21.09% 592 12.83% 10.75% 371 62.67% 16.41%
18 - 21 2,405 10.99% 209 8.69% 3.80% 160 76.55% 7.08%
below 18 1,087 4.97% 22 2.02% 0.40% 17 77.27% 0.75%

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 5,135 23.47% 2,656 51.72% 48.24% 775 29.18% 34.28%
26 - 29 6,655 30.42% 1,728 25.97% 31.38% 776 44.91% 34.32%
22 - 25 5,644 25.80% 802 14.21% 14.57% 482 60.10% 21.32%
18 - 21 3,062 14.00% 283 9.24% 5.14% 199 70.32% 8.80%
below 18 1,381 6.31% 37 2.68% 0.67% 29 78.38% 1.28%

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 14,412 26.27% 7,100 49.26% 53.44% 2,103 29.62% 40.45%
16 - 19 10,416 18.98% 3,091 29.68% 23.26% 1,376 44.52% 26.47%
12 - 15 11,283 20.56% 1,810 16.04% 13.62% 929 51.33% 17.87%
8 - 11 9,106 16.60% 785 8.62% 5.91% 464 59.11% 8.92%
below 8 9,654 17.59% 500 5.18% 3.76% 327 65.40% 6.29%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  15 20 18


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 31,400 57.23% 9,451 30.10% 71.13% 3,163 33.47% 60.84%
44 - 47 12,412 22.62% 2,472 19.92% 18.61% 1,239 50.12% 23.83%
40 - 43 8,150 14.85% 1,147 14.07% 8.63% 668 58.24% 12.85%
36 - 39 2,380 4.34% 192 8.07% 1.45% 114 59.38% 2.19%
below 36 529 0.96% 24 4.54% 0.18% 15 62.50% 0.29%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  51 53 51


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 13,845 25.23% 4,137 29.88% 31.14% 1,346 32.54% 25.89%
10 - 12 32,774 59.73% 7,897 24.10% 59.44% 3,231 40.91% 62.15%
8 - 9 6,648 12.12% 1,087 16.35% 8.18% 528 48.57% 10.16%
6 - 7 1,265 2.31% 129 10.20% 0.97% 82 63.57% 1.58%
below 6 339 0.62% 36 10.62% 0.27% 12 33.33% 0.23%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12

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