Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2012

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 2012 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withdrawn*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 51,797 10,284 9,499 1,117 72,697
admits 9,830 3,045 3,107 - 15,982
enrolled 4,002 607 1,012 - 5,621
admit rate 18.98% 29.61% 32.71% - 21.98%
enroll rate 40.71% 19.93% 32.57% - 35.17%
% of total
applicants
71.25% 14.15% 13.07% 1.54% 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*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 30,552 49.64% 11,797 38.61% 92.63% 3,929 33.31% 86.29%
3.70 - 3.99 12,709 20.65% 599 4.71% 4.70% 357 59.60% 7.84%
3.30 - 3.69 11,295 18.35% 243 2.15% 1.91% 186 76.54% 4.09%
3.00 - 3.29 4,449 7.23% 73 1.64% 0.57% 60 82.19% 1.32%
below 3.00 2,548 4.14% 23 0.90% 0.18% 21 91.30% 0.46%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.90 4.37 4.27


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 6,364 10.34% 4,596 72.22% 36.09% 1,217 26.48% 26.73%
3.70 - 3.99 20,334 33.04% 6,656 32.73% 52.27% 2,454 36.87% 53.90%
3.30 - 3.69 20,960 34.05% 1,275 6.08% 10.01% 711 55.76% 15.62%
3.00 - 3.29 8,873 14.42% 161 1.81% 1.26% 129 80.12% 2.83%
below 3.00 5,021 8.16% 47 0.94% 0.37% 42 89.36% 0.92%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.55 3.87 3.82

 

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 8,769 16.48% 4,589 52.33% 39.88% 956 20.83% 22.81%
600 - 690 17,046 32.04% 4,250 24.93% 36.93% 1,617 38.05% 38.57%
500 - 590 16,493 31.00% 2,000 12.13% 17.38% 1,176 58.80% 28.05%
400 - 490 8,664 16.28% 627 7.24% 5.45% 412 65.71% 9.83%
below 400 2,232 4.20% 41 1.84% 0.36% 31 75.61% 0.74%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  586 660 619


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 14,096 26.49% 6,086 43.18% 52.89% 1,531 25.16% 36.52%
600 - 690 18,612 34.98% 3,572 19.19% 31.04% 1,537 43.03% 36.66%
500 - 590 12,626 23.73% 1,378 10.91% 11.98% 799 57.98% 19.06%
400 - 490 6,264 11.77% 445 7.10% 3.87% 303 68.09% 7.23%
below 400 1,606 3.02% 26 1.62% 0.23% 22 84.62% 0.52%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  617 686 650


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 11,494 21.60% 5,649 49.15% 49.09% 1,343 23.77% 32.04%
600 - 690 17,074 32.09% 3,736 21.88% 32.47% 1,560 41.76% 37.21%
500 - 590 14,957 28.11% 1,611 10.77% 14.00% 939 58.29% 22.40%
400 - 490 7,870 14.79% 487 6.19% 4.23% 334 68.58% 7.97%
below 400 1,809 3.40% 24 1.33% 0.21% 16 66.67% 0.38%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  601 678 640


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 9,524 17.90% 5,383 56.52% 46.78% 1,135 21.08% 27.08%
1,800 - 2,090 19,459 36.57% 4,097 21.05% 35.60% 1,774 43.30% 42.32%
1,500 - 1,790 15,300 28.76% 1,558 10.18% 13.54% 947 60.78% 22.59%
1,200 - 1,490 7,541 14.17% 458 6.07% 3.98% 328 71.62% 7.82%
below 1,200 1,380 2.59% 11 0.80% 0.10% 8 72.73% 0.19%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1,804 2,024 1,910


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 8,787 36.56% 3,432 39.06% 63.12% 982 28.61% 47.60%
26 - 29 5,321 22.14% 1,011 19.00% 18.59% 464 45.90% 22.49%
22 - 25 5,101 21.23% 574 11.25% 10.56% 336 58.54% 16.29%
18 - 21 3,065 12.75% 333 10.86% 6.12% 219 65.77% 10.62%
below 18 1,758 7.32% 87 4.95% 1.60% 62 71.26% 3.01%

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 8,640 35.95% 3,263 37.77% 60.01% 920 28.19% 44.60%
26 - 29 7,205 29.98% 1,357 18.83% 24.96% 653 48.12% 31.65%
22 - 25 5,065 21.08% 606 11.96% 11.15% 345 56.93% 16.72%
18 - 21 1,904 7.92% 160 8.40% 2.94% 107 66.88% 5.19%
below 18 1,218 5.07% 51 4.19% 0.94% 38 74.51% 1.84%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  27 30 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 9,413 39.17% 3,412 36.25% 62.76% 1,005 29.45% 48.72%
26 - 29 5,049 21.01% 976 19.33% 17.95% 434 44.47% 21.04%
22 - 25 4,711 19.60% 636 13.50% 11.70% 359 56.45% 17.40%
18 - 21 3,162 13.16% 310 9.80% 5.70% 200 64.52% 9.69%
below 18 1,697 7.06% 103 6.07% 1.89% 65 63.11% 3.15%

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 5,716 23.78% 2,399 41.97% 44.12% 612 25.51% 29.67%
26 - 29 6,162 25.64% 1,520 24.67% 27.96% 595 39.14% 28.84%
22 - 25 7,299 30.37% 1,064 14.58% 19.57% 568 53.38% 27.53%
18 - 21 3,645 15.17% 377 10.34% 6.93% 236 62.60% 11.44%
below 18 1,210 5.03% 77 6.36% 1.42% 52 67.53% 2.52%

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 7,993 33.26% 3,350 41.91% 61.61% 934 27.88% 45.27%
26 - 29 7,031 29.26% 1,195 17.00% 21.98% 554 46.36% 26.85%
22 - 25 5,243 21.82% 609 11.62% 11.20% 385 63.22% 18.66%
18 - 21 2,680 11.15% 244 9.10% 4.49% 163 66.80% 7.90%
below 18 1,085 4.51% 39 3.59% 0.72% 27 69.23% 1.31%

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 5,583 23.23% 2,564 45.93% 47.17% 667 26.01% 32.35%
26 - 29 6,992 29.10% 1,650 23.60% 30.35% 663 40.18% 32.15%
22 - 25 6,299 26.21% 782 12.41% 14.39% 438 56.01% 21.24%
18 - 21 3,657 15.22% 381 10.42% 7.01% 251 65.88% 12.17%
below 18 1,500 6.24% 59 3.93% 1.09% 43 72.88% 2.09%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  25 28 27

 

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject tests are no longer required for admission, but if taken, we will use them in our review if they are to the student's benefit.

SAT Subject Test - Best subject

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

score # of
applicants
% of all
applicants
# of
admits
admit
rate
% of all
admits
#
enrolled
enroll
rate
% of all
enrolled
700 - 800 20,582 59.86% 8,235 40.01% 80.72% 2,347 28.50% 69.07%
600 - 690 8,991 26.15% 1,535 17.07% 15.05% 776 50.55% 22.84%
500 - 590 3,751 10.91% 355 9.46% 3.48% 222 62.54% 6.53%
400 - 490 984 2.86% 74 7.52% 0.73% 51 68.92% 1.50%
below 400 75 0.22% 3 4.00% 0.03% 2 66.67% 0.06%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  700 743 719


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 11,012 36.94% 5,769 52.39% 60.48% 1,305 22.62% 41.63%
600 - 690 9,765 32.76% 2,566 26.28% 26.90% 1,105 43.06% 35.25%
500 - 590 6,183 20.74% 933 15.09% 9.78% 554 59.38% 17.67%
400 - 490 2,554 8.57% 257 10.06% 2.69% 164 63.81% 5.23%
below 400 295 0.99% 14 4.75% 0.15% 7 50.00% 0.22%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  645 700 661

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 16,571 26.92% 7,273 43.89% 57.11% 1,998 27.47% 43.88%
16 - 19 11,341 18.42% 2,709 23.89% 21.27% 1,122 41.42% 24.64%
12 - 15 12,280 19.95% 1,556 12.67% 12.22% 747 48.01% 16.41%
8 - 11 10,108 16.42% 719 7.11% 5.65% 413 57.44% 9.07%
below 8 11,252 18.28% 478 4.25% 3.75% 273 57.11% 6.00%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  15 21 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 35,217 57.21% 9,149 25.98% 71.84% 2,741 29.96% 60.20%
44 - 47 13,600 22.10% 2,231 16.40% 17.52% 1,055 47.29% 23.17%
40 - 43 9,078 14.75% 1,094 12.05% 8.59% 604 55.21% 13.27%
36 - 39 2,978 4.84% 228 7.66% 1.79% 140 61.40% 3.07%
below 36 679 1.10% 33 4.86% 0.26% 13 39.39% 0.29%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  51 54 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 15,543 25.25% 4,187 26.94% 32.88% 1,171 27.97% 25.72%
10 - 12 36,674 59.58% 7,323 19.97% 57.50% 2,779 37.95% 61.04%
8 - 9 7,548 12.26% 1,054 13.96% 8.28% 520 49.34% 11.42%
6 - 7 1,414 2.30% 140 9.90% 1.10% 65 46.43% 1.43%
below 6 373 0.61% 31 8.31% 0.24% 18 58.06% 0.40%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  12 12 12

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