Profile of Admitted Freshmen
Fall 2013

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 2013. There is no specific cutoff value assigned to any of the factors we consider.

  California
residents
out-of- state international
withdrawn*
total
applicants 54,500 12,240 12,431 1,351 80,522
admits 9,740 4,122 2,586 - 16,448
enrolled 4,107 940 654 - 5,701
admit rate 17.87% 33.68% 20.80% - 20.43%
enroll rate 42.17% 22.80% 25.29% - 34.66%
% of total
applicants
67.68% 15.20% 15.44% 1.68% 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*"Withdrawn" refers to applicants who voluntarily withdraw their applications from consideration.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 34,230 51.60% 12,863 37.58% 93.63% 4,415 34.32% 88.42%
3.70 - 3.99 13,234 19.95% 582 4.40% 4.24% 356 61.17% 7.13%
3.30 - 3.69 11,565 17.43% 209 1.81% 1.52% 149 71.29% 2.98%
3.00 - 3.29 4,585 6.91% 58 1.26% 0.42% 49 84.48% 0.98%
below 3.00 2,718 4.10% 26 0.96% 0.19% 24 92.31% 0.48%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.93 4.40 4.31


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 7,641 11.52% 5,386 70.49% 39.21% 1,486 27.59% 29.76%
3.70 - 3.99 21,946 33.08% 6,870 31.30% 50.01% 2,632 38.31% 52.71%
3.30 - 3.69 21,933 33.07% 1,298 5.92% 9.45% 731 56.32% 14.64%
3.00 - 3.29 9,269 13.97% 134 1.45% 0.98% 99 73.88% 1.98%
below 3.00 5,543 8.36% 50 0.90% 0.36% 45 90.00% 0.90%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  3.56 3.88 3.84

 

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 9,744 17.19% 5,024 51.56% 41.51% 1,085 21.60% 24.11%
600 - 690 18,027 31.80% 4,503 24.98% 37.20% 1,845 40.97% 41.00%
500 - 590 17,407 30.70% 2,025 11.63% 16.73% 1,177 58.12% 26.16%
400 - 490 9,299 16.40% 532 5.72% 4.40% 375 70.49% 8.33%
below 400 2,214 3.91% 20 0.90% 0.17% 18 90.00% 0.40%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  588 666 628


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 15,144 26.71% 6,539 43.18% 54.02% 1,717 26.26% 38.16%
600 - 690 19,061 33.62% 3,667 19.24% 30.30% 1,614 44.01% 35.87%
500 - 590 13,812 24.36% 1,471 10.65% 12.15% 856 58.19% 19.02%
400 - 490 6,855 12.09% 409 5.97% 3.38% 299 73.11% 6.64%
below 400 1,819 3.21% 18 0.99% 0.15% 14 77.78% 0.31%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  616 689 654


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 11,612 20.48% 5,871 50.56% 48.50% 1,424 24.25% 31.64%
600 - 690 17,986 31.73% 4,014 22.32% 33.16% 1,681 41.88% 37.36%
500 - 590 15,944 28.12% 1,720 10.79% 14.21% 1,042 60.58% 23.16%
400 - 490 9,049 15.96% 471 5.20% 3.89% 331 70.28% 7.36%
below 400 2,100 3.70% 28 1.33% 0.23% 22 78.57% 0.49%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  597 679 641


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 10,319 18.20% 5,761 55.83% 47.60% 1,281 22.24% 28.47%
1,800 - 2,090 20,173 35.58% 4,248 21.06% 35.10% 1,874 44.11% 41.64%
1,500 - 1,790 16,379 28.89% 1,701 10.39% 14.05% 1,053 61.90% 23.40%
1,200 - 1,490 8,233 14.52% 384 4.66% 3.17% 282 73.44% 6.27%
below 1,200 1,586 2.80% 10 0.63% 0.08% 10 100.00% 0.22%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  1,801 2,033 1,923


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 10,275 38.23% 4,013 39.06% 65.24% 1,183 29.48% 50.13%
26 - 29 5,827 21.68% 1,077 18.48% 17.51% 506 46.98% 21.44%
22 - 25 5,546 20.63% 689 12.42% 11.20% 419 60.81% 17.75%
18 - 21 3,224 12.00% 301 9.34% 4.89% 197 65.45% 8.35%
below 18 2,005 7.46% 71 3.54% 1.15% 55 77.46% 2.33%

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 9,705 36.11% 3,665 37.76% 59.58% 1,069 29.17% 45.30%
26 - 29 8,392 31.22% 1,602 19.09% 26.04% 755 47.13% 31.99%
22 - 25 5,218 19.41% 659 12.63% 10.71% 370 56.15% 15.68%
18 - 21 2,070 7.70% 168 8.12% 2.73% 119 70.83% 5.04%
below 18 1,492 5.55% 57 3.82% 0.93% 47 82.46% 1.99%

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 11,490 42.75% 4,175 36.34% 67.88% 1,287 30.83% 54.53%
26 - 29 5,209 19.38% 965 18.53% 15.69% 465 48.19% 19.70%
22 - 25 4,912 18.28% 646 13.15% 10.50% 360 55.73% 15.25%
18 - 21 3,456 12.86% 287 8.30% 4.67% 190 66.20% 8.05%
below 18 1,810 6.73% 78 4.31% 1.27% 58 74.36% 2.46%

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 6,919 25.74% 2,886 41.71% 46.92% 761 26.37% 32.25%
26 - 29 6,588 24.51% 1,610 24.44% 26.17% 655 40.68% 27.75%
22 - 25 8,117 30.20% 1,196 14.73% 19.44% 626 52.34% 26.53%
18 - 21 3,924 14.60% 412 10.50% 6.70% 284 68.93% 12.03%
below 18 1,329 4.94% 47 3.54% 0.76% 34 72.34% 1.44%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 29 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 9,667 35.97% 3,975 41.12% 64.62% 1,137 28.60% 48.18%
26 - 29 7,544 28.07% 1,285 17.03% 20.89% 648 50.43% 27.46%
22 - 25 5,506 20.49% 639 11.61% 10.39% 388 60.72% 16.44%
18 - 21 2,920 10.86% 222 7.60% 3.61% 164 73.87% 6.95%
below 18 1,240 4.61% 30 2.42% 0.49% 23 76.67% 0.97%

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 7,029 26.15% 3,212 45.70% 52.22% 866 26.96% 36.69%
26 - 29 7,459 27.75% 1,679 22.51% 27.30% 732 43.60% 31.02%
22 - 25 6,809 25.33% 883 12.97% 14.36% 506 57.30% 21.44%
18 - 21 3,892 14.48% 327 8.40% 5.32% 219 66.97% 9.28%
below 18 1,688 6.28% 50 2.96% 0.81% 37 74.00% 1.57%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  26 29 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 20,852 63.86% 8,555 41.03% 82.74% 2,477 28.95% 73.02%
600 - 690 8,004 24.51% 1,379 17.23% 13.34% 672 48.73% 19.81%
500 - 590 2,971 9.10% 351 11.81% 3.39% 207 58.97% 6.10%
400 - 490 777 2.38% 52 6.69% 0.50% 35 67.31% 1.03%
below 400 49 0.15% 3 6.12% 0.03% 1 33.33% 0.03%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  710 748 727


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 11,558 41.83% 6,122 52.97% 64.06% 1,406 22.97% 46.14%
600 - 690 9,176 33.21% 2,430 26.48% 25.43% 1,053 43.33% 34.56%
500 - 590 4,859 17.58% 807 16.61% 8.44% 459 56.88% 15.06%
400 - 490 1,805 6.53% 188 10.42% 1.97% 124 65.96% 4.07%
below 400 236 0.85% 9 3.81% 0.09% 5 55.56% 0.16%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  659 709 673

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 18,732 28.24% 8,113 43.31% 59.06% 2,353 29.00% 47.13%
16 - 19 12,360 18.63% 2,747 22.22% 20.00% 1,182 43.03% 23.67%
12 - 15 13,049 19.67% 1,676 12.84% 12.20% 806 48.09% 16.14%
8 - 11 10,560 15.92% 714 6.76% 5.20% 391 54.76% 7.83%
below 8 11,631 17.53% 488 4.20% 3.55% 261 53.48% 5.23%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  15 22 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 35,016 52.79% 9,597 27.41% 69.86% 2,905 30.27% 58.18%
44 - 47 16,074 24.23% 2,609 16.23% 18.99% 1,242 47.60% 24.87%
40 - 43 10,917 16.46% 1,222 11.19% 8.89% 664 54.34% 13.30%
36 - 39 3,497 5.27% 262 7.49% 1.91% 154 58.78% 3.08%
below 36 828 1.25% 48 5.80% 0.35% 28 58.33% 0.56%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  50 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 15,340 23.13% 4,272 27.85% 31.10% 1,257 29.42% 25.18%
10 - 12 40,190 60.59% 8,109 20.18% 59.03% 3,093 38.14% 61.95%
8 - 9 8,602 12.97% 1,133 13.17% 8.25% 523 46.16% 10.47%
6 - 7 1,701 2.56% 175 10.29% 1.27% 97 55.43% 1.94%
below 6 499 0.75% 49 9.82% 0.36% 23 46.94% 0.46%

overall
averages
all
applicants
admits enrolled
  11 12 12

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