Profile of Admitted Transfer Students by Major
Fall 2010

Please note:

  • One critical element we are not able to quantify here is the completion of major preparation requirements. Click in the major name below to see the courses you should pursue towards a specific major.
  • An asterisk [*] next to a major name below indicates that the number of applications to this major greatly exceeds the space available. In most cases, this means that both the GPAs and completion of preparatory coursework from successful applicants tend to exceed the overall average.

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College of Letters and Science  

Letters and Science: A - B
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African Languages 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.60 3.60    n/a 110 110 n/a
Afro-American Studies 43 0.28% 26 60.47% 0.54% 25 96.15% 0.85% 3.16 3.25 3.25 96 99 99
American Indian Studies 4 0.03% 1 25.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.80 3.16    n/a 111 105 n/a
American Lit and Culture 51 0.34% 31 60.78% 0.65% 18 58.06% 0.61% 3.37 3.44 3.33 104 105 106
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations 9 0.06% 2 22.22% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.26 3.33 3.14 104 103 106
Anthropology - B.A. 473 3.11% 307 64.90% 6.42% 205 66.78% 6.97% 3.39 3.57 3.53 98 101 101
Anthropology - B.S. 74 0.49% 12 16.22% 0.25% 8 66.67% 0.27% 3.17 3.46 3.40 101 106 103
Arabic 12 0.08% 3 25.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.26 3.56 3.56 86 90 90
Art History 191 1.26% 116 60.73% 2.43% 71 61.21% 2.41% 3.34 3.52 3.44 98 102 104
Asian American Studies 52 0.34% 23 44.23% 0.48% 17 73.91% 0.58% 3.25 3.50 3.41 98 102 104
Asian Humanities 20 0.13% 4 20.00% 0.08% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.28 3.73 3.73 96 107 107
Asian Religions 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.83 3.83    n/a 108 108 n/a
Astrophysics 32 0.21% 17 53.13% 0.36% 7 41.18% 0.24% 3.24 3.55 3.42 102 110 114
Atmos, Ocean and Environmental Sciences 12 0.08% 1 8.33% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.37 3.74    n/a 101 125 n/a
* Biochemistry 430 2.83% 180 41.86% 3.76% 104 57.78% 3.54% 3.45 3.78 3.77 103 106 105
* Biology 926 6.09% 162 17.49% 3.39% 84 51.85% 2.86% 3.27 3.74 3.72 100 106 107
Biophysics 21 0.14% 9 42.86% 0.19% 4 44.44% 0.14% 3.29 3.64 3.40 115 119 111
* Business Economics, Pre 1,974 12.98% 268 13.58% 5.60% 145 54.10% 4.93% 3.45 3.94 3.92 96 103 103

Letters and Science: C - E
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Central and East European Lang/Cultures 5 0.03% 2 40.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.65 3.54 3.26 83 99 105
Chemistry (includes
General Chemistry)
294 1.93% 159 54.08% 3.32% 97 61.01% 3.30% 3.37 3.60 3.53 102 107 107
Chemistry - Materials Science 10 0.07% 6 60.00% 0.13% 2 33.33% 0.07% 3.33 3.57 3.65 105 105 104
Chicana and Chicano Studies 58 0.38% 29 50.00% 0.61% 24 82.76% 0.82% 3.09 3.32 3.29 99 101 101
Chinese 34 0.22% 19 55.88% 0.40% 11 57.89% 0.37% 3.33 3.55 3.40 98 104 106
Classical Civilization 22 0.14% 17 77.27% 0.36% 7 41.18% 0.24% 3.43 3.54 3.30 95 98 95
Cognitive Science, Pre 67 0.44% 35 52.24% 0.73% 23 65.71% 0.78% 3.45 3.62 3.61 102 108 107
* Communication Studies 960 6.31% 103 10.73% 2.15% 72 69.90% 2.45% 3.39 3.94 3.94 93 99 98
Comparative Literature 59 0.39% 24 40.68% 0.50% 14 58.33% 0.48% 3.41 3.49 3.40 95 106 106
Computational and Systems Biology, Pre 8 0.05% 3 37.50% 0.06% 1 33.33% 0.03% 3.38 3.67 3.75 114 114 141
Earth and Environmental Sciences 29 0.19% 3 10.34% 0.06% 2 66.67% 0.07% 3.13 3.77 3.65 96 109 105
East Asian Studies 54 0.36% 30 55.56% 0.63% 20 66.67% 0.68% 3.45 3.55 3.51 100 103 104
Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 27 0.18% 3 11.11% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.19 3.51 3.51 103 115 115
* Economics, Pre 765 5.03% 111 14.51% 2.32% 60 54.05% 2.04% 3.51 3.95 3.94 97 99 98
* Economics/Int'l Area Studies, Pre 327 2.15% 39 11.93% 0.82% 20 51.28% 0.68% 3.46 3.93 3.92 97 101 103
* English 788 5.18% 303 38.45% 6.34% 166 54.79% 5.64% 3.40 3.72 3.70 98 103 103
Environmental Science 99 0.65% 23 23.23% 0.48% 11 47.83% 0.37% 3.39 3.51 3.41 99 108 111
European Studies 22 0.14% 11 50.00% 0.23% 6 54.55% 0.20% 3.42 3.51 3.25 92 103 103

Letters and Science: F - I
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French 33 0.22% 21 63.64% 0.44% 14 66.67% 0.48% 3.28 3.46 3.47 101 102 103
French and Linguistics 10 0.07% 7 70.00% 0.15% 5 71.43% 0.17% 3.52 3.70 3.69 97 99 98
Geography 72 0.47% 42 58.33% 0.88% 27 64.29% 0.92% 3.31 3.57 3.56 97 99 98
Geography - Environmental Studies 52 0.34% 33 63.46% 0.69% 21 63.64% 0.71% 3.40 3.57 3.49 97 103 103
Geology 22 0.14% 6 27.27% 0.13% 5 83.33% 0.17% 3.40 3.56 3.55 99 108 107
Geology/Engineering Geology 5 0.03% 2 40.00% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 2.99 3.28 3.40 99 113 120
Geology/Paleobiology 4 0.03% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.92    n/a    n/a 114 n/a n/a
Geophysics and Space Physics 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.00 2.92    n/a 105 105 n/a
Geophysics/Applied Geophysics 3 0.02% 1 33.33% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.52 3.74    n/a 119 105 n/a
German 14 0.09% 8 57.14% 0.17% 3 37.50% 0.10% 3.43 3.65 3.88 106 103 104
Global Studies 230 1.51% 40 17.39% 0.84% 17 42.50% 0.58% 3.49 3.91 3.87 100 102 105
Greek 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Greek and Latin 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.59    n/a    n/a 108 n/a n/a
Hebrew 5 0.03% 2 40.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.45 3.61 3.61 90 94 94
* History, Pre 606 3.99% 254 41.91% 5.31% 183 72.05% 6.22% 3.38 3.73 3.72 98 101 101
Iranian Studies 7 0.05% 4 57.14% 0.08% 2 50.00% 0.07% 3.41 3.43 3.44 96 99 99
Italian 11 0.07% 6 54.55% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.33 3.55 3.49 103 96 95
Italian and Special Fields 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.89 3.88    n/a 85 112 n/a

Letters and Science: J - L
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Japanese 111 0.73% 58 52.25% 1.21% 32 55.17% 1.09% 3.37 3.61 3.51 97 101 101
Jewish Studies 16 0.11% 8 50.00% 0.17% 7 87.50% 0.24% 3.29 3.38 3.38 101 105 105
Korean 10 0.07% 5 50.00% 0.10% 4 80.00% 0.14% 3.33 3.46 3.39 96 103 103
Latin 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.28    n/a    n/a 23 n/a n/a
Latin American Studies 46 0.30% 20 43.48% 0.42% 10 50.00% 0.34% 3.23 3.47 3.35 100 105 99
Linguistics 91 0.60% 64 70.33% 1.34% 47 73.44% 1.60% 3.51 3.64 3.60 104 104 102
Linguistics - Anthropology 18 0.12% 10 55.56% 0.21% 7 70.00% 0.24% 3.32 3.45 3.38 95 105 109
Linguistics and Asian Lang/Cultures 24 0.16% 11 45.83% 0.23% 8 72.73% 0.27% 3.37 3.54 3.50 97 99 99
Linguistics and Computer Science 3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.56 3.71 3.88 102 111 129
Linguistics and English 13 0.09% 8 61.54% 0.17% 5 62.50% 0.17% 3.44 3.71 3.61 106 105 100
Linguistics and French 5 0.03% 3 60.00% 0.06% 3 100.00% 0.10% 3.35 3.62 3.62 86 103 103
Linguistics and Italian 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 2.76    n/a    n/a 108 n/a n/a
Linguistics and Philosophy 11 0.07% 2 18.18% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.16 3.38 3.38 99 110 110
Linguistics and Psychology 53 0.35% 29 54.72% 0.61% 19 65.52% 0.65% 3.41 3.60 3.56 98 103 101
Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 2 0.01% 1 50.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.77 3.95 3.95 100 106 106
Linguistics and Spanish 12 0.08% 10 83.33% 0.21% 8 80.00% 0.27% 3.39 3.43 3.44 104 107 108
Linguistics, Applied 4 0.03% 2 50.00% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.71 3.76 3.76 102 105 105

Letters and Science: M - N
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Marine Biology 36 0.24% 5 13.89% 0.10% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.11 3.45 3.16 103 126 150
Mathematics 162 1.07% 86 53.09% 1.80% 46 53.49% 1.56% 3.40 3.61 3.53 100 106 105
Mathematics, Applied 44 0.29% 24 54.55% 0.50% 13 54.17% 0.44% 3.33 3.60 3.56 108 109 113
Mathematics/Applied Science 151 0.99% 80 52.98% 1.67% 45 56.25% 1.53% 3.53 3.72 3.69 98 105 104
Mathematics/Atmos
and Ocean Sciences
3 0.02% 2 66.67% 0.04% 1 50.00% 0.03% 3.59 3.92 3.94 116 126 117
Mathematics/Economics 217 1.43% 138 63.59% 2.89% 83 60.14% 2.82% 3.57 3.71 3.66 103 106 105
Mathematics for Teaching 56 0.37% 20 35.71% 0.42% 11 55.00% 0.37% 3.32 3.61 3.60 102 109 110
Mathematics of Computation 11 0.07% 5 45.45% 0.10% 2 40.00% 0.07% 3.33 3.57 3.45 98 103 105
Micro Bio/
Immunology/
Molec Genetics, Pre
139 0.91% 60 43.17% 1.25% 31 51.67% 1.05% 3.42 3.68 3.64 104 108 106
Mid East and N African Studies 48 0.32% 16 33.33% 0.33% 8 50.00% 0.27% 3.41 3.60 3.47 98 110 118
Molecular,Cell, and Developmental Biology 161 1.06% 79 49.07% 1.65% 45 56.96% 1.53% 3.43 3.68 3.63 104 108 108
Music History 35 0.23% 21 60.00% 0.44% 9 42.86% 0.31% 3.31 3.55 3.57 98 106 107
Neuroscience 103 0.68% 34 33.01% 0.71% 16 47.06% 0.54% 3.39 3.67 3.72 100 107 104

Letters and Science: P - W
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Philosophy 386 2.54% 232 60.10% 4.85% 136 58.62% 4.62% 3.37 3.54 3.46 98 100 100
Physics 106 0.70% 60 56.60% 1.25% 30 50.00% 1.02% 3.40 3.60 3.50 105 108 109
Physiological Science 123 0.81% 37 30.08% 0.77% 26 70.27% 0.88% 3.36 3.69 3.69 95 105 105
* Political Science, Pre 1,164 7.65% 351 30.15% 7.34% 205 58.40% 6.97% 3.39 3.75 3.73 96 100 100
Portuguese 2 0.01% 0 0.00% 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.28    n/a    n/a 83 n/a n/a
Psychobiology, Pre 149 0.98% 38 25.50% 0.79% 28 73.68% 0.95% 3.36 3.69 3.68 99 108 107
* Psychology, Pre 1,551 10.20% 383 24.69% 8.01% 287 74.93% 9.76% 3.38 3.78 3.77 95 100 99
Religion, Study of 45 0.30% 17 37.78% 0.36% 12 70.59% 0.41% 3.24 3.53 3.43 99 102 100
Russian Language and Lit 6 0.04% 1 16.67% 0.02% 0 0.00% 0.00% 3.36 3.95    n/a 79 114 n/a
Russian Studies 6 0.04% 2 33.33% 0.04% 2 100.00% 0.07% 3.24 3.65 3.65 113 138 138
Scandinavian Languages 8 0.05% 4 50.00% 0.08% 1 25.00% 0.03% 3.20 3.53 3.23 105 109 104
* Sociology, Pre 682 4.48% 146 21.41% 3.05% 97 66.44% 3.30% 3.34 3.73 3.69 95 101 100
Southeast Asian Studies 10 0.07% 6 60.00% 0.13% 4 66.67% 0.14% 3.31 3.42 3.28 95 103 105
Spanish 68 0.45% 35 51.47% 0.73% 23 65.71% 0.78% 3.24 3.44 3.41 96 102 102
Spanish and Community and Culture 20 0.13% 13 65.00% 0.27% 9 69.23% 0.31% 3.38 3.58 3.55 100 103 104
Spanish and Linguistics 6 0.04% 4 66.67% 0.08% 4 100.00% 0.14% 3.30 3.44 3.44 98 95 95
Spanish and Portuguese 9 0.06% 6 66.67% 0.13% 3 50.00% 0.10% 3.60 3.70 3.63 106 104 103
Statistics 75 0.49% 39 52.00% 0.82% 23 58.97% 0.78% 3.51 3.69 3.61 100 103 102
Women's Studies 158 1.04% 82 51.90% 1.71% 53 64.63% 1.80% 3.30 3.50 3.46 97 100 100

Letters and Science: Undeclared and Total
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Undeclared - Plysical Science 1 0.01% 1 100.00% 0.02% 1 100.00% 0.03% 3.03 3.03 3.03 94 94 94
Undeclared - Social Sciences 10 0.07% 10 100.00% 0.21% 9 90.00% 0.31% 2.93 2.93 2.87 42 42 46
total 15,207 100.00% 4,782 31.45% 100.00% 2,941 61.50% 100.00% 3.39 3.68 3.65 98 103 102
School of the Arts and Architecture  
major # applied % of all
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Architectural Studies 251 29.60% 21 8.37% 30.43% 18 85.71% 29.03% 3.29 3.62 3.64 128 104 103
Art 178 20.99% 14 7.87% 20.29% 14 100.00% 22.58% 3.39 3.55 3.55 120 107 107
Design | Media Arts 178 20.99% 8 4.49% 11.59% 7 87.50% 11.29% 3.27 3.52 3.48 117 97 91
Ethnomusicology 46 5.42% 10 21.74% 14.49% 9 90.00% 14.52% 3.36 3.46 3.43 119 96 97
Music 125 14.74% 9 7.20% 13.04% 8 88.89% 12.90% 3.32 3.43 3.37 117 90 83
World Arts and Cultures 70 8.25% 7 10.00% 10.14% 6 85.71% 9.68% 3.26 3.75 3.77 104 109 110
total 848 100.00% 69 8.14% 100.00% 62 89.86% 100.00% 3.31 3.56 3.55 120 102 100
School of Engineering and Applied Science  
major # applied % of all
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enrolled
Aerospace Engineering 96 5.53% 10 10.42% 2.51% 7 70.00% 4.05% 3.31 3.86 3.81 115 131 141
Bioengineering 118 6.80% 32 27.12% 8.04% 5 15.63% 2.89% 3.43 3.87 3.86 121 136 124
Chemical Engineering 161 9.27% 60 37.27% 15.08% 35 58.33% 20.23% 3.51 3.79 3.75 125 139 140
Civil Engineering 282 16.24% 32 11.35% 8.04% 14 43.75% 8.09% 3.34 3.83 3.80 117 132 136
Computer Science 249 14.34% 47 18.88% 11.81% 20 42.55% 11.56% 3.36 3.80 3.75 117 132 124
Computer Science and Engineering 170 9.79% 51 30.00% 12.81% 18 35.29% 10.40% 3.43 3.80 3.70 117 129 126
Electrical Engineering 307 17.68% 117 38.11% 29.40% 51 43.59% 29.48% 3.44 3.80 3.76 119 128 126
Materials Engineering 29 1.67% 9 31.03% 2.26% 5 55.56% 2.89% 3.36 3.71 3.68 118 140 157
Mechanical Engineering 324 18.66% 40 12.35% 10.05% 18 45.00% 10.40% 3.36 3.89 3.85 115 124 124
total 1,736 100.00% 398 22.93% 100.00% 173 43.47% 100.00% 3.39 3.81 3.77 118 131 131
School of Nursing  
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Nursing (for RNs) 37 22.29% 9 24.32% 45.00% 6 66.67% 37.50% 3.11 3.46 3.43 163 120 131
Nursing (pre licensure) 129 77.71% 11 8.53% 55.00% 10 90.91% 62.50% 3.31 3.64 3.61 121 112 114
total 166 100.00% 20 12.05% 100.00% 16 80.00% 100.00% 3.27 3.56 3.54 130 116 121
School of Theater, Film, and Television  
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Film and Television 511 67.06% 17 3.33% 43.59% 15 88.24% 41.67% 3.33 3.69 3.66 113 102 102
Theater 251 32.94% 22 8.76% 56.41% 21 95.45% 58.33% 3.36 3.57 3.56 113 104 103
total 762 100.00% 39 5.12% 100.00% 36 92.31% 100.00% 3.34 3.62 3.61 113 103 103