Profile of Admitted Applicants - Fall Quarter 2012
As of August 2012, UC Irvine received a campus record of 70,062 applications for fall quarter 2012, not including limited status applicants. This represents a 10.7% increase over fall quarter 2011. Final numbers are not yet available but here is where we currently stand:
|Fall Quarter 2012
UCI is expecting to enroll over 5,000 new freshmen and approximately 1,950 new transfers for fall quarter 2012.
Admitted Freshman Applicants
Range of Test Scores and GPA
Students admitted to UCI have a demonstrated record of academic and personal achievement. While UCI does not utilize a formula in selecting students, students admitted as freshmen for the fall 2012 term share the following characteristics:
- An average high school grade point average (GPA) of 4.02. Note: UCI uses a maximum number of 8 honors grade points in determining the GPA.
- The middle 50% of the admitted freshman class has an SAT Critical Reading score between 510 and 650 an SAT Math score between 570 and 720, and an SAT Writing score of 530 and 680.
- The average number of total "a-g" courses (full-year) taken was 50.
- 97.9% of all freshman admitted students completed at least four years of mathematics.
- A typical student offered admission completed six (full-year) academic courses in the senior year.
Distribution by Diversity and Geographical Area
- The largest number of freshman students will be enrolling from Los Angeles County, followed by the Bay Area counties, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and San Diego and Imperial counties.
- The largest proportion of entering freshmen will start UC Irvine as students majoring in Biological Sciences (20.6%), and then Engineering (16.6%), followed by Undecided/Undeclared (16.5%), Social Sciences (13.4%), Physical Sciences (8.0%), Humanities (5.2%), Business (4.4%), Information and Computer Sciences (3.8%), Social Ecology (3.1%), Pharmaceutical Sciences (2.8%), Arts (2.8%), Health Sciences (1.5%), Other (1.0%), and Nursing (0.4%).
- Various ethnicities are represented in the enrolling freshman class as follows: African-American 2.9%; Mexican-American 16.0%; Spanish-American 4.4%; American Indian <1%, Asian-American 55.7%; Caucasian 17.5%; and Decline to State 2.9%.
Admitted Transfer Applicants
6,595 applicants were offered admission, a 0.6% increase over fall
2011. Of these, 96.0% are attending a California community college.
Academic and Personal Achievement
Students admitted to UCI have a demonstrated record of academic and personal achievement and share the following characteristics:
- 98.7% of admitted transfer students report a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
- 99.8% of admitted transfer students will complete 60 or more semester units prior to enrolling at UCI.
- Preference for admission was given to California community college students who will have completed 60 or more UC transferable units by the time of entry to UCI and who have met minimum UC eligibility. Students admitted to the following majors have met all prerequisite courses required for admission to the major: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, all Economics majors, all Engineering majors, Information and Computer Sciences majors, Mathematics, and Physics.
Distribution by Diversity
- The largest proportion of entering transfer students will start UCI as Social Sciences majors (33.2%), followed by Humanities (15.9%), Engineering (10.3%), Social Ecology (9.4%), Biological Sciences (8.8%), Physical Sciences (7.5%), Business (4.8%), Information and Computer Sciences (3.6%), Arts (3.0%), Health Sciences (1.2%), Other (0.3%), and Nursing (0.2%).
- Various ethnicities are represented in the entering transfer students as follows: African-American 2.5%; Mexican-American 12.0%; Spanish-American 4.3%; American Indian <1%; Asian-American 49.8%; Caucasian 27.7%; and Decline to State 2.9%.