Transfer Profile

When we review transfer applicants, we look at a wide variety of factors, some more easily quantifiable than others.

Transfer Applications

Transfer Applications for Fall 2021 

  Total
Applicants 28,457
Admits 5,435
Enrolled 3,436
Admit Rate 19%

Academic Performance

GPA statistics for admitted transfer students

GPA Median Middle 25% - 75%
Transfer GPA 3.92 3.80-4.00

Background

Ethnicity or Race Statistics

% of entering class (domestic only) *

Ethnicity or Race Transfers
African American 7%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 29%
Hispanic 28%
White 32%
Unknown 3%

* 14% of the entering transfer class are international students

44%

of transfers (domestic) are first-generation college students

36%

of entering transfers are from underrepresented backgrounds

72%

of the transfer class receive financial aid

33

countries represented

Statistics About Admitted Transfer Students

Overview by College and School Applied To
  Applicants % of Applicants Admits Admit Rate
Total 28,457 100% 5,435 19%
The College 21,385 75% 4,826 23%
Samueli School of Engineering 4,297 15% 459 11%
School of Theater, Film & Television 1,140 4% 20 1.8%
School of the Arts & Architecture 1,021 4% 83 8.1%
School of Music 210 1% 37 18%
School of Nursing 404 1% 10 2.5%

Click on the name of the college/school above to see these figures by major.

Overview by School Type Transferring From
  Applicants % of Applicants Admits % of Admits Admit Rate
CA Community Colleges 23,564 83% 5,044 93% 21%
Other UC Campuses 1,506 5% 215 4% 14%
CA State Universities 569 2% 25 0.5% 4.4%
Other Schools 2,818 10% 151 2.8% 5.4%

Admitted Transfer Student Profiles From Past Years

Frequently Asked Questions

California community college transfer applicants are given priority consideration, then UC-to-UC transfer applicants are considered.

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