UCSD has received 70,474 freshman and transfer applications for Fall 2011, the second highest number of applications received by a UC campus.
Freshman applications were up 12.1 percent with a total of 53,455 applicants. Transfer student applications showed an increase again this year, up 19.9 percent from 2010 with a total of 17,019 applications, reflecting a record number of applications from both transfer and freshmen students. The mean high school grade point average (GPA) is a 3.77; the average GPA among transfer students is 3.29.
“We are pleased to receive a record number of applications from students with such outstanding academic qualities,” said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. “As our outreach efforts continue to attract more talented first-generation and underrepresented students, we are concerned about the persistent decline in state funding for higher education and how it will affect access for our prospective hard-working and promising students.”
Diverse applicants continue to increase among freshmen and transfer students. Data for UC San Diego freshman applications of underrepresented students for Fall 2011 show a 27.4 percent increase.
The University of California received a record number of applications for admission to the Fall 2011 term. Overall application volume for Fall 2011 admission increased by 6.1 percent over Fall 2010 (from 134,029 to a record high of 142,235), which includes a 5.7 percent increase (from 100,320 to 106,070) at the freshman level, and a 7.3 percent increase (from 33,709 to 36,165) at the transfer level.