UCSD Receives 82,000+ Freshman and Transfer Student Applications

The university received the third highest number of student applicants among the UC campuses

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    The University of California, San Diego has received a record number of applications from freshmen and transfer students hoping to attend the school in fall 2013.

    According to school officials, they’ve received a total of 82,340 freshman and transfer applications for the fall quarter. Of all of the University of California campuses, UCSD received the third highest number of applicants.

    Here’s the breakdown:

    Of those fall 2013 applications, 67,392 were from freshman applicants. This number is up 10.9 percent from last year. A total of 14,948 transfer student apps were also received.

    School officials say there are 5,482 or 8.1 percent freshman applicants from San Diego and Imperial Counties. The largest percentage of freshman applicants -- 38.9 percent -- hail from Los Angeles, while 18.1 percent come from San Francisco.

    Diversity among applicants has also increased.

    The number of underrepresented students is up 10.9 percent, with a 7.7. percent increase in African-American freshmen applicants and an 8.2 percent increase in Latino freshmen applicants compared to last year’s numbers. The number of apps from Mexican-American freshmen has also surged 13.4 percent.

    In recent years, UCSD has been among the nation’s top five universities with the most applications. University officials say the average high school GPA for incoming freshmen is 3.77, while the average GPA among transfer applicants is 3.35.

    The most popular majors chosen by freshman applicants include engineering, biology and social sciences. Almost 50 percent of transfer students are social science majors.

    For more details on admission to UCSD, visit this website.

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