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Patricia Garcia
Assistant Director of Undergraduate
Admissions and Relations with Schools
Fall 2013 CSU-UC Counselor Conference
On Becoming a Bruin…
• Nearly 95% of all incoming freshmen attend summer
orientation, receiving extensive information on course
planning and assistance with course enrollment.
• 94% of freshmen live on “The Hill” and on-campus
housing is guaranteed for three years.
• UCLA’s freshman class includes students from nearly all
50 states and over 80 countries.
• Welcome Week festivities are designed to inspire a sense
of Bruin Pride in new students.
More on UCLA’s Freshman Year Experience
• UCLA’s first-year curriculum includes innovative multidisciplinary courses, such as the Freshman clusters, and small
group seminars (Fiat Lux) with distinguished faculty.
• 60% of freshman entrants earn a degree in the major they
choose during their 1st year.
• UCLA offers over 125 majors and more than 80 minors.
Support for the Freshman Year Experience
• The Bruin Resource Center and UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative
provide numerous resources and services to enable students to
get the most out of their UCLA education.
• 54% of all undergraduates are awarded need-based scholarships
or grant aid; the average award in 2012-13 was $17,369.
• UCLA ranked #1 among 25 public universities that enjoy the
greatest percentage of freshmen who return for their 2nd year
[Source: U.S. Department of Education]
What you can expect from UCLA for Fall 2014
• UCLA plans to enroll 4,100 California residents (same as Fall
2013).
• UCLA expects to use a waitlist to maximize freshman enrollment.
• Effective with the fall 2013 term, UCLA will offer two new majors:
- (Pre-) Financial Actuarial Mathematics, and
- Film and Television.
• New! UCLA will host a fall open house for prospective applicants
on Saturday, September 28; for more information of all fall
admissions events, see www.admission.ucla.edu/Events
Lisa Przekop
Director of
Admissions
CSU-UC Counselor Conference 2013
Outcomes and Outlook…
Fall 2013 Outcomes
• 29% of new freshmen are
underrepresented
• 38% of new freshmen are first
generation college students
• 77% of ELC students admitted
• 563 admitted from Wait List
Fall 2014 Outlook
• No changes in selection process
• Science majors should declare major
• SAT Subject Exam Recommendations:
Engineering: Math Level 2
Creative Studies: Major related exam
• Accepting electronic transcripts from
Docufide and eTranscript CA
Pick up a copy of our Horizons Newsletter
LIMITLESS ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES
College of Letters & Science
College of Engineering
College of Creative Studies
• 17,000+ undergraduates
• 80 majors and 40 minors
• New minors in Theater and
Theater Production
• 1,200+
undergraduates
• 5 majors
• Selection by major
• ~400 undergraduates
• 8 majors
• Supplemental application
required; selection by
faculty
• “Create” knowledge
LIVING-LEARNING
BALANCED LIFESTYLE
• UCSB is a residential
campus, small
commuter population
• Housing is
guaranteed! 8
Residence Halls, 3
Apartment Complexes,
some with ocean
views!
• Transportation is easy -- no need for a car, but
a bike is a MUST!
• 85% participation rate
in activities make UCSB
an active campus!
Spring Insight Open House: April 12
Virtual Open House April 15
Connect
with UCSB
Online
Register at http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/VirtualUCSB.asp
College Week Live
chats, college fairs, videos
Application & Personal Statement
Webinars
Drop-in chat hours in Oct. & Nov.
Counselor Webinars
UCSB Counselor Mailing List
Join The Conversation
Welcome to the Counselor Conference!
Frosh Update
Michael McCawley,
Director of Admissions
Fall 2013 Outcomes
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5,000+ application increase
Admit rate less than 50%
Reduced size of incoming class
Waitlisted students admitted
• Increased academic quality
• Maintained diversity
Admitted frosh GPA Profile
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4.0 or higher – 37.1%
3.5 to 3.99 – 49.8%
3.49 or lower – 13.1%
Mean – 3.86
What to Expect for 2014
 Enroll 400 more frosh
 Maintain selectivity
 Use holistic review
 More school visits
UCSC looks for well-rounded, academically strong students
who will enrich the student experience at our campus.
The Student Experience
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Accessible faculty
Undergraduate research
Commitment to public service
Leadership opportunities
Our residential colleges
Connecting to Your Inner Slug
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THE SLUG CONNECTION
E-SLUG NEWSLETTER
E-MAIL: [email protected]
WEB: admissions.ucsc.edu
PHONE: 831.459.4008 / 831. 459.2131
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
SOCIAL MEDIA
VISIT THE CAMPUS – tours weekdays
and PREVIEW DAY OCTOBER 19
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