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1 Patricia Garcia Fall 2013 CSU-UC Counselor Conference Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools

2 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. UCLAs 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.

3 UCLAs first-year curriculum includes innovative multi- disciplinary 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. More on UCLAs Freshman Year Experience

4 The Bruin Resource Center and UCLAs 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] Support for the Freshman Year Experience

5 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 What you can expect from UCLA for Fall 2014

6 Lisa Przekop Director of Admissions CSU-UC Counselor Conference 2013

7 Fall 2013 OutcomesFall 2014 Outlook 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 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 Outcomes and Outlook…

8 LIMITLESS ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES College of Letters & ScienceCollege of EngineeringCollege 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

9 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! LIVING-LEARNING BALANCED LIFESTYLE

10 Register at Connect with UCSB Online Spring Insight Open House: April 12 Virtual Open House April 15 UCSB Counselor Mailing List Join The Conversation College Week Live chats, college fairs, videos Application & Personal Statement Webinars Drop-in chat hours in Oct. & Nov. Counselor Webinars

11 Welcome to the Counselor Conference! Frosh Update Michael McCawley, Director of Admissions

12 Fall 2013 Outcomes 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 4.0 or higher – 37.1% 3.5 to 3.99 – 49.8% 3.49 or lower – 13.1% Mean – 3.86

13 What to Expect for 2014 UCSC looks for well-rounded, academically strong students who will enrich the student experience at our campus. Enroll 400 more frosh Maintain selectivity Use holistic review More school visits

14 The Student Experience Accessible facultyAccessible faculty Undergraduate researchUndergraduate research Commitment to public serviceCommitment to public service Leadership opportunitiesLeadership opportunities Our residential collegesOur residential colleges


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