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UC Berkeley fall 2009 entering class

  Freshmen Transfers
  2009 2008 2009 2008
Total 5,200 5,200 2,500 2,250
Ethnicity  
Native American 0.46% 0.46% 0.60% 0.80%
African American 2.54% 3.04% 3.84% 4.18%
Chicano/Latino 11.21% 11.00% 14.84% 15.78%
Filipino/Pilipino 3.39% 3.66% 2.52% 3.24%
Total Asian/PI 38.82% 36.77% 24.56% 26.36%
Chinese 20.89% 20.48% 12.80% 13.29%
East Indian/Pakistani 5.34% 4.13% 2.84% 2.80%
Japanese 1.71% 1.68% 1.36% 1.64%
Korean 5.59% 4.21% 3.56% 3.87%
Other Asian 1.91% 2.88% 1.52% 1.73%
Pacific Islander 0.20% 0.16% 0.16% 0.31%
Vietnamese 3.18% 3.23% 2.32% 2.71%
Caucasian 31.07% 26.21% 35.44% 37.51%
Other 1.09% 1.23% 2.40% 1.91%
Ethnicity not reported 4.85% 6.18% 6.68% 8.09%
First generation
(neither parent has 4-year degree)
27% 28% 45% 46%
Geographic location  
Total from CA 89.70% 84.70% 87.50% 91.60%
SF Bay Area 31.34% 31.67% 42.04% 43.42%
Other Northern California 10.61% 9.63% 11.48% 13.96%
Los Angeles County 21.54% 23.35% 19.24% 20.36%
Other Southern California 17.77% 17.85% 14.28% 15.51%
Central Valley 4.23% 3.69% 2.24% 2.27%
Inland Empire 4.13% 3.44% 2.12% 2.53%
Other US 4.71% 6.67% 2.12% 1.29%
International 5.61% 6.81% 10.96% 7.69%
Academic indicators  
Average GPA (4.0 scale) 3.82 3.81 3.72 3.71
Average GPA (5.0 scale) 4.25 4.26    
Average SAT Composite 1988 1970    
Transfer student age  
Oldest     65 67
Youngest     16 14
Median parental household income  
  $84,000 $80,000 $68,000 $63,000
Percentage with parental income below $40,000  
  25% 27% 33% 35%

Notes: Numbers may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. Data reflects projected Fall enrollment. International data is based on visa status, not current home address. Transfer data includes community college transfer students and four-year college transfer students. Ethnic data does not factor in international students.