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UC Berkeley fall 2008 entering class

  Freshmen Transfers
  2008 2007 2008 2007
Total 4,300 4,334 2,040 2,100
Ethnicity  
Native American 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 0.8%
African American 3.5% 3.1% 3.8% 4.1%
Chicano/Latino 12.1% 12.1% 15.5% 15.0%
Filipino/Pilipino 3.9% 4.0% 2.9% 3.0%
Total Asian/PI 41.9% 42.9% 28.2% 27.9%
Chinese 23.6% 24.2% 14.4% 14.7%
East Indian/Pakistani 4.8% 4.6% 2.9% 2.5%
Japanese 1.8% 1.6% 1.7% 1.8%
Korean 4.7% 5.6% 4.1% 4.1%
Other Asian 3.4% 3.0% 1.9% 1.5%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.6%
Vietnamese 3.4% 3.6% 3.0% 2.7%
Caucasian 30.0% 30.5% 38.4% 39.0%
Other 1.4% 1.3% 2.0% 1.9%
Ethnicity not reported 6.8% 5.6% 8.4% 8.4%
First generation
(neither parent has 4-year degree)
28% 31% 47% 48%
Geographic location  
Total from CA 85.3% 90.7% 91.8% 93%
SF Bay Area 30.1% 32.5% 41.0% 42.7%
Other Northern California 9.3% 10.2% 13.2% 12.8%
Los Angeles County 21.9% 22.3% 19.3% 18.5%
Other Southern California 17.2% 17.9% 14.1% 13.7%
Central Valley 3.5% 4.6% 2.0% 3.1%
Inland Empire 3.2% 3.2% 2.3% 2.3%
Other US 6.8% 6.2% 1.4% 1.4%
International 7.8% 2.9% 6.8% 5.6%
Academic indicators  
Average GPA (4.0 scale) 3.82 3.82 3.72 3.71
Average GPA (5.0 scale) 4.27 4.25    
Average SAT Composite 1989 1968    
Transfer student age    
Oldest     66 60
Youngest     13 15
Median parental household income  
  $80,000 $75,000 $60,000 $60,000
Percentage with parental income below $40,000  
  27% 30% 36% 36%

Notes: Numbers may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. Fall 2008 data reflects projected enrollment. Fall 2007 shows actual 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.