California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education Participant Profile

The most recent Southern California Forum was held on April 27, 2013, at University of California, Irvine (UCI). 1064 students were in attendance from the California State University, the University of California, and private and independent colleges and universities throughout Northern California. The most recent forum held in Northern California was at Saint Mary’s College on October 26, 2013, and it had over 1200 participants.

At the Irvine Forum, 90% of the student attendees had a GPA of 3.0 or better (with 43% above 3.5), while over half (62%) of the attendees indicated they were the first generation in their families to attend college.

Academic majors of the students attending the 2013 Irvine Forum in April 2013 fell into the following categories:

Percentage Category
30% Social Sciences
9% Arts and Humanities
10% Engineering/Computer Science/Math
6% Physical and Life Sciences
8% Health Services
9% Education
18% Other Fields

The ethnic backgrounds of participants at the UC Irvine Forum in April 2013 belong to the following categories:

Percentage Category
52% Chicano/Latino
9% African American
13% Asian and Pacific Islander
1% American Indians
12% Caucasian
10% Other/Decline to State

There were approximately 190 recruiting tables at the UC Irvine Forum.

Students from the Following Schools will participate in the April 2014 Forum:

California State University University of California Independent Colleges and Universities
San Luis Obispo Irvine Azusa Pacific University
Bakersfield Los Angeles California Baptist University
Channel Islands Riverside California Institute of Technology
Dominguez Hills San Diego California Lutheran University
Fullerton Santa Barbara Chapman University
Long Beach   Claremont McKenna College
Los Angeles   Harvey Mudd College
Northridge   Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
Pomona   Loyola Marymount University
Sonoma   Mount St. Mary's College
San Bernardino   Occidental College
San Marcos   Pacific Oaks College
San Diego   Pitzer College 
    Pepperdine College
    Pomona College
    Scripps College
    University of La Verne
    University of the Redlands
    University of San Diego
    University of Southern California
    Whittier College