to register data - Fall 2003
Each year, students admitted as freshmen
to the University of California for the upcoming Fall must
file a statement of intent to register (SIR) by May 1. The
SIR data for all domestic students admitted as freshmen for
Fall 2003 are now available at: Table
1, Table 2, Table
3. In brief summary, the figures show:
- Systemwide, SIRs increased 1.8 percent
for Fall 2003. This year 33,198 students have filed an SIR,
compared to 32,608 for 2002.
- The University of California continues
to make every effort to provide a place on one of its campuses
for California residents who meet UC admission requirements.
This year 6,397 applicants who were not admitted to the
campuses where they initially applied were offered at space
at UC Riverside, and 629, or 9.8%, accepted this offer.
- There are additional opportunities for
students to enroll in the Winter and Spring terms at the
San Diego and Berkeley campuses. This year, 963 students
filed SIR’s for Winter and Spring, bringing the total
SIRs for the full academic year to 34,161 students systemwide,
an increase of 2.2 percent over the 33,426i received in
- For underrepresented students, the systemwide
increase was 5.7 percent, with 6,117 SIRs received for Fall
2003, compared to 5,785 for 2002. As a proportion of class
filing SIRs, underrepresented students increased to 18.4
percent, from 17.7 percent in Fall 2002.
- Five campuses experienced increases
in the number of underrepresented students filing SIRs for
Fall 2003: UC Davis saw a 23.6 percent increase, UC Riverside
a 14 percent increase, UC Santa Cruz a 12 percent increase,
UC Irvine a 9.9 percent increase, and UC Berkeley registered
a 4.6 percent increase.
- UCSD experienced higher than expected
SIRs for both Fall 2001 and 2002, and the campus planned
for a decrease in the number of registered freshmen for
Fall 2003. For the first time since 1998, UCSD offered Winter
Quarter admission to freshmen applicants, resulting in 90
additional SIRs. While there was a 10 percent decrease in
its total Fall 2003 SIRs, underrepresented students increased
as a proportion of the total SIRs to 13.2 percent, up from
12.7 percent in 2002.
- UCLA's total SIRs decreased by less
than 1 percent, and SIRs from underrepresented students
decreased by 0.8 percent. Underrepresented students made
up 18.2 percent of the SIR class in Fall 2003, down from
19.7 percent in Fall 2002. UC Santa Barbara saw a 3.4 percent
decrease in the number of SIRs from underrepresented students.
NOTE: These figures reflect all domestic students, both California
and out-of-state residents. Fall 2003 figures are from the
5/28/03 management report, and fall 2002 figures are from
the 5/22/02 management report. These figures may differ slightly
from campus data reported as of any other dates.
i Figure represents total SIRs
for 2002, including Fall and Spring terms.