Freshman intent to register data - Fall 2002

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 2002 are now available at: Table 1 (pdf), Table 2 (pdf). In brief summary, the figures show:

  • Systemwide, SIRs increased 5.1 percent. This year 32,608 students have filed an SIR, compared to 31,018 in 2001.
  • For underrepresented students, the systemwide increase was 9.9 percent, with 5,785 SIRs received for Fall 2002, compared to 5,262 for 2001.
  • As a proportion of class filing SIRs, underrepresented students increased to 17.7 percent, from 17 percent in Fall 2001.
  • Five campuses experienced increases in the number of underrepresented students filing SIRs for Fall 2002, led by UC San Diego with a 43.4 percent increase. UC Riverside saw a 20.2 percent increase, UC Santa Barbara a 19 percent increase, UCLA a 16.7 percent increase and UC Santa Cruz an 11.6 percent increase.
  • UC Berkeley saw a 5.1 percent decrease in its total SIRs. Underrepresented students increased to 15.1 percent of the total SIRs, up from 14.5 percent in 2001. These data are consistent with Berkeley's admissions decisions for Fall 2002, which reflect a 1.9 percent total decrease in admits when compared to Fall 2001. The reduction in admissions offers was tied to UC Berkeley's agreement with the city of Berkeley limiting the total number of students on campus in a given year.
  • UC Irvine's total SIRs decreased by 4.1 percent, and SIRS from underrepresented students decreased by 22.1 percent. In Fall 2001, UCI experienced a 12.9 percent increase in total SIRs and a 37.4 percent increase in SIRs from underrepresented students. In 2002, UCI seeks to enroll a freshmen class of 3,950 students, 150 fewer freshmen than fall 2001. The total number of SIRs received is consistent with campus goals.
  • UC Davis saw a 5 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 2002 figures are from the 5/23/02 management report, and fall 2001 figures are from the 5/23/01 management report. These figures may differ slightly from campus data reported as of any other dates.