Freshman intent 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 (pdf)Table 2 (pdf)Table 3 (pdf). 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 2002.

  • 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.