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10 Easiest Transfer Majors: UCSC, UCR, UC Merced

10 Easiest Transfer Majors: UCSC, UCR, UC Merced

Post Series: All About Majors

Choosing a UC major if your GPA is sort of wonky

As part of a series on the Top Ten easiest majors for transfer students at each of the UCs, the following covers Santa Cruz, Riverside and Merced.

As previously noted, these lists do not include the following:

  • Language:  All language majors have higher admits and lower admitted GPAs
  • Creative arts, which usually have lower GPAs but include a portfolio (and often have low admit rates)
  • STEM majors because of the high number of required prep courses.

If you are not clear about Mid-Range GPA or Admit Rate, see 10 Easiest Majors at Berkeley, UCLA and San Diego for details.  You may also view the 10 Easiest Majors at Irvine, Davis and Santa Barbara.

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Santa Cruz

 MAJORMID-RANGE GPAADMIT RATE
1.Women's Studies3.31 - 3.6871%
2.Art History3.20 - 3.6368%
3.Linguistics3.04 - 3.7171%
4.Literature3.13 - 3.6774%
5.History2.98 - 3.6072%
6.Legal Studies2.93 - 3.4766%
7.Earth Science3.08 - 3.5070%
8.Community Studies3.16 - 3.6169%
9.Politics3.06 - 3.6569%
10.Anthropology3.10 - 3.6767%

10 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Riverside

 MAJORMID-RANGE GPAADMIT RATE
1.Ethnic Studies2.86 - 3.3689%
2.Global Studies2.93 - 3.4875%
3.English2.96 - 3.5977%
4.History2.97 - 3.5575%
5.Religious Studies2.83 - 3.2880%
6.Public Service - Poli Sci2.90 - 3.5188%
7.Anthropology2.90 - 3.5179%
8.Economics3.02 - 3.5481%
9.Political Science2.91 - 3.5377%
10.Sociology2.91 - 3.4477%

4 Easiest Majors to Transfer into UC Merced

I only listed four here because there are not that many majors at Merced and the Comp Sci and Bio majors are fairly competitive and course-intensive.

 MAJORMID-RANGE GPAADMIT RATE
Undeclared2.92 - 3.4194%
Economics3.03 - 3.5464%
Political Science2.96 - 3.5962%
Psychology2.91 - 3.4856%

source: https://universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/transfers-major

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CA College Transfer offers college admissions services to students hoping to transfer to a UC. Lindy King is the author of the best-selling UC transfer book, "How to Transfer to a UC from a California Community College," now in its 2nd edition. Available on Amazon and iTunes.

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