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Table 1 Sample means (Standard Deviations in Brackets)

From: College major peer effects and attrition from the sciences

  All Intended major
  Students Science Non-science
Asian 38% 46% 34%
Black or Hispanic 17% 14% 18%
White 37% 32% 39%
Other 8% 8% 9%
Math SAT score 613 636 601
  [89] [87] [88]
Verbal SAT score 578 580 577
  [93] [94] [92]
UC-Adjusted HS GPA 3.77 3.86 3.72
  [0.43] [0.41] [0.44]
Cumulative college GPA 3.01 2.92 3.06
  [0.59] [0.60] [0.58]
Declared science as final major 28% 61% 11%
Graduated from college 82% 81% 82%
w/ science degree 24% 49% 10%
Time to degree (Quarters) 12.71 12.95 12.58
  [1.50] [1.52] [1.46]
Observations 241,062 84,466 156,596
  1. Notes: The sample consists of three cohorts of students that enrolled in one of 8 UC campuses for the periods 1995-1997, 1998-2000, and 2001-2003.