UCSD is, or was, my number one. I found out this evening that I was wait-listed. As far as I see it being wait-listed is as bad as being denied. I know that is slightly pessimistic, but I am being realistic. What I am slightly confused about is why I was not accepted. I was just last week accepted to UCSB as a Regents scholar and accepted to Davis this evening. My cumulative GPA is a 4.0 I got a 2160 on the SAT 700 - Critical Reading; 680 - Math; 760 - Writing; and have played a sport every season of every year of high school (three a year). I am in Girl Scouts and got my Gold Award (equivalent of Eagle Scout) and am extremely active in my community. Last summer I applied and was accepted to do an internship at City of Hope. I worked in the Molecular Pharmacology lab and conducted all of the testing and research on a clinical trial studying PSA levels in post-prostectomy patients. I am published for my work. I am also a member of my school's Mock Trial team, Habitat for Humanity, one of my school's Student Ambassadors, on the Governing Board for the chapter of the Science National Honor Society at my school, and will have taken 8 AP courses by the end of this year scoring 4s and above on each of the tests so far. I realize I did not score particularly well on the SAT and that my GPA is not great but why was I not scored high enough to be accepted?