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Looking for some real insight as my son is still waiting to hear from several schools he applied too.
As a normal High School Senior, he applied to several schools 14 in total four were dream schools (reach schools) the remaining where average or what is called safe schools.
He has heard back from two schools so far UCSD and UCD and was rejected by both. UCSD was considered a 36% chance of acceptance and UCD was at a 63% chance of acceptance. He is disappointed and not sure why he was rejected.
He is an Honor Student, top 10% of his senior class of 950 students, 4.1 GPA, 100 hours’ community service, ACT 28, SAT 1300, two sport all conference and academic teams. Yet an individual we know was accepted into UCSD with significantly lower GPA, limited community service, etc.. Not comparing the two just trying to figure out the reasoning.
We are still waiting to hear from the other 12 schools.