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First I'd like to apologize if anyone saw my thread on the UM boards... it's pretty similar but I wanted to clarify for both schools.
I am applying to UCB this fall. I have a 31 ACT, 3.9 UW, 4.6 W GPA. Ranked 12/510. Solid ECs (varsity football, track, BPA nationals twice) but nothing remarkable. Highly competitive OOS high school. I would like to study Finance or management.
I was wondering, what would give me a better chance of getting accepted into Haas: freshman year Industrial Engineering or LSA? I would enjoy studying either Industrial Engineering or Economics, in case I am not accepted into Haas.
I am a bit worried that after two years, I could be declined to Haas, which has something like 40% acceptance rate (if I remember correctly). That said, I want to increase my chances of getting accepted to Haas (if I'm accepted to UCB).
Also, would applying to Berkeley's College of Engineering lower my chances of being accepted to UCB? I'd like to think I'm a match/high match for Berkeley L&S, but I'm not sure for CoE.
If it means anything - I have taken Macro Econ and scored a 5. I have taken Calculus AB, BC (5s), and I'm taking Calc 3 through University of Illinois (currently A) and AP Stats (expecting 5). I scored 4 on AP Lang, and English is definitely my weakness. I will have 9 total AP classes by graduation. SAT IIs: 800 Math II and 770 Physics. ACT Subscores - 35 math 33 science 29 reading 26 english.