Can you guys tell me how likely I am to get into UCLA?
By the way, I live in California and am low income, if that helps in any way.
I'm a senior at a prestigious high school ranked 3 in California in terms of academic achievement. Because grades are incredibly competitive, my school doesn't do class ranks. I'm also a first generation Vietnamese American and will be the first to complete high school and go to college in my immediate family.
AP World History B/B (weighted)
Physics Honors B/A (weighted)
Geometry Honors B/B
Health Ed B
AP US History: B/B (weighted)
Chemistry Honors A/A (weighted)
Precalculus Honors C(PROBLEM)/B (weighted)
AP Psychology A/A (weighted)
AP English Composition B/B (weighted)
-3.5 unweighted GPA
-3.75 capped UC-GPA (but UCLA and UC Berkeley doesn't cap GPAs)
-4.1 fully weighted GPA
This GPA is throughout Sophomore and Junior Year. However, I have one C in precalculus honors because I was basically studying for 5 AP classes, two honors classes and a regular class, so that workload hurt my grade in that class, but I brought it up the next semester.
Nonetheless, I think that this C may decrease my chances by A LOT.
My SAT is 2170 (660 reading/720 Writing/790 Math).
My ACT composite score is 33 (35 English/33 Math/30 Reading/33 Science) with an 8 essay.
AP World History - 5
APUSH - 4
AP English Language - 4
AP Psychology - 5
AP Chemistry - 4 (I didn't take the class, I self studied)
AP Biology - 4 (I didn't take the class, I self studied)
Currently, in my senior year, my workload is:
AP English Literature
AP Calculus BC
AP Physics B
American Democracy/Economics series.
Chemistry - 770
Biology - 690
Math II - 700
English Lit - 670
My extracurriculars are:
- Volunteer at Kaiser Main Hospital/Pharmacy every week (Junior/Senior)
- California Scholastic Federation (CSF) life member tutor (junior/senior year)
- Swimming for three years. (sophomore/junior/senior year)
- Cross country (sophomore year)
- Volunteered in Nicaragua to help/tutor poor children and spread hope to the community (junior year summer)
- Public Relations Officer of club that sends money back to Nicaragua to fund education for kids. (senior year)
- Tutoring little brother (in special ed) everyday after school (Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior year)
Background - On how I grew up with a mom who was constantly taking overdoses of pills and how I constantly worried about her health. However, she is gradually getting better, and so, I am driven to think positively in any circumstance now, regardless of how bleak.
Personal Experience - My volunteer trip to Nicaragua and my experiences with tutoring homeless kids and kids with special needs.
So, do I have any chance at all ? I know that since this is College Confidential, everyone has much higher scores/grades than me, but please give an HONEST answer in terms of admission.
Hey, you chanced me so I will chance you back. I don't know how much they factor in low-income/prestigious high school, but based on everything else, I would say you have a shot, but you are definitely not at all a sure thing. Your volunteer work and pretty strong SAT will help you and it could possibly offset your lower GPA. Good luck!