Hey, guys. I know there's already an official admit thread, but I thought there should be a stats thread because I know I definitely browsed them when I was looking to apply to schools! I think they're a good resource for prospective applicants
Rank: school doesn't rank, but top 9% according to UCs
AP: Calc BC, Chem, CS A, Lang, Music, Phy B, Phy C (both), Psych, Stats, US Hist (all 5 except Music and E&M). Planned: Bio, Lit, Japanese, Econ (both), E&M retake.
High School Type: Very competitive public
Extracurriculars: Math/science competitions - USAMTS, JETS-TEAMS (now TSA-TEAMS) varsity captain, FIRST Tech Challenge, etc. Astrophysics research. Admin of school web portal and wiki. Co-president of Computer Science Club. Piano. AwesomeMath Summer Program. CTY.
Awards: NACLO Invitational qualifier, USAMTS Honorable Mention, National Merit Finalist, National AP Scholar
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Meh, pretty sure I'm not going (see location). I hope I can make someone waitlisted happy.
College and Program: Letters and Science - Undeclared
SAT I (by section): CR-680 WR-700 Math-700 = 2080 but superscore is 2140
SAT IIs: Korean-800 Biology E-680 Eng Lit-610
APs: APUSH-3 AP Calc AB-4 AP Bio-4 AP World History-4 AP Psych-4 AP Eng Lang-4
GPA (UW, W): Weighted-4.214 UC GPA-4.08
Rank: 19/455? or something like that
ECs listed on app: Basically none....lol accept few club activities
Job/Work Experience: Customer Service Worker for a year in downtown LA
Essays (subject and responses): I wrote about how i spend my time effectively and how I try to perfect myself by using time efficiently. Second one was about my ap bio teacher - how he inspired me and taught me to set goals.
Applied on (EA?): Regular decision
Hook (if any): Brother got accepted to UCLA last year and is currently attending there.
State or Country: California
School Type: SUCKSSS one of the worst high school ever
[b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I am so glad that i got in!!!! My mom cried when i told her i got accepted to UCLA :')
SAT I (by section): 730CR, 730W, 530M (yep!). This was my best single sitting. 2010 superscore.
SAT IIs: Didn’t take
APs: AP Euro (3), AP US (3), AP English Lang (4). Taking AP Stats, AP US Gov/Comparative Gov, AP Micro/Macro currently
GPA (UW, W): 3.83UW/4.3W
ECs listed on app: 7 musical theatre productions with one lead, a few different clubs centered around humanitarian efforts (one leadership position), j.v. field hockey 1 year and j.v. shotput/discus 2 years. Seriously nothing that intense.
Job/Work Experience: No work experience, but did volunteer ~60 hours at a youth theatre camp as a camp counselor
Essays (subject and responses): I thought they were pretty good. I tweaked the ones I used to apply to another school’s screenwriting program.
Teacher Recs: N/A
Counselor Rec: N/A
Applied on (EA?): 11/14, RD
Hook (if any): URM? First generation, low income
State or Country: CA
School Type: Public (Charter)
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I was so, so not expecting this. I was definitely preparing myself for a rejection. Will be attending if I don’t get into my first choice.
ECs listed on app: Quizbowl, Tutoring (peers), Science Club/Future Medical Students of America, Science/Math Tutoring, FBLA
Job/Work Experience: None other than a lot of community service
Essays (subject and responses): How world has shaped me, Meticulous as personality quality. Both were actually my worst application essays in the long run, but they were still good
Teacher Recs: Saw one (really good), didn't see the other but probably amazing (I helped him out a lot during his first year teaching APUSH)
Counselor Rec: Amazing
Applied on (EA?): November 30
Hook (if any): None
State or Country: Missouri, USA
School Type: Public
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: A spot will most likely open up for someone. I don't mean to brag or anything, but I only applied because I got a fee waiver when applying to UC Berkeley and could add another school at no charge. However, I will keep it under consideration. People on the waitlist: keep dreaming, and your aspirations may come true!
APs: Euro (4), APUSH (3), Physics B (4), Eng Lang (5)
GPA (UW, W): these aren't UC GPAs but 3.7 UW, 4.2 W
Rank: school doesn't rank
ECs listed on app: math team, FBLA, robotics, First Class, band, orchestra, pep band
Job/Work Experience: Kumon instructor for half a year
Essays (subject and responses): I don't remember, haha. Common app was about how much I enjoyed math. My essays weren't anything spectacular but they weren't terrible.
Teacher Recs: English teacher's was really good, math teacher's was probably just decent
Counselor Rec: generic since I got a new counselor at the beginning of this year
Applied on (EA?): I don't remember... early though
Hook (if any): none
State or Country: Illinois
School Type: Public competitive
[b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I'm genuinely shocked. I didn't think I had a chance here since my GPA seemed a bit low, I was out of state, and I was another Asian wanting to do math. But things worked out well.
College and Program: Undeclared, Engineering (1st choice)
SAT I (by section): 800 M, 770 W, 700 CR
SAT IIs: 800MII 800 Physics 770 World History
ACT: Did not submit
APs: 5s: World, Chem, Physics AB, Language, Comp Sci AB
GPA (UW, W): 4.0/4.77 (max UC GPA)
ECs listed on app: So many to list... Eagle Scout, FIRST Robotics, 400 community service hours, etc.
Job/Work Experience: N/a
Essays (subject and responses): Pretty academic, I thought they were TOO academic to be honest.
Teacher Recs: N/a
Counselor Rec: N/a
Applied on (EA?): N/a
Hook (if any): Instate?
State or Country: California
School Type: Public School, ~2,000 students
Ethnicity: Asian American
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Happy about the acceptance, but disappointed that I didn't get the Regents scholarship, because I doubt I will be able to attend UCLA now. Congratulations to everyone who got in. For those waitlisted, keep your hopes up! To those rejected, college admissions is such a crapshoot, don't take this one to heart; I'm sure you'll end up somewhere great!
APs: 9 courses total, WH (3), Chem (3), USH (5), Eng Lang (4), taking 5 this year
GPA (UW, W): 3.9 UW, 4.3 or 4.4 W
Rank: 6/350 and when I moved, around 25/1100 to 35/1100
ECs listed on app: independent Graphic Design, little community service (<50 hrs), Abassador program at school, 2 leadersip pos'ns in a community service club at school, 1 leadership pos'n in another club, yearbook section editor
Job/Work Experience: for less than a year, worked at a learning center, job experience from community service projects, I'm working again now, but I'd already submitted my app
Essays (subject and responses): how being bullied made me stronger as a person and leader, how I survived and succeeded in APUSH; no one read my essays, but I liked them when I read them recently
Teacher Recs: N/A (not considered)
Counselor Rec: N/A (not considered)
Applied on (EA?): Regular (only option)
Hook (if any): income <$60k
State or Country: CA (in-state)
School Type: Large public
Ethnicity: Caucasian/White/Middle Eastern
Seems like they accepted a lot of people (but maybe that's just b/c all my friends are nerds), I'm so glad I got in! UCLA is great for my major But the financial aid package isn't as great as the one UCSD offered me (Chancellor's scholarship). I'd be paying over $11,000 from loans and working at UCLA per year, but that's okay! Seriously considering attending here...Sorry to those of you who didn't receive a letter! You're all amazing, nonetheless. College admissions have been especially unpredictable these past few years.
College and Program:College of Letters and Science Business Economics
SAT I (by section): M-690 CR-600 W-640
SAT IIs: 730 Biology, 720 US History
APs: Biology (5), US History (5), English Literature and Composition (Senior Year), Calculus AB (Senior Year)- school doesn't offer many
GPA (UW, W): 4.0 UW, 4.8 W
Other stats: Dual-enrollment at community college; College Statistics (98), College Algebra (98)
ECs listed on app: Habitat for Humanity, English tutor, Chinese tutor, Academic tutor, Environmental Club, Seeds for a Change, Outreach Club, Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity Crew (coxswain), Extreme Home Makeover volunteer, Big Buddies, SALSA
Job/Work Experience: 25 hrs/wk as a Hostess for past four years
Essays (subject and responses): One of them was overcoming challenge of living with Fibromyalgia I think
Teacher Rec: AP English teacher and College Math teacher were both AMAZING
Counselor Rec: Probably really good even though I am a online HS Student
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I am just so ecstatic that I got in, it was my number 2 school after Stanford (waiting to here back). I knew admissions could go either way so congratulations to everyone that made it in, and to those that didn't- don't fret, you are still AMAZING
College and Program: College of Arts and Sciences; Biochemistry
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/289
SAT I (breakdown): Math/Critical Reading Score: M- 670 CR- 740
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP World History, AP Language and Composition, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB and AP Government
Extracurriculars: Relay for Life (Team Captain, 3 yrs); Green Team (Secretary and Treasurer, 3 yrs); National Honor Society (2yrs); Key Club (2 yrs); Varsity Football (2 yrs); Varsity Track and Field (2 yrs)
Essays: I think I wrote one about a big decision I made in choosing high schools, which I thought was quite significant at the time (two very powerful and prestigious private schools vs. one lonely "ghetto" public school). Another essay I wrote was about a racial incident I overcame when I first begun attending the aforementioned public school. By the way, choosing the public school is the best choice I could have ever made; not that it matters to anyone else besides me.
State (if domestic applicant): Washington
Country (if international applicant): United States
School Type: Public
Income Bracket: Around $120,000 annually
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Out-of-state student who can afford the tuition, but will not attend if given an acceptance to a private school (like USC)!
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I feel proud to be accepted to UCLA during a year with so many applicants. Although I'm hoping to get into one of my private schools (USC, Stanford, Penn, Cornell or Claremont McKenna), I still feel blessed to be appreciated by a school with such history and success. I hope many students on this forum get accepted to UCLA as well. Who knows, maybe we'll all end up going here in the end. Only time will tell
ECs listed on app: Japanese Club Treasurer, not sure what else, really. My ECs were pretty weak...really regret it.
Essays (subject and responses): First one I'm not sure how to explain it. Second one was my experience volunteering at a wildlife center.
State or Country: CA
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese)
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I wasn't planning on going to LA anyway, so I guess in a way I don't really care. It kind of bites that I wasn't even waitlisted though. Ah well. Maybe it was my ECs, maybe it was my essay, maybe it was my GPA, maybe I should've tried harder on the SAT...who knows. But congratulations to everyone who got in!