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I am a senior this next year at Berkeley High in Berkeley, CA and I am compiling all my stuff to apply in november, etc.
I want to go to UCB, but I am putting together a list of backup schools. Would UCSB accept me as an undergrad with my stats...that is really the underlying question here.
Weighted (which they don't look at...): 4.0
SAT: 1890, CR:570, Math:690, Writing:630
SAT II: Chemistry:620, Math II: 700
Varsity Golf Team all years, (Captain for Junior and Senior)
-Won the Gold Crown Award from Columbia University for building the website of my high school's newspaper. 1,558 magazines and newspapers from across the US applied, 11 were chosen, one of those being my high school.
-I am a senior editor for my high school newspaper.
-Honored by my school district for the award.
-I am the officer of technology for my school.
-I am the executive director a new satire publication for my school's 3,300 student body.
-I volunteer every Friday at my local elementary school in the after-school science program. (25 hours soph. year, 25 Junior year, 25 more to come this next year)
-I volunteered at the Lawrence Hall of Science, a museum in Berkeley, CA (20 hours)
-Volunteered at a Junior golf academy as an instructor for 30 hours throughout the soph and junior year
-One of the 25 high school interns that were chosen to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs in Berkeley, CA. I work in the Information Technology division with Financial Systems.
-I run my own software and web developing company. (It is not really a company yet, but I am building my portfolio with a extensive line of client