Planning to take Physic and Math II SAT Subject tests
5 European History
3 Physics C Mechanics
Planning to take Physics B, AP Lit, AP chem, AP French, Ap Calc BC
Currently in the IB Program
Unweighted GPA 3.3
Weighted GPA 3.85 out of 5
Class Rank 942/11742
-Played soccer for 4 years
-Created physics club at school and i am the current president
-Worked at several volunteer sites and i have a total of 210 hours
Ap scholar with honor
Maxima Cum Laude
National Honor Society
National Science Honor Society
I belive my essays are pretty good and do reflect my personality
I have recomendations from my physics, chem, and math teacher which i believe ae strong
I think it is a reach. I say this because I think your SAT is decent, you're GPA is low to me. You're weighted is their 25 percentile for their average. Also, your rank isn't right. 942 out of 11742 is no way near top 10%, and people have told me that rankings matter a lot. They also don't look at recommendations, so that is irrelevant. Good luck though!
sorry for the confusion. i'm in the ib program, so i'm guessing the graduating class is the all the ib schools in my county. i'm really not sure if that is the reason for why i have such a large graduating class, but thats what it says on my transcript. disregard the teacher recommendations. i made mistake on that. thank you all for all the feedback.
Hello, I'm a senior in a florida public high school, and I would like to know my chances for UF and FSU
-unweighted GPA- 3.64
rank in class- 28 5.6 GPA
hard class rigor (11 AP's, lots of honors classes)
A few good extracurriculars- 3 years on varsity tennis, 4 years in Orchestra. My sister attends UF, and my father and uncle are both alumni.
4 AP tests passed (Ap World, Ap psych, Ap Lang, Ap US history)
I'd love to be a gator and Fsu is my safety school, so please give me your perspective
Question- what is your weighed GPA based upon a 4.00 scale. If your unweighed is 3.6, with your 11 AP classes, you should be in the 4.0 – 4.1 range, not a 5.6 as listed. If in fact your true UFL weighed GPA is over a 4.2 with a 1960 SAT, then you have a fairly good shot. If I were you, place a deposit on housing ((NOW)), if you so need on-campus housing. Request for housing usually fills up quick.
People keep saying it's a reach yet they look at just the numbers. I'm going to keep saying it again and again on these threads:
1-Take what you read on college confidential lightly
2-It's not all about the numbers. Admissions is both super holistic and have a randomness to them.
So what does this mean? OVERALL your application should be solid IN ADDITION to portraying you as a higher ed thinker, learner, leader, innovator, and/or entrepreneur. That portrayal comes by how all the pieces of your application portray you as (essay plays big roll). If the application portrays you to exactly what admissions wants, you're good to go. Now what does the randomness mean? It means people who are accepted just as easily could've been rejected and vice versa. UF is turning away a LOT of highly eligible, qualified applicants lately; nothing to do with "oh they weren't qualified here" or "they messed up there"...just literally, space issues and limitations force them to turn away students who may as well be more qualified than over half the admitted students.
It stinks but that's what happens when the demand spikes up.
Totally agree except for one point-
Ask yourself, does UFL really thoroughly review with a holistic goal all 30,000+ freshman applicants?
It comes down to a numbers game, and the higher your numbers, the greater the probability of obtaining acceptance. Anyone can get lucky and become admitted with below average stats and attribute the acceptance to a “holistic overview”, but I believe the “holistic overview” is a nice way of allowing the UFL admission committee to circumvent law and allow economically/ socially disadvantaged applicants to obtain admission. In a nut shell, affirmative action is still alive and many applicants are gaining admission that should of had been turned away. Call it the OBAMA effect...
I agree that state universities are mostly a numbers game, but only as a start. I'm not going to sit here and let someone say that they say they do holistic review just for economically/ socially disadvantaged applicants. That's bull. If the person is qualified, which they usually ARE, they have the CHANCE to get in. If they don't, they don't. Plain and simple. THEN, I think they say they do holistics and look at other things besides numbers. They do because they want a balanced CLASS - as in couple amazing musicians, couple amazing volunteers, couple amazing football players, ect. But they don't just accept someone because of they're disadvantaged. That's BS that people use as an excuse for why they didn't get accepted.
@ilovethe47: Then explain to me why I see many lower academic ended students get into the university. I've seen it for the last, so many years. I'll say this: The admissions officers are PROFESSIONALS. They know how to do proper, full holistic reviews of an application and how to do it fast. Yeah, 30,000+ is a big number, but take this into account: During an election, there are votes. In one state, there are millions of ballots. It takes no more than a week (two if it's taking too long; actually THAT is too much) for a committee of people to count and report the votes. I know you may be thinking "Ohhhh but it's just counting and sorting, way different than reviewing" but fact of the matter is that counting ballots is a lot of work. Not as much as admissions, however if millions of ballots can get counted in the short amount of time they do, 30,000 applications to a school can get counted properly when the time is well taken.
@Cens10: I'm not going to say you're wrong, but I'm going to say you MAY not be right. That's a lot of speculation, especially for the admissions process which is, albeit done by experts, complex and intricate in how they go about.