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Higher ACT, 33 than gpa, 3.8 does this eliminate top colleges?

LshofronLshofron Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
I have a higher ACT, 33, than my gpa, 3.8 (unweighted) - does this eliminate top colleges? For example, UCLA, UCB, UNIV. OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, BROWN, POMONA, USC?
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Replies to: Higher ACT, 33 than gpa, 3.8 does this eliminate top colleges?

  • yearbookstalkeryearbookstalker Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    lolol I think you're fine, as long as you've taken APs/Honors, have great ECs, and have some sort of flair to add to the colleges. I don't see why you would eliminate those schools
  • LoremIpsumLoremIpsum Registered User Posts: 3,501 Senior Member
    A 3.8 unweighted GPA isn't all that bad; you've perhaps been reading CC too long!

    A lot might depend on how rigorous your class selection was (was it "most rigorous"?) and how free or stingy your school is in awarding A's (is your class rank in the top 10%?). At Brown, only 2% of the applicants not in the top 10% get accepted; your other schools should be more lenient.
  • commanderkeen42commanderkeen42 Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    My advice is to have something to make you stand out; there's a lot of people with similar numbers--myself included--and schools want to see uniqueness.
  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    What's your EC file? Until we see your EC file, the ratings below are provisional.

    UCLA: Match (if full freight OOS)/High match (otherwise)
    UCB: Match (if full freight OOS)/High match (otherwise)
    UTA: Low match
    Brown: Reach
    Pomona: Reach
    USC: Match/high match
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