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College chances

1c0nic1c0nic Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited August 13 in What Are My Chances?
Hello I'm a incoming senior and I'm wondering what are my chances for these colleges I might be apply to.

UCSB
UCSD
UCI
UCD
UCSC
UC RIVERSIDE
TEXAS A M
UNIVERSITY OF AUSTIN IN TEXAS
CAL POLY SLO
CAL POLY POMONA
UNIVERSITY OF BOSTON


APs taken in Junior Year:
APUSH
APENG

APs taking in senior year:
AP CAL AB
AP JAVA

WEIGHTED GPA JUNIOR YEAR:
3.665

UNWEIGHTED GPA JUNIOR YEAR:
3.335

GRADES FOR FIRST SEMESTER JUNIOR YEAR:
A -PRE CAL
B - APUSH
B - APENG
C - CHINESE 3
A - Art
B - Physics

GRADE FOR SECOND SEMSTER JUNIOR YEAR
A - PRE CAL
B - APUSH
B - APENG
B - CHINESE 3
A - ART
A - PHYSICS

SAT SCORE:
Oct (2016) 1080
May (2017) 1140
(Signed up for October 2017 SAT aiming for 1250+)

ACT:
JUNE 2017 (24)

Extra Curricular:
Been on dragon boat team for 3 years going into my 4th

Volunteered for the dragon boat team through out my years in the team to help raise money.

If you need anymore information to calculate my chances please let me know.

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Replies to: College chances

  • 1c0nic1c0nic Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Help me pleaseeee
  • glittervineglittervine Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    edited August 13
    We would need your cumulative UW GPA and your UC GPA.

    Based off the information you've given so far, assuming your cumulative is similar to your junior year GPA:

    UCSB: high reach/out of reach
    UCSD: high reach/out of reach:
    UCI: high reach/out of reach
    UCD: high reach
    UCSC: high reach
    UC RIVERSIDE: reach
    TEXAS A M: reach
    UNIVERSITY OF AUSTIN IN TEXAS: high reach/out of reach
    CAL POLY SLO: reach
    CAL POLY POMONA: high match
    UNIVERSITY OF BOSTON: assuming you mean Boston University, high reach

    I'm sorry, but I think you need to reconsider your college list. Your GPA and standardized test scores are not competitive for the majority of the schools you are looking at. You can get a great education at a less selective school where you can be admitted and thrive.
  • 1c0nic1c0nic Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    My UC Gpa is 3.56 unweighted and 3.73 weighted.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 17,808 Senior Member
    I agree you are aiming too high for the majority of the schools on your list. If you are CA resident, consider more Cal states.

    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.40-3.79:

    UCB: 2%
    UCLA: 3%
    UCSD: 6%
    UCD: 15%
    UCSB: 14%
    UCI: 13%
    UCSC: 59%
    UCR: 78%
    UCM: 92%
  • glittervineglittervine Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    edited August 13
    In that case, I'd adjust UCR down to a low reach or high match. Why don't you have Merced on your list? You seem to be pretty squarely in the middle 50% for admitted student GPA and ACT, so that would make a good match for you.
  • 1c0nic1c0nic Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I used rogerhub's UC admission calculator and it says "holy smokes" for both UC santa cruz and Riverside, then a 54% for Santa Barbara, 37% for Davis, and a 31% for irvine. Is the this calculator accurate?

    Link - https://rogerhub.com/uc-undergraduate-admissions-calculator/
  • sparkykoolkatsparkykoolkat Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I wouldn't trust that calculator.
  • itsintheprocessitsintheprocess Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    I'm not that familiar with California schools but I agree with @glittervine on how BU is a reach. If you're really considering it you would need an SAT of 1400+ (avg. for BU 2021 was 1450) or an ACT of 30+ (avg. BU 2021 being 32). Not trying to discourage you at all, but if you're serious then you need to study really hard for these tests.
  • 1c0nic1c0nic Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Thank you guys but I still need more suggestions on which other safety schools for my major I might study for (architecture or Computer science). Need more help!
  • Dovahkiin012200Dovahkiin012200 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    San Diego State University, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Pomona are pretty decent in terms of ranking for engineering in general ( Computer Science often falls into that category). For UC's all would be pretty good, but UC Merced seems like a good match (if you are in the top 9% of your class you automatically get in). You could also apply to UC Santa Cruz and Riverside, they aren't too far of a stretch. UCI, UCSB, UCSD, and UCD would all be reached but you can still apply. I think that's a good list if you intend to stay in California. Although some might think you have no chance at a school like UC San Diego there were a couple of people at my school just last year who had a 3.6 GPA, 1100 SAT, not too many EC's, but got in. Try to add to those EC's, get good letters of Rec. and awesome personal statement then you should be fine.
  • 1c0nic1c0nic Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    wait i heard UCs do not accept letters of rec, but only private colleges is that true?
  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 17,808 Senior Member
    UC Berkeley is the only UC that accepts LOR's by invitation only as of last year. Things can always change for this year.
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 7,945 Senior Member
    (if you are in the top 9% of your class you automatically get in).

    @Dovahkiin012200
    Nope, not that simple. If you qualify for ELC then the State can advise you which university has space:
    http://www.ucop.edu/student-affairs/programs-and-initiatives/undergraduate-admissions/eligibility-local-context.html
    To be designated as ELC, a student must have attended an eligible, participating California high school, satisfactorily completed a specific pattern of 11 UC-approved courses prior to the start of senior year, and have a UC-calculated GPA that meets or exceeds the top 9 percent GPA benchmark established by UC for their school. To maintain the ELC status, the student must satisfy the general admissions requirements including the successful completion of the 15 required “a-g” courses, maintain a 3.0 GPA and submit an official copy of ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test scores.
  • Dovahkiin012200Dovahkiin012200 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    @aunt bea yes that is true, however, it isn't as difficult as it sounds.
  • aunt beaaunt bea Registered User Posts: 7,945 Senior Member
    ^Yes, I've had students complain that they thought they were ELC, but missed a requirement. It's not automatically pass-go.
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