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Cognitive Science Major at UCSD

Helo12345Helo12345 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
How hard is it to get into the cognitive science program at UCSD, UCSB, UCI?


3.85 capped gpa
1500 SAT

Replies to: Cognitive Science Major at UCSD

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 26,718 Forum Champion
    edited May 13
    Stats alone will not get you into nor rejected from any school so beyond your stats, what is your HS course rigor, SAT II subject tests and EC’s? Also you will need some outstanding personal insight essays.

    UC’s tend to be more GPA focused vs. test scores. Below is some statistical data and not major specific so depending upon the competitiveness of the major, you need to be above the averages.

    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted:
    UCB: 10%
    UCLA: 9%
    UCSD: 34%
    UCSB: 38%
    UCD: 41%
    UCI: 38%
    UCSC: 70%
    UCR: 84%
    UCM: 95%

    2018 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCB: 4.23
    UCLA: 4.23
    UCSD: 4.16
    UCSB: 4.13
    UCI: 4.13
    UCD: 4.11
    UCSC: 3.96
    UCR: 3.81
    UCM: 3.71

    2018 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT:
    UCB: 1360-1540
    UCLA: 1340-1540
    UCSD: 1300-1520
    UCSB: 1270-1500
    UCD: 1220-1480
    UCI: 1230-1490
    UCSC: 1210-1450
    UCR: 1130-1380
    UCM: 1020-1280
  • Helo12345Helo12345 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    edited May 13
    advocate at the American cancer society
    3D Printing Program Director
    CS Club President
    Editorial Internship
    Lego Robotics Instructor
    - own
    USSSC competitions
    App competitions
    (and a few more I can't think of right now)

    Math 2 Subject Test (730) and Physics (no score yet )
  • Helo12345Helo12345 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Took 10 semesters of AP/UC Approved Honors Classes
    Going to take another 8 semesters senior year
  • Helo12345Helo12345 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    is cognitive science a comparatively easier major for me to get in? If not according to my stats and ec what majors would boost my chances
  • Helo12345Helo12345 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
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