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OOS Chances

brent7009brent7009 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
I am a senior from Los Angeles.
I applied EA
GPA: 3.9 weighted (My school does not do class rank, I have a class of 1048-yeah its big- and im definitely in the top 8-10%
SAT: R: 660 M: 630 W: 640 1930 total
US History: 770 Bio: 620
ACT: I have been practicing and all my tests are around a 31/32.
AP Tests: 5 AP Euro 5 AP Enviro 5 AP US 3 AP English
Im also taking 4 APs this year which will give me a total of 8 in high school (I know UNC likes to see course rigor)
EC: Involved in 4 clubs and have a leadership position in 2
I work at a local soccer league, so I have some work exp.
I volunteer for a local aquarium sponsored by Heal the Bay as well as tree people, another large environmental group in LA. In Heal the Bay, us volunteers were recognized for being influential in banning the plastic ban by the city of Santa Monica.
I know it might not be the best resume, but is it worth taking a visit there? I heard that helps.
Also is it true that all OOS are entered into a lottery and then picked?
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Replies to: OOS Chances

  • brent7009brent7009 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    512 views and still not one reply? Can someone help me?
  • smack28752smack28752 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    Being a state supported university, UNC limits its enrollment of out-of-state students to 18% of its first year class. With an incoming class of around 4,000, there are about 720 slots available for OOS and international students. As a result, competition is fierce for those spaces.

    For the class of 2016, 19,500 OOS applied, approx 2,900 were admitted and 714 actually enrolled.

    The average SAT score for that class was 1935, ACT was 30 and 91% had weighted GPAs over 4.0. Again, for OOS, those averages are MUCH higher, though I have not seen them published. There are many forums with discussions on the subject as well as predictive tools that can provide some staistical data and analysis.

    I do not want to seem discouraging but do want present an honest picture. If you were in-state, you would still need a strong application with excellent essays to secure a seat. And though it may not seem fair, an OOS student needs near Ivy League stats to get in to UNC.
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