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***UC BERKELEY CLASS OF 2023 DECISION THREAD (STATS ONLY)***

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I know I am late for the Early admits but for the regular admits here you are.....

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[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Admitted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Waitlisted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size][/b]

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

Academic stats:

Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
UC Unweighted GPA:
UC Capped Weighted GPA:
UC Fully Weighted GPA:
Eligibility in Local Context?:

Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available):
Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections):
ACT (total and sections):
SAT Subject Tests (if any):
AP exams (scores in parentheses):
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars:
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:

Essays (topics, details):
Letters of recommendation:

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
High school type:

Gender:
Race/ethnicity:

Applied for need-based financial aid?:
Pell grant eligible?:
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

Highest level of parent education:
Living with both, one, or no parents?:
Relation to alumni of college:

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27860 replies155 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited March 7
    Thank you to @ucbalumnus for their suggestions on making this template even better.
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  • disneygirl14disneygirl14 23 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Env Science (college nat resources)

    Academic stats:


    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9

    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.5
    Eligibility in Local Context?: yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): top 5/200+
    Comments about course load (including senior year):

    ACT: 32

    AP exams USH (4), World His (4), CS principles (3)-not submitted



    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: standard and a lot of them.

    Volunteer/Community service:about 100 hours food kitchen
    Summer Activities: club soccer (elite team)

    State CA

    High school type: Catholic, private

    Gender:F
    Race/ethnicity:W


    Reflection

    Strengths: Grades, rank
    Weaknesses: no "spike"
    Why you think you were accepted: Over others, who knows. Entire process is madness.

    In at UCSB, Holy Cross, Fordham. WL @ NYU, Midd, Carleton. Denied: Pomona, Pitzer. Waiting on other longshots.
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  • futurehealthyrdfuturehealthyrd 45 replies17 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    In State
    College of Natural Resources
    GPA: 3.75
    7 AP classes
    SAT: 1100
    AP Scholar
    I have no idea how this happened what the heck
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  • Hammad80Hammad80 66 replies21 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    WAITLISTED

    Biochemistry

    UC Capped: 4.05
    UW: 4.00
    ACT: 30 (E- 26, M 32, R- 31, S- 30; W- 8)
    Top 4%
    In-State

    JV Badminton from 9th - 10th. Var 11th.
    Speech and Debate (11th)
    SciOly (11th)
    Chemistry Research over the summer (11th)

    Chem AP: 4
    Taking AP Bio this year

    Good Essays
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  • idontknoidontkno 38 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Biological Sciences (Genetics,
    Genomics and Development)

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): n/a
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (35 E, 34 M, 36 R, 35 S, 10 W)
    SAT II: 800 Math 2, 780 Chem
    Weighted UC GPA: 4.58
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):7/498
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chem (5) Bio (5), Comp Sci (4), Calc AB (5), Eng Lang(5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Lit, AP Physics 1, AP Gov, AP Macro Econ, Ceramics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMF, PTA reflection for literature, various school awards, Principal Honor Roll

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): NHS (VP), Tutorial Club (President 2 yrs), Dance Teacher, LA Biomed Research project, CSF, Interact
    Job/Work Experience: Dance Academy Teacher/secretary/PR, LA Biomed summer fellow
    Volunteer/Community service: Harbor UCLA community hospital volunteer (~200 hrs), Tutoring (~400 hours), Teaching Dance (~200 hrs), CSF, Interact
    Summer Activities: LA Biomed summer fellow (2018), UCLA nanotech lab (2017)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9/10? not sure, it's very subjective, wrote about leadership, my passion about dance,/art and my passion for making difference by participating in community work
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: No

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Biological Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:

    Reflection

    Strengths: long term commitment to certain ECs and Volunteer work
    Weaknesses: nothing extraordinary that stands out
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Stats, long term commitment to ECs and Essays
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at SLO, UCR (Regents), UC Davis (Regents), UCSD, UCLA, UCI (CHP), Harvey Mudd, USC, and UCB. Waitlisted at Uchicago. Rejected at MIT, JHU, Pitzer, and Princeton
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  • 19parent19parent 228 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 28
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): none
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: L&S

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.92
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.27
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.63
    Eligibility in Local Context?: yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): school doesn't rank
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1500 (800 math 700 R/W
    ACT (total and sections): didn't take
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math2 (800) Chem (700)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): CalcBC (5), World (4), USH (5) Lang (5) Chem (4) Senior AP Stats, Econ, Govt, Physics 1 & 2, Spanish, Lit
    IB exams (score in parentheses): None offered
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Varsity Cheer (captain), Yearbook (Editor in Chief)
    Job/Work Experience: Coach
    Volunteer/Community service: Girls Math/Math Circle (VP)
    Summer Activities: MIT Womens Technology Program

    Essays (topics, details): Adoption, MIT Math, Science Fair Problem, Coaching

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Large Public

    Gender: Female

    Applied for financial aid?: Yes
    Highest level of parent education: PhD
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Single Parent

    Reflection

    Strengths: Strong Math, Leadership, Well Rounded, Transracial family
    Weaknesses: SAT R/W could be higher -
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Strong in Math, Variety of Experiences
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, UCD, UCR, UW
    Waitlisted: UCI
    Rejected: Northwestern, MIT (deferred then rejected), Harvard, Rice, Columbia, Princeton

    General Comments: So you can get into Berkeley and UCLA.....oh, D19's addresses never changed
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  • ydal2019ydal2019 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
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    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Berkeley UG Scholarship

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Interdisciplinary studies (L&S)

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.38
    Eligibility in Local Context?: Yes
    Comments about course load (including senior year): No IB or AP classes offered at my school but I took all of the honors courses available. First semester of senior year I took honors calculus, government 1, engineering research and development, and expository reading and writing (ended with all A’s)
    SAT (total and sections): I took the SAT 3 times and submitted all of my scores. 1100: 590/510,
    1080: 540/540, 1150: 630/520

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: College Advising Ambassadors, intern at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, club volleyball all four years, high school volleyball,
    Job/Work Experience: none
    Volunteer/Community service: volleyball assistant coach, earth day fair volunteer, day care volunteer, academic ambassador at my school (tutor)
    Summer Activities: Intern at an architecture firm, front desk receptionist
    Essays (topics, details): -first essay is about how I matured as a student and overall person through my experiences with art during my childhood and upbringing -second essay is about both of my internships and how I gained those spots/opportunities -my third essay was about my mental health and how it had affected my grades and how I learned to overcome its challenges -final essay was about my struggle with transitioning into high school, basically explaining my personal and mental space in my first semester of high school to help explain why I had poor grades that semester
    Letters of recommendation: none

    Demographics:
    State: California
    High school type: Public charter school
    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Latina
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes
    Pell grant eligible?: no
    Highest level of parent education: 1 went to community college
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection:
    Strengths: I think my essays were pretty good as well as my GPA. I believe both of my internships helped me out a lot.
    Weaknesses: Weak SAT score. Even my superscore was way below average (1180)
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: SDSU, Cal Poly Slo, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long beach, UC Berkeley (duh), UCSD, UCSC, UCSB, Parsons school of design, University of San Francisco, Marist
    Rejected: UCLA
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  • Ruth23Ruth23 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Environmental sciencs

    Objective:
    SAT : 1440
    ACT:33
    Weighted GPA: 3.96
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable) 368/1350
    AP: 10


    Extracurriculars: gold award, American Indian metal art and beading, hiking, soccer (irrelevant clubs I took for the cord like national art honor society, nhs, and Spanish national honor society)
    Job/Work Experience: neurological study
    Volunteer/Community service: Important stuff I cared about
    Summer Activities: Chickasaw arts academy
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8/10 I wrote very well
    Applied for Financial Aid?: no


    State (if domestic applicant): Tx
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 250+

    Reflection

    Strengths: American Indian with affiliation and involvement to tribe, gold award. Usual fluff like NHS and GPA not important for me.
    Weaknesses: class rank ( competitive school)
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Norte Dame, university of Miami, Tulane, OU, OSU, CU Boulder, Colorado state, William and Mary, TCU, Capped at GAtech. Waitlisted at wake forest. Rejected at Washington and lee.
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  • PineappleMiraPineappleMira 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 28
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): 5, 671
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Undecided in College of Letters and Science

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.81
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.19
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.43

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): School doesn't rank
    Comments about course load (including senior year): I'm taking 7 courses including 3 APs
    ACT (total and sections): 34
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP English Lit (4), APUSH (3), AP French (4)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Principal Honour Roll

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: NHS, Varsity Soccer, JV Tennis, Kendo
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: Aquarium guide, camp councelor, teacher help, festival aid, habitats for humanities, peace and justice, environmental club (head), french club (head)
    Summer Activities: Aquarium Leadership Program

    Essays (topics, details): volunteer, art, sport, identity

    Demographics
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Private, Catholic

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: Bachelor's Degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Single parent
    Relation to alumni of college: none

    Reflection

    Strengths: Well-rounded, strong academics and volunteer work, was very focused on one path (science, marine ecology)
    Weaknesses: ACT could be higher
    Why you think you were accepted: Niche in one area of study
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: UC Davis, UCSB; Waitlisted: UCLA, Northeastern, Boston College; Rejected: Brown, USC, Columbia
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  • taloolabtaloolab 178 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown): 28 composite; accidentally didn't send a 32
    SAT II: N/A
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.3W, 4.0UW
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Predicted all 6s and 7s (equivalent to A- and A)
    Senior Year Course Load: 4 IB classes, 1 Honors, and 1 Elective NH
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Most of my awards are international:
    UKMT math competition: Silver Award (10 students in the whole school achieved)
    Trinity College London 1-3 Distinction for Flute
    Trinity College London 3 Distinction for Theatre
    School academic award
    Top Tutor Award

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): All of the honor societies, including national honor society; best buddies; random acts of kindness club -- really nothing extremely impressive, I know
    Job/Work Experience: 2 years at one of the biggest retail companies in the US; managerial position at 17 years old; corporately recognized; several awards from the company
    Volunteer/Community service: 500+ hours
    Summer Activities: N/A
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): I wrote about my passions and my upbringing and how it all contributed to who I am as a person (this was all spread across the 4 PIQs) I honestly would give myself an 8.5/10
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: N/A

    Applied for Financial Aid?: You betcha
    Intended Major: Can't exactly remember but it's in L&S
    State (if domestic applicant): VA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: I would rather not say; but it's not too high not too low (has changed since my chance me)
    ELC Eligibility: idk
    First Generation: Nope

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essays, grades and course rigor probably; I honestly just think I was a unique applicant when it comes to my actual story
    Weaknesses: ACT ACT ACT SCOORREEEE
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: i was myself in my application
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UC Davis, UCSB, UCI, UC Berkeley NDNU, Menlo College, SCU, GMU, USC, Occidental
    Waitlisted: N/A
    Rejected: Stanford REA (rip i know), UCLA, UPenn, Duke
    Waiting: Georgetown

    General Comments:
    BE YOURSELF AND TELL THE WHOLE STORY
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  • vangoghhomevangoghhome 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Admitted!!

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: L&S (International Relations/Global Studies)

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9348
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.6304

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 24/704 at time of applying
    Comments about course load (including senior year): 8 total AP courses completed at time of application, choir all four years incl. varsity choir 11th/12th grade.
    APs: Comp Sci A, Psych, Human Geo, WHAP, APUSH, Lang, Bio, Phys 1
    Senior year course load: Calc BC, Health (Sem 1) and Speech (Sem 2) (required in TX to graduate), AP Lit, AP Gov, AP Eco, study hall, AP Euro
    SAT (total and sections): highest sitting w/ the essay was a 1480 (740 both categories) but I wasn't paying attention to the score selection and sent them all my scores, including my 1560 (790 R/W, 770 M) which I unfortunately did not take with the essay. Honestly not sure if the 1560 even factored in or not but there it is.
    ACT (total and sections): n/a
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Lit- 760, US History- 780
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Comp Sci A (4), Psych (5), Human Geo (5), WHAP (5), APUSH (4), Lang (5), Bio (4)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): n/a
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Commended on Natl Merit but nothing super special

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Debate (9-12, captain since 10th grade, elected historian last year, elected president this year; qualified for state and national tournaments), Choir (awards since 9th grade for "Superior" solo performance (lol)) FBLA, MUN
    Job/Work Experience: Sales associate at Daiso since Aug 2018
    Volunteer/Community service: Habitat for Humanity (secretary of high school chapter), National Honor Society, Key Club
    Summer Activities: Visited colleges including Cal this summer but otherwise nothing notable

    Essays (topics, details):
    #1- Leadership topic; talked about debate and balancing pursuit of individual success w/ helping others succeed
    #2- Academic subject topic; talked about studying Eurocentric history as a woman of color and gaining more interest once my studies diversified and I could see how patterns in history repeat themselves
    #3- Community service; talked about volunteering w Habitat & getting personal w people
    #4- What makes me a strong candidate; intersections of identity (I'm a queer woman of color) and how that's shaped my identity, making me more empathetic/more passionate about going out into the world and helping people
    I was honestly pretty proud of these. Solid 8.5-9/10 at LEAST.

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): TX
    High school type: Large, public

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Asian/Filipino

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Not eligible at this university, unfortunately
    Pell grant eligible?: No

    Highest level of parent education: Bachelor's
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
    Relation to alumni of college: None

    Reflection

    Strengths: Dedication to certain ECs over time.
    Weaknesses: Grades, I guess? I got more Bs than I would have liked. No fancy awards either.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: NOT a single clue. This was one of my reach schools. I think my writing might have helped.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UT Austin, University of Houston
    Waitlisted: UCLA
    Rejected: Swarthmore, Barnard, Rice
    Waiting: Stanford but my expectations are, uh... extremely low

    General Comments:
    Made an account just to post here! Very happy to at least be accepted somewhere out of state. My advice to rising juniors is to apply based on where you think you'll fit best, but also, don't limit yourself! You can't predict where you'll get in; at the start of application season, I would've told you I thought I had a better chance of getting into any one of the three schools I got rejected from than Berkeley, and look how that worked out. Shoot your shot and see what happens. :wink:
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  • mangofrangomangofrango 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 29
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: (Pre) Global Studies

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.92
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.1
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.45
    Eligibility in Local Context?: Yep

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): top 5%/280
    Comments about course load (including senior year): I picked fairly easy classes with two AP's, one honors/dual-enrollment, one dual-enrollment, and three classes at CC in my county.
    SAT (total and sections): n/a
    ACT (total and sections): 31 (32 superscore but uc's dont superscore)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Lit - 710, BioE - 670
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Psych (5), Lang (5), Bio (3), Chem, Euro, APES, Gov, Calc
    IB exams (score in parentheses): none
    CC classes: about 10, I believe
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nopee

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: writing contest winner (school), international poetry contest winner (in'tl), published in a literary journal (regional)
    Extracurriculars: Founded a donation drive at my school, started a feeding program in the Philippines which fed over 200 people, Rotary-Interact (held office for two years), CSF, Earth Club, Optimist Club, Track, Cross-country, Tennis.
    Job/Work Experience: Office Secretary at Kumon, Crew member at a Tastee Freez
    Volunteer/Community service: mostly seen above as most clubs are community service oriented
    Summer Activities: jobs/practices/community college classes

    Essays (topics, details): my experiences growing up in a third world country and why I want to be an international lawyer, how I took advantage of taking college classes while in hs, why writing is important to me, how my disabled father influenced the way I grew up.
    Letters of recommendation: nah

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Yes

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yep
    Pell grant eligible?: yes
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: Pell - $5000ish, Cal - $12000ish

    Highest level of parent education: grad school
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: mom and stepdad
    Relation to alumni of college: nope

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, extracurriculars, amount of extra community college classes I've taken
    Weaknesses: test scores
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: My application was very consistent with my views and involved my career goals and why I wanted to become that type of person.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accept: SDSU, CSUN. CalPoly SLO, CSUMB, UCSB, UCSD, and Duke Kunshan University. Waitlist: University of Chicago. Reject: haha like 5 ivys and Duke's main campus in NC also UCLA and USC (advice from USC experience: don't start the application the day it's due).

    Bro, I thought my scores were the end of me. Especially because I'm Asian, I thought I'd get reckdt everywhere and I'd have to go to a CC (nothing wrong with that tho). Just be yourself and work hard. Present yourself as the person you want to be and who you are. You'll get in; just be true to yourself.
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  • ricadoriousricadorious 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 29
    Admitted

    Major: Statistics

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.95
    UC Capped: 4.26
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.87
    Rank: 1
    Comments about course load: IBDP Candidate
    SAT: 1400
    ACT: 24
    AP exams:
    Spanish Lang (5)
    European History (2)
    IB exams:
    Biology (5)

    Demographics
    State: California
    High school type: Public
    Gender: Male
    Race/ethnicity: Hispanic

    Applied for need-based financial aid:
    Pell Grant: 6195
    Highest level of parent education: Some High School
    Living with both, one, or no parents: No parents
    Accepted: UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO, SDSU, SJSU, Chico State
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  • gr4ce156gr4ce156 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    ADMITTED

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Undeclared HAAS

    Academic stats:

    UW GPA: 4.3
    W GPA: 4.7

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 7/497
    Comments about course load (including senior year): lots of APs
    SAT (total and sections): 1570 (790 math and 780 rw)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 760 US History 750 bio and 740 math 2
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): all 5s and one 4

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): like none

    Subjective:


    Extracurriculars: debate (im mediocre), figure skating (since 5th grade), humanitarian club (vp), city council,
    Job/Work Experience: worked at sonic since last may
    Volunteer/Community service: humanitarian club does a lot of work w our refugee community
    Summer Activities: work, created a summer camp for a refugee neighborhood, travel


    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): IDAHO
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: public

    Gender: F
    Race/ethnicity: Asian

    Reflection

    Strengths: i honestly don't know
    Weaknesses: i've been suspended before and had to report it (not to UC tho)
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: i have high stats and i heard uc cares about that a lot
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    accepted: NYU STERN, ucsd, uw, uva
    waitlisted: ucsb
    rejected: every ivy lol, ucla, northwestern, usc

    General Comments: so happy about this bc i didn't get in like anywhere else
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  • kbd2001kbd2001 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Mathematical & Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Applied)

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.98
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.27
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.82
    Eligibility in Local Context?: yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range : 2/461
    Comments about course load (including senior year): IB Diploma Candidate
    SAT (total and sections): 1490 (750 math 740 R/W)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): math 2 (740)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP European History (3)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): IB Physics SL (4)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Hispanic Recognition

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars:Varsity Volleyball (all 4 years, captain, MVP, first team all league, scholar athlete), Link Crew, NHS (treasurer)
    Job/Work Experience: Baskin Robbins (started in Nov)
    Volunteer/Community service: Key Club (Division News Editor)
    Summer Activities: none

    Essays (topics, details): Leadership in volleyball, Creativity as News Editor, History as the subject that inspires me, my goals for college

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: White and Hispanic

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
    Pell grant eligible?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: Bachelors
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: One

    Reflection

    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Stats, ECs
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

    Accepted: UChicago, UPenn, Cornell, UCLA, UCB, UCSC, UCSD, CSULB, SDSU, SLO
    Waitlisted: Columbia
    Rejected: Harvard, Yale, USC
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  • AbbaStormtrooperAbbaStormtrooper 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 29
    Admitted

    Data Science

    UC Capped: 4.19
    UW: 3.88
    UC Fully Weighted : 4.4

    ACT: 33 (E- 35, M 28, R- 36, S- 34; W- 8)
    SAT: 1490
    AP Exams:
    AP Biology (3), AP Calculus AB (4), AP Lang (4), AP Comp Sci A (4), AP Seminar (5), AP Statistics (3)

    Top 20%
    In-State
    Public HS
    Female
    American-Indian (Indian born in America)

    Speech and Debate (9th/10th)
    Robotics (9th/10th)
    Summer programs/research
    Other fun stuff:)

    Rejected/waitlisted from all other UCs but UCI (didn't apply to UCM or UC Riverside). Don't give up!

    Wrote about my favorite experiences (Comic Con, volunteering at the hospital, etc)

    Reflection:
    Strengths: Wrote about experiences that truly resonated with me
    Weaknesses: Scores
    Thoughts: While scores are important for college, it is important to consider what classes will allow you to learn the most and think on a deeper level. The perfect 4.0 is not the end all be all. Essays are important to show the college what you are passionate, what makes you tick. Basically, don't write about what you think the college wants to read about, write from the heart and know that even if you get 20 rejections (or rejected from all the other UCs lol), you will end up where you are meant to be. Good luck:)
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  • SpaghettiMomSpaghettiMom 22 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    For DD

    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): none

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.96
    Eligibility in Local Context?: yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 9/500
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): M 790, EBRW 760
    ACT (total and sections): n/a
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2 800, Chem 780
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Calc BC 5, Chem 5, Stats 5, APUSH 5, AP Euro 4, Lang 5
    IB exams (score in parentheses): pending
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Science Olympiad, Youth Symphony, Key Club, Girl Scouts
    Job/Work Experience: Chem Tutor
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Summer Activities: counselor at sleepaway camp for children with chronic illnesses and STEM day camp

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): in state
    High school type: public

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Mixed race (Causasian, Asian)

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: no
    Pell grant eligible?: no

    Highest level of parent education: graduate school
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both
    Relation to alumni of college: no
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  • raisvanoraisvano 7 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited March 29
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): N/A

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Chemical Engineering

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.79 (I think)
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.38

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): N/A
    Comments about course load (including senior year): IB English Literature HL, IB Physics HL, IB Economics HL, IB Chemistry SL, IB Spanish B SL, IB Math SL
    SAT (total and sections): N/A
    ACT (total and sections): 34 (E34/M34/R35/S33)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 790 Math II
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): N/A
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Robotics (Captain), Engineering Club (President), Future Society of Women Engineers (President), Breakthrough Miami STEM Lessons (Engineering Director), Uniteen (Officer), Wind Ensemble Trumpet Player, Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Freelance Composer
    Job/Work Experience: Teacher Assistant for the Conrad Foundation, PLTW Internship at Embry-Riddle
    Volunteer/Community Service: Through my Engineering Clubs, Breakthrough and Uniteen
    Summer Activities: Internships and Classes

    Essays (topics, details): 9/10 I think my essays captured the passion I have for STEM and teaching it (also discussed my love for music, and my background)
    Letters of Recommendation:
    Teacher Rec #1 (rating 1-10, details): 9/10 Physics Teacher. One of my favourite teachers and classes. Also the sponsor of one of my engineering clubs! | Teacher Rec #2 (rating 1-10, details): 8/10 Spanish Teacher. Pretty good student in her class, but we weren't really close outside of academics. | Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): 9/10 Tackled a lot of stuff I didn't have the opportunity to do in my application.

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): Florida (Applied International)
    Country (if international applicant): Brazil
    High school type: Private

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Latinx/Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No
    Pell grant eligible?: No
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: N/A

    Highest level of parent education: Masters
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
    Relation to alumni of college: N/A

    Reflection

    Strengths: Extracurriculars, Internships?
    Weaknesses: GPA, Subject Tests
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: No idea!!
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted UPenn, Vanderbilt / Waitlisted Columbia, Duke, Caltech, UCLA / Rejected Northwestern, UCSB, Cornell, etc.

    General Comments: Really excited and happy !
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  • GonnaBEmptyNestGonnaBEmptyNest 20 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited March 29
    D accepted

    Merit scholarships awarded: Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship (will cover tuition and books!)

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: L&S (wants to apply to Haas Business Administration)

    Academic stats:


    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Fully Weighted GPA:4.52
    Eligibility in Local Context?: no

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 3 (will be co-valedictorian)
    Comments about course load (including senior year): IB courses, not seeking IB diploma
    SAT (total and sections): 1550 (800 M, 750 RW), 1550 (750 M, 800 RW)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 770 Biology
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Calc BC (3), Biology (5), Euro History (3)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): pending


    Subjective:


    Extracurriculars: Theater, dance, culinary competitions
    Volunteer/Community service: Key Club
    Summer Activities:science research trip to Costa Rica

    Essays (topics, details): Very good, talked about how creative pursuits (baking, sewing, writing) help her deal with extreme anxiety
    Letters of recommendation: Not sure, but teachers who think she is an amazing student

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Public, very variable SEC (kids with BMWs and lots of migrant worker kids)

    Gender: F
    Race/ethnicity: Asian/White

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
    Pell grant eligible?: Yes
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

    Highest level of parent education: Dad, PhD, Mom, MA
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
    Relation to alumni of college: None (parents are both UCLA alums)

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT perfect superscore, strong academics (Calc BC as junior), IB, nice essays
    Weaknesses: Mediocre ECs, no leadership roles, no major awards
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Interest in Haas (entrepreneurial aspirations), strong academics
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted, UCI Honors. Waitlisted, UCLA, NYU Stern. Rejected, Cornell, Columbia, UPenn Wharton
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  • 123mcole123mcole 5 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Physics in the college of letters and science

    Academic stats: ACCEPTED

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: ??
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.9 (dont really know
    UC Fully Weighted GPA:
    Eligibility in Local Context?:

    OUT OF STATE

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): top 25%
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1460
    ACT (total and sections): --
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): math 2: 790
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): ap computer science: 5, ap calc: 3, but retook it for college credit
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    Job/Work Experience: none
    Volunteer/Community service: none
    Summer Activities: ran a candy business and got in the local newspaper and had a podcast done.

    Essays (topics, details): my business and the struggles i went through.
    Letters of recommendation: none, they didn't want them

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): OUT OF STATE
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: public

    Gender: make
    Race/ethnicity: white, straight

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: I think
    Pell grant eligible?: I think,maybe...
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

    Highest level of parent education: some college, my father didn't finish high school and my mother when to learn hairdressing.

    Living with both, one, or no parents?: one
    Relation to alumni of college: none

    Reflection

    super excited!

    Strengths: Essay, fact I ran a business and was in the news and had a podcast done. SAT
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: essay, sat
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: rejected UCSB, UCSD, UT Austin.
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