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Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Please list few low impacted majors at UC Davis that are related to some field of tech. How impacted is cognitive science? or how impacted is biotech?
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My stats--
    SAT: 1480
    GPA Capped: 3.86
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Please help me out as I will be applying to colleges very soon :/
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    These are the selective (impacted majors) at UCD. Anything not on the list would be your best options.

    College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:
    Biotechnology
    Viticulture and Enology
    Managerial Economics (effective fall 2021)
    College of Biological Sciences, all majors
    College of Engineering, all majors
    College of Letters and Science:
    Applied Physics, Physics
    Computer Science
    Mathematics
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Psychology
    Economics (effective fall 2021)

    Some UCD statistical data: 2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCD: 41%

    2018 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCD: 4.11

    2018 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT:
    UCD: 1220-1480

    Make sure you apply widely and have 2 safety schools on your list.

    Best of luck
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 3978 replies86 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you go to the website for UC transfers admissions by major and look at UCD, this will give you some idea on what is hard to get into. Note that this is Transfers, not Freshmen.

    https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/transfers-major
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thank you for the info but i will be applying as a freshmen
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Gumbymom Thank you!
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I will be applying for fall 2020 term, does that mean I have a good shot at getting into UCD with the choice of economics major? @Gumbymom
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited July 28
    I would say that your chances are around 50/50. Your SAT is competitive but your UC GPA is below the 25th percentile so definitely not a slam dunk but possible. You need to apply widely and make sure you identify at least 2 safety schools before compiling the rest of your college list.

    Below is what UCD considers in the Freshman application review:
    * DAVIS
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    * Very important: Academic GPA, Application essay, Rigor of secondary school record, Standardized test scores
    * Important: Character/personal qualities, Extracurricular activities, Talent/ability, Volunteer work
    * Considered: First generation college student, Geographical residence, State residency, Work experience
    * Note: Scholastic achievement most important, followed by school and community activities, academic interests, special circumstances, special achievements and awards
    Admission decisions are made based upon the qualifications of the applicant pool and the number of available spaces within each academic area:
    • College of Letters and Science admits by division within the college
    • (Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies; Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Social Sciences)
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Didn't you say in the comment above that 2018 admits gpa was around 3.80-4.19? What do you think is an easy major for me to get into (easy as in at least a 70% acceptance rather than 50%) @Gumbymom
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    UCD does not list their acceptance rate by major. The overall acceptance rate which is not major specific for an applicant with a UC GPA of 3.86 (range 3.80-4.19) was 41%. If you are looking for a 70% acceptance rate, you would need to look at another UC such as Santa Cruz, Riverside or Merced and even then, there is no guarantee. GPA/Test scores/HS course rigor, Essays and EC’s are all contribute to your chances so too many variables to determine your actual chances.

    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCB: 10%
    UCLA: 9%
    UCSD: 34%
    UCSB: 38%
    UCD: 41%
    UCI: 38%
    UCSC: 70%
    UCR: 84%
    UCM: 95%

    The Cal states admit by GPA/Tests which translate into an Eligibility index and then you are ranked by your EI and intended major. Acceptances are a bit more straightforward so you can gauge your chances better especially if you know the EI thresholds for any particular major.
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    oh okay thank you so much for this information!
    Do I need to only do one essay for all UC's? @Gumbymom
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    You write 4 essays for all the UC’s. You select 4 different topics from the 8 listed: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/freshman/index.html
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  • Helo12345Helo12345 16 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    so I just need to write a total of 4 and can apply to all UC's with the same 4 essays? @Gumbymom
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27636 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    Yes
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