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chance me for uc santa barbara?

Hi! I am a junior and just finished my first semester :) UCSB is one of the schools I am very interested in applying to.

STATS: 3.9 GPA unweighted 4.9 GPA weighted and according to a UC GPA calculator it is a 4.2 GPA weighted and capped
I haven't taken my SAT yet but am currently in a prep course hoping to score 1390 give or take
Full IB diploma candidate (all of my courses have been IB courses)

Extra-Curricular Activities: Classical ballet for 10 years (about 10-15 hours a week)
Ballet performances such as The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty
Weekly outreach in a low-income community "big sister" program at boys and girls club (teaching girls to dance, giving advice, providing support)
Page program at state capitol working as a page for the house of representatives
Position on the Board of Directors for local chapter of March for Our Lives
Position as intern for a state-wide chapter of March for Our Lives
Member of NHS
LINK crew leader (helps assimilate freshman to high school and provide year-long mentorship)
Photographer (won three honors in art competitions)

Traits: Female
LGBTQ+
Father is an immigrant
White
Out of State
High Income so tuition is not a problem for my family

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  • MWolfMWolf 2203 replies14 threads Senior Member
    edited January 27
    Accoring to UC's, data 80% of applicants to UCSB with weighted capped UC GPAs of 4.2 and higher were accepted. So your chances are pretty good.

    My question is, why UCSB? What major do you want to pursue?


    https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/infocenter/freshman-admissions-summary
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29755 replies312 threads Forum Champion
    Once you have your actual UC GPA’s (capped weighted, Unweighted and fully weighted) at the end of Junior, come back and repost. Your chances are dependent on many factors as outlined below. Based on your post, you look like a competitive applicant so far.

    Below is some information on how UCSB review applicants and statistical data for admission.

    * SANTA BARBARA
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    * Very important: Academic GPA, Application essay, Rigor of secondary school record, Standardized test scores
    * Considered: Character/personal qualities, Class rank, Extracurricular activities, First generation college student, Level of applicant's interest, State residency, Talent/ability, Volunteer work, Work experience
    * Note: Eligibility established by high school GPA, course requirement, and SAT scores. Special consideration for disadvantaged students.
    * Freshman Selection:
    College of Letters and Sciences: Choice of major is not considered in selection to the College of Letters and Science. The exceptions to this rule are dance and music performance majors. Both majors require applicants to complete an audition in late January or early February.

    College of Engineering: Students are selected by major for all engineering and computer science majors. Only applicants with a solid background in advanced high school mathematics will be considered for admission to engineering. This includes high grades in all math courses through grade 11 and enrollment in pre-calculus or higher in grade 12. A student not selected for their first choice major will be reviewed for admission to an alternate major outside of the College of Engineering if one was selected.

    College of Creative Studies:
    Applicants to the College of Creative Studies submit a supplementary application in addition to the general UC Application, which is reviewed by Creative Studies faculty. Students are selected within Creative Studies majors only. Applicants not selected for Creative Studies will automatically be considered for admission to the College of Letters and Science.

    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 4.20 or above capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCSB: 80%

    2019 UC capped weighted GPA averages along with 25th-75th percentile range:
    UCSB: 4.16 (4.04-4.28)

    2019 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT totals:
    UCSB: 1280-1520
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6319 replies14 threads Senior Member
    you look like a solid applicant. I will caution though ,UCs are finicky. Be sure to apply broadly.

    good luck
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