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***UCSC CLASS OF 2024 DECISION THREAD (STATS ONLY)***

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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:
ELC (top 9%):

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:

Personal Insight essays (details):
Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

Demographics

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

Gender:

Applied for need-based financial aid?:

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

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 Forum Champion UC 30517 replies417 threads Forum Champion
    UC Forum Champion Note:

    This is a STATS ONLY thread and I have deleted some posts that should be posted on the discussion thread: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-california-santa-cruz/2173251-ucsc-class-of-2024-discussion-thread.html
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  • B2BChampsB2BChamps 14 replies0 threads New Member
    edited February 24
    My daughter received acceptance email today, in-state:
    UC GPA 4.22
    Unweighted 4.0
    SAT 1210

    EC’s: athlete, back-to-back state volleyball champion, Junior Olympics gold medalist, team captain, former student body president, 500+ service hrs with youth, small business owner, FAA licensee, member of the Pokagon Band of Potowatomi, private STEM scholarship recipient for excellence

    Weaknesses: SAT score low, GPA average for the overall UC system (in the other comments section of the application, my daughter addressed her disappointment regarding her own SAT score, and her thoughts regarding standardized testing in general)

    Strengths: essay & ECs both VERY good (hs counselor commented her insight responses were the best she’s ever read), STEM class performance

    Words of advice from our own experience: my D researched in-depth the UC 14 criteria and where she demonstrated the specific criteria, she called it out in her app
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  • cjd114cjd114 65 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): I don't see anything

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Undeclared- econ

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.29
    ELC (top 9%): No I am in top 15%

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1480 750RW 730M
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any):
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (5) AP2D (4)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): top 80 in western lacrosse recruiting class

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Lacrrose for multiple club teams and high school (captain since sophomore year on all of them)
    multiple clubs such as CSF, ping pong club (VP and treasurer), Writing club (officer)
    Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard for my city for 3 years (earned best worker of the year last year)
    Volunteer/Community service: data analyst at a local CSU
    Summer Activities: club lacrosse, life guarding, and data analyzing for CSU

    Personal Insight essays (details): One about how my mom's perseverance through cancer inspired me to work harder in school

    one about using ADHD's side effects (discovered i had it in summer after 9th grade) as a tool to overcome ADHD,

    one about my passion to create communities and used an example of creating a large minecraft server for thousands of monthy players

    another about my election as lacrosse team captain and my perseverance to leading even though i was an underclass man

    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: None

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Male

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT, essays, HUGE upward grade trend (9th grade gpa was 2.9)
    Weaknesses: my gpa is lower compared to many at my school because i got a late start with my late diagnosis of ADD
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I put a lot of passion into my essays and really talked in my own voice and wasn't acting fake
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: SDSU is my only acceptance so far, waiting on all other UCs and Cal Poly SLO
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  • caliapplicant15caliapplicant15 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited February 26
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Not that I saw.

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Literature

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.95
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): Took no APs/Honors sophomore year, bad grades freshman year (B’s and C’s, one A). Heavy course load junior and senior year (for my rural school with not many AP classes), 3 AP’s and one Honors class Jr. year, 4 AP’s senior year.

    SAT (total and sections): 1340 (only took once) - 590 M, 750 EBRW
    ACT (total and sections): N/A
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): N/A
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Lang and Comp (5), APUSH (5), APES (5)

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Interact, German Honors Society, NHS, very involved in peer tutoring program for 3 years, leadership position in Teen Court for 3 years, organized multiple school and community wide assemblies/protests (if that counts)
    Job/Work Experience: Employed at McDonald’s all of Jr. year
    Volunteer/Community service: 300+ hours between Interact, NHS, Teen Court, and the food bank
    Summer Activities: Camp counselor for 2 summers

    Personal Insight essays (details): I wrote about the traumatic event freshman year that caused my grades to drop and how I bounced back from it, my work in leading student protest for fair teacher wages, pursuing passion over practicality and my love for English, and how expression through creative writing has helped me grow personally and academically.

    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: N/A, but did receive augmented review for reach schools (UCLA and UCSD)

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    High school type: Rural

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes (EFC is 0)

    Highest level of parent education: Bachelor’s Degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: One

    Reflection

    Strengths: Major upward grade trend (from 2.85 9th grade to 4.6 11th), PIQ’s, English section score on SAT, AP scores, community service involvement, UC GPA
    Weaknesses: 9th grade grades, course rigor in 10th grade, math section SAT score
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think that my application presented a well-rounded amount of insight into who I am as an applicant, triumphs and struggles alike. Made sure to highlight my passions in relation to my major in my PIQ’s, and use them to try to paint a broader picture about anything in my app that may look like a red flag to admissions officers. My stats are fairly on par for SC, but I think the essay pushed me over the edge to acceptance!
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted HSU, CSU Monterey, SJSU, CSULB. Waiting on other UC’s, but most likely am committing to SC.
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  • Indiana1234Indiana1234 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Major applied / accepted to: Neuroscience

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.84
    UC Weighted Uncapped GPA: 4.37
    UC Weighted Capped GPA: 4.05
    Qualified for ELC (in top 9%)

    I took the honors or AP version of every subject except for in fine arts (i.e. Video Production and Intro to Art) and in history (always took regular, non-honors) history classes. Took 1 AP class sophomore year (AP Calculus AB), 4 AP classes junior year (AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP English Lit, and AP Spanish Lang), and 3 AP classes senior year (AP Stats, AP English Lang, and AP Physics 1).

    SAT total: 1430
    SAT reading: 740
    SAT math: 690

    ACT total: 34 (35 superscored), got a 34 both times I took it
    ACT highest English: 36 (lowest: 35)
    ACT highest reading: 36 (lowest: 35)
    ACT highest math: 35 (lowest: 32)
    ACT highest science: 33 (lowest: 30)

    SAT subject test in Math II: 710
    SAT subject test in Biology M: 720
    SAT subject test in Literature: 650

    AP Calculus AB (5), AP Calculus BC (5, AB subscore = 5), AP English Lit (5), AP Spanish Lang (5), AP Biology (4)

    Major Awards: National Merit Scholarship Commendation, AP Scholar with Distinction, AP with WE Service, Orange Coast / Sunset League Scholar Athlete all semesters, Superintendent's Honor Roll all semesters, Coach's Award in sport

    Extracurriculars: varsity track and field for all 4 years, varsity cross-country 3 years, competitive and performance Irish dance for 11 years, community service at my school's track invitational, community clinic in my city, and HIV advisory committee in my city. Team leader for cross-country and track.

    In-state, public high school

    Female
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  • 796131796131 8 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): I don't think so

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Politics

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.21
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.32
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): 2 non-UC Honors freshmen year, 4 non-UC honors sophomore year, 3 APs (USH, Chem, Psych) and 1 UC Honors junior year, 6 APs (French, AB Calc, Bio, Lit, Micro econ, Govt) senior year

    SAT (total and sections): 1490 700RW 790M
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): US History (800) Chemistry (760)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (5), Psychology (5), Chemistry (5)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Top 15 in California National History Day, Le Grand Concours Silver, National Merit Scholarship Commendation, AP Scholar, various department awards, 200+ service hours school award

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    -Varsity Mock Trial Attorney
    -Vote16 SMC Board
    -Varsity Cross Country and Track
    -California Girls State
    -Student Government: Secretary-Treasurer, ASB HR

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Shift Lead at a Gelato Store

    Volunteer/Community service
    -Tutor for elementary school students
    -Autism Buddies Volunteer


    Summer Activities:
    -After 9th grade: Summer program at UCLA
    -Internship with Local Mayor
    -Sociology at Community College
    -Girl Scouts Camp Leader

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    1. fight for women's basic right over bodily functions by working to add feminine hygiene products in bathrooms
    2. questioning traditional study methods and becoming more adaptable while tutoring students with different learning styles
    3. fight for Ecosia on school-sponsored computers to advocate for forest conservation
    4. birth of passion for history and promoting LGBTQ+ interests during internship with mayor

    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: None

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Highest level of parent education: Grad School
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: test scores and GPA for school statistics
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: passion for politics and history is visible throughout the application
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to SDSU Webers Honors College and University of San Fransisco
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  • nicksan109nicksan109 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted
    Major applied / accepted to: Neuroscience

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Not that I see

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Plant Sciences

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.75
    UC Weighted Uncapped GPA: 4.75
    UC Weighted Capped GPA: 4.09
    Qualified for ELC (in top 9%)

    Comments about course load (including senior year): in 5 AP Classes (Lit, Stats, Gov, Bio, and Research)
    SAT (total and sections): 1380 (710 Reading, 670 Math)
    ACT (total and sections): 34 (36 Reading, 36 Science, 30 Math, 35 English)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math II (600); Biology (710)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Computer Science Principles(3), AP World History(4), AP Art History(3), AP Lang(5), AP Seminar(4), APUSH(5), AP Chem(3), AP Calc BC(2, Subscore=3)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction, Honor roll, that's pretty much it

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Lot's of school spirit/clubs that planned school events, VP of Future Voters of America, self teaching Korean, AP Capstone program, AVID my freshman year
    Job/Work Experience: I run my own depop shop account
    Volunteer/Community service: Lot's of Red Cross volunteer hours, plus lots of hours tutoring elementary school kids freshman year
    Summer Activities: I talked about my trip to Spain and France I'll be going on over this coming summer that allows me to get college credit

    Personal Insight essays (details): talked about how I pick my outfits in the morning/my style for creativity prompt; discussed homophobia in my family and how I overcame it through making connections online for biggest challenge prompt; talked about how my love for biology developed through grass type Pokemon and plants in general for academic subject prompt; talked about how I influence a lot of slang to bring together a sense of community for the community prompt
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: n/a

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Male

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: no

    Highest level of parent education: high school
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: I think my test scores were good, and my essays were very unique
    Weaknesses: Some bad grades
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: scores and essays
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: First official acceptance, but also got UCSB Chancellor Reception invite, which is pretty much an acceptance letter
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  • SnrInWASnrInWA 4 replies0 threads New Member

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

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
    UC Weighted GPA: not sure but I think around a 4.2

    Comments about course load (including senior year): I always tried to take hard classes that related to my major
    SAT (total and sections): did not take it
    ACT (total and sections): 29, 30 superscore
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): no
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): did not submit any
    IB exams (score in parentheses): no
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): my script won to be performed for a play at my school out of a couple hundred.

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    - Dance for three years on a studio team and wen to Nationals
    - Chemistry Club for four years and become PR officer senior year
    Job/Work Experience:
    - worked 3 jobs
    - taught dance lessons
    - worked at a company called animal encounters
    - worked as a lifeguard, swim teacher, and front desk
    Volunteer/Community service:
    - renovated the greenhouse at my school to become a classroom for new students
    - worked with a company to plant many trees and bushes
    - part of NHS, so 16 hours of volunteer hours/ year
    -YOA program at aquarium for a year : 50-75 volunteer hours

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    - talked ab how i renovated greenhouse at my school for marine bio class and then joined aqaurium program for in and out of school subject prompt
    - talked about my passion for creative writing and how my script won competition for creativity prompt
    - talked about my junior year math class and how i struggled for hardest challenge prompt
    - talked about my job working with animals and kids for leadership prompt

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): WA state
    Country (if international applicant): US
    High school type: private for freshman year, public for the rest

    Gender: female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: no

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays and GPA
    Weaknesses: im not sure which ACT score they considered since I sent both my 27 and 29 but only the 27 had the essay, which they require.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: my ECs and essays were strong for my major and GPA is strong
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Gonzaga U, UVM, SUNY ESF
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  • thisisntavathisisntava 6 replies0 threads New Member
    edited February 27
    Decision: Admitted

    Major applied / accepted to: Business Management Economics

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): N/A

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.98
    UC Weighted GPA: 4.18
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    - 6 AP classes (APUSH, AP Lang, AP Gov, AP Lit, AP Calc AB, APES)

    SAT (total and sections): 1170 610RW 560M
    ACT (total and sections): 24 (English: 25, Math: 26, Reading: 22, Science: 23, Writing: 8)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Academic Excellence award for AP Calc

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    - Interned at a law firm sophomore year
    - Yearbook all 4 years of hs
    - Merit golf scholarship
    - Interned for the dean at my school
    - Leadership
    - Amnesty International

    Volunteer/Community service
    - Treasurer and Secretary of local hometown club

    Summer Activities:
    - Girls Who Code Program 2019

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    1. how i am a dark skinned filipina girl wanting to break the stereotypes by going into STEM
    2. how i skipped 8th grade and struggled a lot
    3. how i went to san francisco and passed out sandwiches to the homeless
    4. talked about how i coded a website for those that are blind

    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: none

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays
    Weaknesses: test scores and GPA for school statistics
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: person of color wanting to go into STEM
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: usfca, sfsu, sjsu, chapman, uportland, baylor, cal poly pomona, csuf, depaul

    edited February 27
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  • what123what123 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Psychology

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.8
    UC Capped Weighted GPA:4.2
    UC Fully Weighted GPA:
    ELC (top 9%):

    Comments about course load (including senior year): Current course load very rigorous.
    SAT (total and sections):NA
    ACT (total and sections):34
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): don't have scores on hand
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):Calc AB-4; English Lit-4; APUSH-4; Bio-5
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: 15 years of dance, very involved in HS Theatre
    Job/Work Experience: babysitter
    Volunteer/Community service: 7 years of very hands on work in an organization with special needs children also on student board of the org.
    Summer Activities: baby sitting and dance programs each summer as well as academic programs

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant):CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Private/Independent

    Gender:F

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: NA

    Highest level of parent education: BAs for both
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

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

    General Comments:
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  • javastixjavastix 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Major applied to: Computer Science, B.S.

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.25
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load: Freshman-Junior year (took every available honors course, orchestra, and 3 APs), Senior year (3 AP Classes, ASB, & Free periods)
    ACT: Composite-34, Math-34, Science-30, English-36, Reading-35
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Language & Composition (5), APUSH (3), AP European History (2 lmaoo)

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: Girls State Delegate
    Extracurriculars: 3 Sports during school year, president of 2 clubs, sailing, ASB, class council
    Job/Work Experience: Summer job, 20-25 hours/week
    Volunteer/Community service: Foster animals, work with local non-profit, TA at preschool
    Summer Activities: Lifeguard assistant, summer job

    Personal Insight essays: Wrote about why I chose my major, working with my non-profit, fostering animals, and being mascot for my school

    Demographics

    State: CA
    High school type: STEM school (Trimester system)

    Gender: F

    Highest level of parent education: PhD
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths: I do things related to my major and stay involved in my school and community
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at SDSU, SJSU, CSUSM, CSULB, UCR. I am waiting for the rest of my admission notices.

    General Comments: I have 700+ recorded volunteer hours, and I do a lot of extracurriculars related to my major as I am confident that this is what I want to do. I also took PLTW Engineering courses
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  • leenadiwakarleenadiwakar 21 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Below are Dear Son's stats:

    Decision: Admitted

    Major applied to: BioChemistry and Cell Biology

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.55

    Courses: APUSH-5, AP CalcBC-5, AP Chem-5, AP Euro-4, AP Gov, AP Bio, AP Physics, AP Spanish

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    California All States Band, Santa Clara County Honor Band

    Extracurriculars:
    1st chair-Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Section Leader-Marching Band, Jazz Band

    Job/Work Experience:
    Summer job, 20-25 hours/week at Bakery
    Volunteer/Community service:
    >450hrs at Kaiser Hospital
    Summer Activities:
    MEDCSI Internship at Stanford, Doctor Shadow Program in Hospital



    Demographics

    State: CA
    High school type: Small, Public

    Gender: M

    Highest level of parent education: Masters
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths: I do things related to my major and stay involved in my school and community
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at CalPoly Pomona, SLO, SJSU, UCM, UCD, UCSD. Waitlisted at Harvey Mudd. I am waiting for the rest of my admission notices.

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  • hhawkins2002hhawkins2002 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Major applied to: Computer Science, B.S.

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.86
    UC GPA: 4.15 (i think)
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.35
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load: Lots of honors, and AP classes
    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: Girls State Delegate
    Extracurriculars: 3 Sports during school year, president of 2 clubs, sailing, ASB, class council
    Job/Work Experience: Summer job, 12-15 hours/week
    Volunteer/Community service: Presidential Gold Award, active throughout HS
    Summer Activities: Relevant job experience in major.


    Demographics

    State: CA
    Highly competitive public High school type.

    Gender: F

    Highest level of parent education: M.S.
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection


    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at SJSU, LMU, CSULB, UCD, SCU.
    Lots of PLTW Engineering courses and participated in the CyberPatriot national competition all 4 years in high school.
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  • nicsicknicsick 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Cell, Developmental, Molecular Bio

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.33
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.63
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.74
    ELC (top 9%): idk probably not

    Full IB
    SAT (total and sections): 1480 (770 Eng, 710 Math)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): US History (750), Molecular Bio (750)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Calc AB (5)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): Econ SL (4), Math 2 SL (5)

    Extracurriculars: Dance Team (co-captain and national champion)
    Volunteer/Community service: arcade creek project and other community service
    Summer Activities: Kaiser Permanente internship

    CA
    African American/Hispanic Male
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
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  • OCTO147OCTO147 4 replies1 threads New Member
    edited March 16
    Decision: Admitted


    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): No That I see

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Computer Science

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.65
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.90
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.90
    ELC (top 9%): No I am in top 15%

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1220 550RW 670M
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (3), APLANG (3)

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: Section Leader(Band)
    Extracurriculars: Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Club Soccer, High School Soccer,
    CSF

    Summer Activities: Club Soccer, Rock Climbing, Working at my family business

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Male

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: Upperclassmen grades , essays, extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: My lowerclassmen grades, SAT
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I believe I was accepted due to my loaded schedule and ability to challenge myself, and perseverance
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ACCEPTED: CalPoly Pomona, CalState San Marcos, UC Merced, Virginia Tech, University of San Fran. WAITLISTED; Fordham University, UCSD. REJECTED: UC Davis

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  • norcalparentnorcalparent 106 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Waitlisted
    Psychology

    Academic stats:
    UC GPA: 4.04
    SAT: 1280 (M 610, R 670)
    ELC (top 9%): yes

    AP: APUSH, APEuro
    Dual-enrollment: 8 community college classes

    Subjective:
    3 years of Newspaper/Journalism
    as Editor and staff writer
    Over 250 hrs of Volunteering with White House President award
    Soccer & Varsity LAX

    Demographic: White, middle class, In-state

    High school type: Large Public

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Highest level of parent education: BS Degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection:
    Strength: Strong ECs and essays
    8 UC transferable College courses
    Ok GPA
    Weaknesses: test scores

    Accepted: UCD, UCR, Chapman, CSULB, Saint Mary, LMU
    Waitlisted: SDSU, Cal Poly SLO
    Waiting to hear from: UCSB, UCI
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  • honeybeedoorshoneybeedoors 71 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Waitlisted

    Computer Science

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.86
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.23
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.23
    ELC (top 9%): My school does not rank

    Comments about course load:
    SAT 1300 (710 Math, 590 Critical Reading)
    SAT Subject Tests: Chemistry 700, Math2 670
    AP exams: Chemistry(4), AP Comp Sci Principles(5), currently enrolled in CalcBC, Physics, Comp Sci

    State: In State
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Male

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

    Highest level of parent education: Masters
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
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  • SmartmenceSmartmence 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Computer Science

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.82
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.9
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.9
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1100 (450 Reading and Writing 650 Math)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (3)

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: Only won 3 awards on the school level (1 was from a university), No leadership roles
    Extracurriculars: 100+ hours of volunteer work, Library Volunteer, Students Run LA (a 7 month marathon training program), CSF, NHS

    Summer Activities: College courses


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

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: No college degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths: High grades, especially in junior year, essays, extracurriculars, college programs
    Weaknesses: SAT, especially my English score.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I was accepted due to the quality of my senior schedule and the ability to challenge myself and have perseverance
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ACCEPTED: CSUN, CSULA, CSUF, University of Oregon. WAITLISTED: CSULB. Still waiting for: UCI, UCSB and UCLA
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  • s0ckpills0ckpill 16 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Computer Science

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.00
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.32
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.5
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    Courseload was fairly tedious for my school, but not too crazy. I did get straight A's junior year though which is not too common considering I took some of the harder classes at my school like AP Chem and APUSH
    ACT (total and sections): 35, Math: 36, Sci: 36, Read: 35, Eng: 34
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math II: 790, Chem: 800
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): CS A (5), Calc AB (5), Chem (5), APUSH (3)

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: only listing main things:
    - marching band section leader and soloist for 11th/12th
    - Eagle scout
    - Officer of 2 clubs
    Job/Work Experience: Paid intern at a tech company, made a really cool project that was shown to various clients of the company
    Volunteer/Community service: eagle scout stuff mainly
    Summer Activities: internship

    Personal insight essay topics:
    - My internship and why I liked CS, wrote about my dad cause he does CS
    - Developed greatest skill wrote about leadership and how as marching band section leader it was a skill I gained over time rather than being an instant thing. Tried to show personal growth
    - making community a better place wrote about eagle scout project where I made hygiene kits for the homeless
    - hardest challenge I wrote about how I had a friend who was getting into drugs so I was pulled in two directions but decided to overcome that and leave him as a friend. This was also why I got some B's freshman year

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    High school type: VERY competitive

    Gender: Male
    Race/ethnicity: Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA/ACT
    Weaknesses: My extracurriculars are kinda too well rounded I think, stopped me from being as CS focused as some kids are. Also got some B's freshman year but 4.0 since then so it might show growth but they were still B's.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Probably GPA/ACT
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  • caliollegecaliollege 17 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Admitted!
    GPA: 4.04 (uc)
    ACT: 30
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