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Animal science (Pre-vet) track Chance me on UCs and others

colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
Hey guys! I am planning to major in Animal Science and go on pre-veterinary track. I know some colleges I listed do not have Animal Science major but I am planning to major in Biology or similar field. These are my stats and colleges I want to apply. Please give me feedbacks so I can improve!

- Kansas State University
- Purdue University
(Both have 7 yr vet program but I dont know if I can get in)

- Cal poly SLO
- UC Santa Barbara
- UC San Diego

- Tufts University
- UC Berkeley
- Cornell (i know its impossible but hey we only get one chance might as well use it :))


Asian female
Large, very competitive school in California
Class Rank: my school doesn't rank

SAT: Didn't take but planning to take SAT subject test (Math2 and Chem ) in June

ACT: 32 composite, E-33 M- 35 R- 28 S- 33
(Reading brought composite down :( will take another one this summer or next fall)

GPA: UC weighted- 4.19
UC weighted and capped- 4.11
Weighted- 3.98
Unweighted- 3.75
The reason why UC GPA is way higher than others is because my freshman year messed up my GPA so much and UC don't count freshman yr. I do have strong upward trend from 3.5 GPA freshman yr to 4.5 w 4.0uw GPA this year

Classes: (took tons of honors classes but my school doesn't do weighted GPA for honors)
APs: AP Biology (10th) - 4
AP English Lang (11)
AP Calculus BC (11)
AP Chem (11)
AP Statistics (12)
AP Literature (12)
Medical terminology- college credit
Medical internship- college credit

Extracurriculars/ club/ volunteer:
- Health and Bioscience Academy (9-12) (President (12)) (Tresurer (11))
- Internship through ROP program at local veterinary clinic - 250+ hrs
- Hired after the internship as a veterinary assistant for summer job and they asked me if I can work part-time during senior yr.
-Colorguard (9-12) and winter guard (9-10)
- Cello (6thgrade- 12)
- used to teach cello during summer
- Zoology Club (9-10)
-Teen Advisory Council in Free Spirit publisher (2015- present)

Between Junior/senior summer
- Job as Veterinary Assistant in the animal hospital I did internship at
- Job at Optometry group
- Tutor

- Play cello at church during mass on weekends 300+hrs
- Animal shelter volunteer for 6 years 100+hrs
- Volunteer at senior center making food and serving them 40+ hrs

Awards (Don't really have a lot):
-Presidental Volunteer Service award (Silver) 2015

Letters of Rec
- Teacher in charge of Health and Bioscience (9/10)
- Veterinarians/ RVT/ Assistants I can ask them if needed hopefully (10/10)
- Counselor- don't really talk to my counselor

Thank you so much! Any improvement suggestions are welcome. Also, how competitive are 7 year vet program?

Replies to: Animal science (Pre-vet) track Chance me on UCs and others

  • doorrealthedoorrealthe Registered User Posts: 1,163 Senior Member
    Don't count yourself out of Cornell. Your stats put you in the lower half of applicants to Cornell but your passion for animal science shines through your ECs. If you ED there, write essays that convey WHY you want to study animal science and why Cornell would help you, and score 700+ on the 2 subject tests, than I think you have a good shot.
  • Bjklw2aBjklw2a Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    Do CALS ED at Cornell and you might have a good shot.
  • colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    edited May 2017
    @doorrealthe @Bjklw2a Wow! I did not expect that at all! Yes, I will def do ED at Cornell since Cornell and UC Davis are my dream school. Thank you so much
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 23,896 Forum Champion
    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19:

    UCB: 14%
    UCLA: 14%
    UCSD: 44%
    UCSB: 54%
    UCD: 58%
    UCI: 65%
    UCSC: 85%
    UCR: 94%
    UCM: 96%

    I would put UCSD- High Match/Low Reach

    You look like a competitive and qualified applicant for most of the schools on your list. I think your Reaches are still Reaches but best of luck.
  • doorrealthedoorrealthe Registered User Posts: 1,163 Senior Member
    Make sure you knock first quarter of senior year out of the park! This means that you should get straight A's in challenging classes to offset your relatively low GPA.
  • colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @doorrealthe Got it. Thanks :)

    Still looking for more opinions on 7 year vet program!! Is it worth applying? how competitive is it?
  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 604 Member
    For Kansas State the seven year program is through the Early Admission Program. I have been accepted into that program starting undergrad this fall. My stats are similar to yours. I am a Certified Vet Assistant and had around 300 hours in a vet clinic when I applied. I also had a lot of animal experience playing polo and polocrosse and teaching horseback at summer camp as a counselor. My GPA is a little higher and my ACT a little lower. The volunteer at the senior center you have will be good too since they like people experience also. If you want any more info message me.
  • kmpoore3kmpoore3 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Hi! I am interested in starting my own animal/zoology ckub at my school and I was wondering what activites you did while in that club and if it was fun and what are some activities I could do if I started my own club. Thanks!
  • colormagixcolormagix Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Hi! I was only in zoology cub for two years but we had guest speakers from different professions come during lunch and watched different documentaries too. Our zoology class has annual trips to aquarium and zoo and club members were allowed to participate in that too. Hope this helps!
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