Chance me for UCSD, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCD, BC, USC?

<p>Chance me for: UC SD, Berkeley, LA, Davis, BOSTON COLLEGE, and Univ. of Southern California</p>

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<p>GPA - uw 3.4, w 3.6
Schedule - MOST challenging - at least according to my counselor
AP: 6 (Bio, US Hist, Chem, Gov, Calc AB, Eng Lit)
Honors: 2 (Foreign Language, Eng Lang)
College Credit: 2 (Ceramics, Psychology)
Class rank: Top 20% (no specific rank)</p>

<p>SAT: 2190 (CR 740, M 730, W 720) or 1470 (CR+M)
SAT II: Math 2, Bio, Literature (expecting around 700 for all)</p>

<p>*PLEASE note, downward trend (slightly, by .1-ish). have a D my freshman year (geometry). C- and C+ from AP Bio in junior year; but with weighted, it's an upward trend.</p>

<p>Extracurricular:
Intern - Harper's BAZAAR
Intern - (another fashion magazine)
Badminton (4 years - co-captain)
Science Club (Treasurer)
Asian Club (co-captain)
Art Club (VP)
NSLC - Public Relations</p>

<p>Volunteer: Beach clean up (3yrs), library volunteer (3yrs), and reading partner (2yrs)</p>

<p>Major: either Undecided / Journalism / Communications</p>

<ul>
<li>California resident</li>
<li>Permanent resident (not citizen)</li>
<li>Female</li>
<li>Asian</li>
<li>Attending CA public school (not extremely competitive)</li>
</ul>

<p>ASKING FOR 0% FINANCIAL AID - this applies to all schools, private AND public.</p>

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<p>Yikes. I accidentally posted twice but seems I can't delete. Sorry for this.
Also, I will gladly take any suggestions. Thanks!</p>

<p><a href="http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/profile/studentProfile.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://admissions.ucdavis.edu/profile/studentProfile.pdf&lt;/a>
<a href="http://students.berkeley.edu/admissions/freshmen.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://students.berkeley.edu/admissions/freshmen.asp&lt;/a>
Profile</a> of Admitted Freshmen, Fall 2009 - UCLA Undergraduate Admissions
<a href="http://studentresearch.ucsd.edu/sriweb/UCSDCollegeProfile.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://studentresearch.ucsd.edu/sriweb/UCSDCollegeProfile.pdf&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.bc.edu/publications/factbook/meta-elements/pdf/08-09/08-09_fact_book.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.bc.edu/publications/factbook/meta-elements/pdf/08-09/08-09_fact_book.pdf&lt;/a> page 32
<a href="http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/private/0910/FreshmanProfile2009.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/private/0910/FreshmanProfile2009.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Google "{Name of School} Freshman Profile" and you'll get all the information you need.</p>

<p>Your SATs are strong, (close to over above the 75th%-tile in most cases), but your UW GPA is on the low end for all the schools your asking about.</p>

<p>UCBerkeley: SAT 55th%-tile, Avg. UCB Admitted GPA: 3.93; 24.7% Calif Admit rate - Reach
UCLA: SATs ~65%-tile; Avg Admit UW GPA 3.86; 21.8% Calif admit rate - Reach
UCD: SAT >75th%-tile; 25th%-tile W GPA = 3.85; Reach/Match because of nearly 50% admit rate
UCSD: SAT >75th%-tile; avg W GPA 3.95 (old data but useful) - Reach maybe High Match
BC: SAT >75th%-tile; UW GPA not listed but estimated to be around 3.6-3.7, Reach- High Match
USC: SAT 70th%-tile, UW GPA 3.8 - Reach</p>

<p>Your GPA is what's hurting you. What is your sophomore+junior year GPA? If you can get ad comms to concentrate of that number (the one without the "D"), then I think your chances improve dramatically.</p>

<p>vinceh, thank you so much! I don't know why I hadn't thought about googling that kind of information.</p>