Chance me please!

<p>hi! i'm applying to cal, ucla, ucsd, ucd, ucsb, uci and ucsc. i'm also applying to nyu, bu and santa clara university</p>

<p>my gpa is unfortunately not very high. this is mainly because of my freshmen gpa. i had just moved from england and it was my first year in the us. (i explained this is my essay too)
my uw gpa (9-12) is 3.47
my w gpa (9-12) is 3.82
my uw gpa (10-12) is 3.68
my w gpa (10-12) is 4.10
my uc gpa is 4.0</p>

<p>4 ap classes (3 of them i'm taking this year) and 4 honor classes. got a 4 on AP Lang
took a psychology class at a community college over the summer (and got an A)</p>

<p>my sat is a 2180 (660 CR, 800 M, 720 WR)
my superscore is a 2220 (680 CR, 800 M and 720 WR)
i also took the act once, but i only got a 30 so i don't think i'll send those in</p>

<p>i don't really have a lot of ec but i hope it won't hurt me too much
150 hours of community service (helped in a hospital, children summer camps, tutoring children and town fairs)
have had a job at a tutoring center since junior year
treasurer for interact club
french club</p>

<p>chance me please! i will chance back!!</p>

<p>I think it is definitely possible for you to get the schools on your list that I'm familiar with, particularly all of the UC's. UCSB might be a slight reach, and NYU is probably as well.</p>

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<p>^Why would UCSB be a slight reach over Cal and UCLA???</p>

<p>he types random things so he can place a chance back link</p>

<p>I was in California last year, near Santa Barbara, and for some reason the people I was with made UCSB seem like a very difficult school to get into. After looking it up for myself just now, I realize that their perception of it was a little off. Sorry about that.</p>

<p>that's fine! i understand!
does anyone else have any opinions? i would really appreciate your input!</p>

<p>I think you're a bit lacking in ECs, but if you can find a couple more clubs that interest you and commit to them, that'd be a positive. Your course rigor is a little low, but you're definitely taking full advantage of senior year. Your SAT scores are fine, I don't know if you'll get your SAT II scores in time but if you can take them, do so. You can't change your GPA, so work with what you have and sell yourself by getting involved more in ECs.</p>

<p>I think a key component will be your essays. Go hard and do your best. Don't be afraid to ask for help from good teachers (as in, they know their stuff). </p>

<p>If you have solid essays and you work hard on finding leadership in ECs and getting involved, I think you have a good shot for any of them.</p>

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<p>me and my friend have actually been planning to start a cancer awareness club (we've done a lot of volunteer work for relay for life) but we feel it's too late now. my essays are pretty good though. i showed them to my english teachers and they really liked them! </p>

<p>what does everyone else think? which ones do you think would be safeties or reaches?</p>

<p>kac, Re. your chances at the various UCs:</p>

<p>You should go the link below, click on "Custom Tables", answer some questions, and enter up to 3 "mean characteristics" at a time to see what the admit percentages are at the various UCs for someone who has a similar profile:</p>

<p>University</a> of California: StatFinder</p>

<p>I'm thinking Cal, UCLA, and NYU are your reach schools.</p>