Chances at some universities?

<p>Hey guys, I'm a junior right now so my GPA is only reflective of my freshman and sophomore years and part of my junior year, and I was wondering what top California universities, if any, I would be able to get into with my qualifications:</p>

<p>Unweighted GPA: 4.0
Weighted GPA: 4.58
Current Class Rank: 1/~700</p>

<p>AP Exams
AP Chemistry: 4
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5</p>

<p>Currently taking
AP English 11, AP US History, AP Statistics, AP Physics, AP Spanish
Plan to take: AP Political Science, AP Econ, AP Gov't, AP English 12, AP Bio</p>

<p>Other Completed Courses include Honors core classes along with AP Chemistry and AP Calculus and American Sign Language</p>

<p>SAT Score:
First attempt cold turkey that was used to gauge
2080: 760M, 610 CR, 710 W</p>

Community Service: 100+ hours for church and local foundations
Piano for almost ten years (I have taken and passed up to level IX for the Certificate of Merit exams if anybody knows whether or not that counts for anything)
Tennis - captain of high school team
Mock Trial</p>

<p>I was also wondering if anybody could tell me which SAT IIs would be best to take for schools like CalTech, Stanford, Berkeley, and UCLA.</p>

<p>raise your sat score up to 2300 and you'll have a good chance at caltech and stanford</p>


<p>UCB/UCLA: Safe Match</p>

<p>Well, if UCLA and UCB seem like Safe Matches, what about schools such as Stanford and CalTech? What do you think I could work on from here on out and next year to help improve my chances - things like extracurriculars, classes, etc?</p>

<p>Stanford definitely wants stronger EC's than what you have and a 2200+ SAT would make you a competitive candidate.</p>

<p>UC's are easier to gauge as reaches/matches because they're normally focus more on people's scores and transcripts
as for privates like caltech, stanford, and ivies... their admissions process is so random sometimes that it's impossible to expect an admission decision from them. dont be discouraged when people say stanford is a reach for you -- face it, it's a reach for every kid. they reject kids with perfect scores every year. the only thing you can do is to improve the things that will come onto your app for those schools</p>

<p>one thing though for sure: you need to boost those SAT scores. i dont think namkim's assessment that you need a 2300+ is fair. that's definitely too high to start being competitive. i think you're safest with a 2200 for ivies and stanford... but with high scores, that doesn't guarantee you anything at those schools. a high score will only have the oficers regard you as competitive, and a 2200 will be a fairly competitive score. a 2080 is good, but it's rather low on the spectrum of scores at stanford-like schools. on top of that, you can't have like an 800 M 800 W and 600 V. you should try to get every score above 650+, but even any number under 700 is on the lower side of things</p>

<p>your ec's aren't spectacular, but it all really depends on the spin you put on them. you definitely have more time to improve ec's and throw in some eye-popping ones. get interested in some interesting groups and that will not only fill in some blank spots in your application, but it will provide material for your essay's</p>

<p>good luck, you have plenty of time until you go through with everything. but one thing to tell you: do not compare UC's to private schools like ivies and stanford. then you're comparing apples and oranges, since their admissions processes are so far different. just cuz you're a match at a UC school doesn't mean anything at a private.</p>