I am currently a junior and I live in California. My weighted GPA is at a 4.0 (no GPA spring 2020) and my unweighted is at a 3.85. I have gotten a 1460 on a practice SAT. Also, I am a swimmer and an AIME qualifier. Would trying to get into UC Berkeley be reasonable or not. (I’m also Asian)

UC GPA capped weighted, fully weighted and unweighted?

Are you being recruited for swimming?

Intended major?

HS course rigor?

I still haven’t had junior year, but the GPA is fully weighted, including 9th grade. I don’t plan on being recruited for swimming. I still have an undecided major and my high school course rigor is quite extreme…maybe too extreme. (1 honors freshmen year, 2 honors/2 APs freshmen year, 5 APs junior year)

UCB nor other UC’s consider 9th grades or 9th grade Honors in their GPA calculation (only 10-11th). You are on track academically and the UC’s will be test blind when you apply so test scores are not a consideration. At the moment race-ethnicity are not an admission consideration but that could change. Keep doing what you are doing, enjoy your time in HS, research a variety of schools, come up with a well balanced college list and you will be fine.

Some statistical data to gauge your chances and target stats you want to meet along with the UC GPA calculator. All 3 UC GPA’s will be considered by UCB and the other UC’s.

2019 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted and not major specific:
UCB: 12%
UCLA: 7%
UCSD: 33%
UCSB: 32%
UCD: 47%
UCI: 35%
UCSC: 72%
UCR: 87%
UCM: 96%

2019 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 4.20 or above capped weighted and not major specific:
UCB: 38%
UCLA: 35%
UCSD: 71%
UCSB: 73%
UCD: 84%
UCI: 55%
UCSC: 85%
UCR: 97%
UCM: 98%

**2020 UC capped weighted GPA averages along with 25th-75th percentile range: **
UCB: 4.22 (4.13-4.30)
UCLA: 4.25 (4.18-4.31)
UCSD: 4.18(4.04-4.28)
UCSB: 4.17 (4.03-4.27)
UCI: 4.11 (3.96-4.26)
UCD: 4.11 (3.97-4.25)
UCSC: 3.94 (3.71-4.16)
UCR: 3.88 (3.65-4.11)
UCM: 3.68 (3.40-3.96)