<p>accepted at ucla for engineering OOS, but summer orientation for natural sciences at Ut. i am shocked</p>

<p>Are you at a public or private school in TX? My son has been accepted in various good schools, (Wash U, American, Davidson as a Belk Finalist) but is at a private school that does not rank in TX. Also now accepted as Summer School for UT-- VERY surprising.</p>

<p>It is not summer orientation, it is summer school. Summer school is NOT something bad. You get to spend the summer in Austin, take 9 easy hours, and get acquainted to college life.</p>

<p>Summer Freshman Class is how UT can accept many non-top ten students. Otherwise, they'd have to deny them.</p>

<p>It's a great opportunity, and one you should take up.</p>

<p>UCLA is a very good school as well, but quite expensive.</p>

<p>Don't be shocked. If you aren't a top ten kid, it's harder to get in to UT than most Ivy League schools. Just getting in is a huge accomplishment.</p>

<p>so is getting undeclared liberal arts a bad thing? like worse than summer school?</p>

<p>No, I just think that summer school would be sweet.</p>

<p>You were regularly admitted, which means they think you deserve to just show up in the fall. You were ranked a little higher.</p>

<p>I'm just envious because my parents want me to just work all summer, and I'd rather chill in Austin.</p>

<p>Public school. Yeah i'm debating whether the OOS tuition is worth the price of going to UCLA than UT</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure the overflow in top 10% applicants killed UT this year. i guess i can't blame them for the horrible "sloppy seconds" that everyone else has to receive</p>

<p>BTW, how much is in-state total costs per year at UT?</p>

<p>About 20 grand.</p>

<p>Back to Ihaveahobbie -- were you top 10% or how were you ranked at your school (if I can ask), no need to answer if you'd rather not share. Just interested as to how UT does this.</p>

<p>Not in top 10%. Very rigorous courseload with very good SAT/ACT/AP scores, however UT is not as holistic as some would think. I think they go by a formula (ask theloneranger) that disregards context of school (competitiveness), how many AP courses you took, etc. Much like the UC system (aside from UCLA and UCB) that uses a point system to determine who gets in or not.</p>

<p>I just wish I was a CA resident so I wouldn't have to think about tuition/fees, and know exactly where I'm going</p>