<p>Ok. Right now, I am applying to UCLA, Cal, and UCSD. My sister really wants me to try Stanford, but I don't know if I'll get in. I live in California so UCs are easier for me to get into. Honestly, I don't want to go to any private schools because of the cost and I am just scared of the hardcore geniuses. I think grad school will be much more important, so I should go to a match school and try to do really well there so I can go to a good grad school. Please Help. Should I even try Stanford or other schools of its caliber? I know I can get good rec's from excellent teachers, coaches, or city officials i volunteer with. I'm just scared.</p>

<p>4.6 weighted / 4.0 unweighted GPA
rank 1 of 516 students</p>

<p>1520 SAT I (800m, 720v) ---> just got it from Oct 9.
690 writing (will this hurt me a lot?), 780 bio, 780 math iic</p>

<p>AP Scholar with Honors...
(AP Bio-5, AP Chemistry-5, AP US History-5, AP Calculus BC-5, AB Sub-5).</p>

<p>Senior Schedule...
AP Stats, AP Physics, AP Studio Art, AP Spanish Lang, AP Econ, AP Gov, AP English Lit</p>

<p>National Merit Commended Student (i got 211, but didn't get notifcation from my principal yet. so i don't know what's happening).</p>

water polo and swimming, most inspirational swimmer, scholar athlete, jv mvp and team captain, 2 time varsity lettered swimmer</p>

Youth Committe of the City of Westminster... 5 years, Co-Secratary, Co-Chairperson... 250+ hours of community service, volunteering at city-wide events and creating youth positive events (ex. holiday gatherings, pewee sports coach, being the easter bunny at a festival...)</p>

<p>Anti-Tobacco Youth Coalition affiliated with Orange County Health Department...4 years, Board Member, Alternate Chairperson... 90+ hours doing projects like making beaches and outdoor malls smoke-free.</p>

<p>"Giving Thanks to Books"... co-founded this annual bookdrive in the city of Westminster to give books to underpriveleged (esp bilingual) children and organizations like Boys and Girls Club. Over 5000 books to date.</p>

<p>Academic Decathlon... Captain for 2 years... last year won 1st place speech, 2nd music, 3rd math, 3rd science, 4th superquiz, 5th art, 7th team overall in Division I of Orange County.</p>

<p>California's Golden Boys State Delegate... Majority Leader of the Assembly, Oratorical Contest Winner</p>

<p>Various school clubs and positions, awards, etc.</p>

<p>Thanks for any input!</p>



<p>UCLA: Safe Match
UCB: Safe Match
UCSD: Safety
Stanford: Slight Reach</p>