Appreciate if you can chance me for Univ of Cal - am planning to apply UCB, UCLA, UCSD. Plan to apply for CS major (either in college of science or as EECS).
CA residency: Out of state
UC GPA - capped weighted - 4.19
UC GPA - uncapped weighted - 4.6
UC GPA - unweighted (10-11) - 3.74
School GPA - unweighted (9-11) - 3.8
School GPA - weighted (9-11) - 4.88 ← this is what school officially reports
Rank - top 5% (think I am around 20 out of 450)
Rigor: most rigorous with 15 AP’s by end of senior year. Mostly 5’s in completed AP’s.
SAT1 - 1580 (800m+780ebrw; 7-6-7 essay) - single sitting
SAT2 - Math2, Math1, Phy - 800
SAT2 - Chem - 780
Decent EC’s - consistent participation/leadership roles in 4 school-based clubs/activities plus outside activities like volunteering/research-internship/club-sport - all of them I have a long record including all of high school years - some awards/prizes at state level (math competitions - state level first/second awards - state science olympiad/sciencebowl top-3 placements - one national math meet top-10 placement - 2xAIME qualifier - AP National Scholar - wins in local hackathons - CS research with a college prof but not published - state science fair CS subject award; attended couple free summer programs with 15% admit rates - something like governors schools etc). NO national award / published paper.
My common app essay can be rated as average as of now - still working on it but am not satisfied yet. teacher reco’s will be good.
What are my chances in CS at UCB, UCLA and UCSD in that order. Anything that I need to highlight in my application to get noticed at UCB? (am still confused in how to order my activities and honors for example). TIA
PS: I haven’t yet seen the UC application.
PS2: school sends around 4-5 students to UCB every year.