Hi, I’m an in-state applicant who applied to Davis as a linguistics major. I’ve been told I have a “fairly good” chance of admission but to be honest there might be a wide scope of interpretation for that. Here are my stats:
Background: Asian, female, high income, large fairly competitive hs
Class rank: top 5%
UC/CSU GPA: 3.88/4.21 (fully weighted is 4.21 but I took just enough to get the max capped)
The dead average is about 4.16 so I’m guessing this puts me around the 60th percentile?
School offered several AP/honors courses, took 4 APs
Bio (5), Lang (5), USH (4), WH (5), no honors classes
No test scores, sat got cancelled
Legal Careers Pathway classes (2 yrs)
Volunteered 80 hrs at aquarium during summer after 10th grade
2 week summer internship in local county for medical/business/law/interdisciplinary, got UC credit and A in course
Review college essays online and give feedback
Culture Club 4 years, VIP member
Choir for 1 year
No leadership positions, a bit concerned about that and also I should have done more stuff related to my major.
Will become bilingual due to AP Spanish
Started Spanish 1 in 10th grade, convinced teacher to let me self study over the summer and go to Spanish 3, which I did (I had no Spanish background whatsoever before that)
I am a synesthete meaning I have multiple types of synesthesia and life is uh very trippy sometimes
Homeschooled up until 8th grade, went to public hs for the first time, didnt get any of the classes I wanted cuz I was last priority and didn’t come from the local feeder jr high
Uh, horrible. Execution was messy but I wrote about some of the topics mentioned above and hopefully I can stand out somewhat. I have experience reviewing college essays and I can tell you that mine were sloppy. It’s all over now.
Got accepted to CSUN, NAU, SDSU (applied for Weber) and I think I have a strong chance of getting into UCR where I also applied. UCSD is debatable if I will get in or not but that’s my opinion.
Lol i’m just getting anxiety at this point. Labeling a school as a “safety” or “target” doesn’t mean you’ll get in. Please comment what you think
Edit: forgot to mention that transition to public hs was rough, didn’t take any advanced classes my 1st year and got some C’s. Upward trend in grades and got straight A’s junior year. Currently taking 4 AP classes.
Also, my major is kinda uncommon I think? Not super niche but you get the point. I heard that UC’s don’t admit by major but some are hard to get into? I don’t think I have to worry about that much but yeah. I want to go into political or international law