***UC MERCED CLASS OF 2024 DECISION THREAD (STATS ONLY)***

Just getting things rolling for the New Class of 2024. Once the decisions are posted, please fill out the template below. Remove the a before posting your stats.

Best of luck to all.

[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Admitted[/color][/size]**
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Waitlisted[/color][/size]**
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size]**

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

Academic stats:

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UC Unweighted GPA:
UC Capped Weighted GPA:
UC Fully Weighted GPA:
ELC (top 9%):

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections):
ACT (total and sections):
SAT Subject Tests (if any):
AP exams (scores in parentheses):
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars:
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:

Personal Insight essays (details):
Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
High school type:

Gender:

Applied for need-based financial aid?:

Highest level of parent education:
Living with both, one, or no parents?:

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

**General Comments: **

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regent’s $5k and Dean’s $3k, plus CHP

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Computer Science

Academic stats:

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.00
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.32
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.5
ELC (top 9%): Yes

Comments about course load (including senior year):
Courseload was fairly tedious for my school, but not too crazy. I did get straight A’s junior year though which is not too common considering I took some of the harder classes at my school like AP Chem and APUSH
ACT (total and sections): 35, Math: 36, Sci: 36, Read: 35, Eng: 34
SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math II: 790, Chem: 800
AP exams (scores in parentheses): CS A (5), Calc AB (5), Chem (5), APUSH (3)

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: only listing main things:

  • marching band section leader and soloist for 11th/12th
  • Eagle scout
  • Officer of 2 clubs
    Job/Work Experience: Paid intern at a tech company, made a really cool project that was shown to various clients of the company
    Volunteer/Community service: eagle scout stuff mainly
    Summer Activities: internship

Personal insight essay topics:

  • My internship and why I liked CS, wrote about my dad cause he does CS
  • Developed greatest skill wrote about leadership and how as marching band section leader it was a skill I gained over time rather than being an instant thing. Tried to show personal growth
  • making community a better place wrote about eagle scout project where I made hygiene kits for the homeless
  • hardest challenge I wrote about how I had a friend who was getting into drugs so I was pulled in two directions but decided to overcome that and leave him as a friend. This was also why I got some B’s freshman year

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): California
High school type: VERY competitive

Gender: Male
Race/ethnicity: Asian

Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

Highest level of parent education: Masters
Living with both, one, or no parents?: both
Relation to alumni of college: None

Reflection

Strengths: GPA/ACT
Weaknesses: My extracurriculars are kinda too well rounded I think, stopped me from being as CS focused as some kids are. Also got some B’s freshman year but 4.0 since then so it might show growth but they were still B’s.
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Probably GPA/ACT