UC out of state chances

<p>I've got a 3.931 weighted and about a 3.6 or 3.7 unweighted GPA.</p>

<p>SAT I:
CR: 630 M: 690 W: 760</p>

<p>SAT II:
Math 2C: 740
Chem: 730</p>

<p>Captain of Football and Baseball Team and 2-year starter in both.</p>

<p>Been surfing since I was 11 or 12 and it has become one of my passions that has connected me with other ocean-lovers. It has sparked such an interest that I am volunteering my time at a lab through Columbia University doing a water sampling project funded by the Surfer's Environmental Alliance. I took AP Environmental Science this past year (Junior Year) and will take AP Bio and AP Calc BC in senior year.</p>

<p>As an out-of-state student, what do you think my chances are of admission to schools such as UCSB and UCSD?</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback.</p>

<p>Strong chance for SB and good chance for most majors at SD. You can't need financial aid though.</p>

<p>Thanks for the reply Redroses. Do you live in California by any chance? I'm a little bit worried about the whole state money problem, especially since it is so expensive out-of-state. I wouldn't want to be going to a school that will just be cutting back while still paying like it's a private school.</p>

<p>Also on my list is Wisconsin, Wash U, Columbia, Brown/Duke (one or the other I think), Cal Poly, maybe USC, and U Miami (then there are the safeties such as Rutgers, Maryland, and Delaware). Just wondering your thoughts on some of those harder schools on my list. Columbia and Brown/Duke are obvious reaches.</p>

<p>You do have to think about the UCs continuing to cut. It's getting harder to get the classes you need to get out in 4 years, so consider that you could end up paying for 5.</p>

<p>For a shot at the ivies/Duke/WashU, focus on raising scores. We'd also need to know class rank.</p>

<p>If UC is really what you want, the only way you'll get in is if you don't need financial aid. OOS tuition is almost as much top private schools so there's no way UC system would give any aid on that. On the other hand, if you don't need financial aid and will pay full tuition, you have an amazing shot. </p>

<p>However, as a current UC student, I feel like a back-stabber saying this, but consider another school. There are less classes, less teachers, and more furlough days (days teachers take off because of budget cuts), which all translates to more students all fighting for the same classes. There are juniors at UCB still trying to finish their general-ed requirements. I'm going to be a Sophomore at UCB and wanted to transfer our to another school but missed the deadlines. I had to crash 2 classes in one semester last year! I'm crossing my fingers that I graduate in 4 years and that's WITH taking summer classes.</p>