**UC RIVERSIDE CLASS of 2025 FRESHMAN DECISIONS (STATS ONLY)**

Please post your decision, stats and other pertinent information using the template. Best of luck to all applicants

** Template:

Decision: Admitted

Decision: Waitlisted

Decision: Rejected

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

ACADEMIC STATS::

Calculate your GPAs with GPA Calculator for the University of California – RogerHub

UC Unweighted GPA:

UC Capped Weighted GPA:

UC Fully Weighted GPA:

ELC (top 9%):

Comments about course load (including senior year):

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?:

Pell grant eligible?:

Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

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:**

S21 Admitted
CA, Public High School, Male
Chancellor’s Scholarship ($5K/year)
Major: Electrical Engineering
UC UWGPA: 3.96 UC Capped WGPA: 4.22 UC Fully WGPA: 4.52
ELC: Yes
13 APs, 4 during senior year, mostly 5s and 4s on all
Decent but not great ECs - depth in one area (sport) + internship related to major

One UC under his belt!

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents $10,000/year

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Mechanical Engineering
ACADEMIC STATS::

Calculate your GPAs with GPA Calculator for the University of California – RogerHub 12

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0

UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.27

UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.63

ELC (top 9%): Yes

Comments about course load (including senior year):

SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2: 790, Bio: 770

AP exams (scores in parentheses): Human Geography (5),

Biology (5), Computer Science (5), Lang (5), Calc BC (5) and Physics (5)

IB exams (score in parentheses): World Religion (6)

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: Robosub Team (Semi-Finalist), Math Club (UCSD Math Competition Team won first place), Track ( JV Athlete of the Year), Youth Entrepreneur Award (city competition) second place

Job/Work Experience: Tutor

Volunteer/Community service: Church High School Youth Group Leadership (3 Years),
Worship Team-Plays guitar and cajon in band (4 years)
Music- Piano, Guitar, drums (from 4 years old)
Church Middle School Group Leader (3 years)
Lots of volunteer hours helping community (activities at church, food bank)
Youth Court Juror (4 years)
Trained for, raised money and ran the LA Half Marathon as part of a group to bring clean water to children in Africa. Group raised over $100,000.

Summer Activities: Summer school every summer

Personal Insight essays (details): Spent lots of time on them.

Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: none

DEMOGRAPHICS::

State (if domestic applicant): California

Country (if international applicant):

High school type: Public

Gender: Male

Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

Pell grant eligible?: No

Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

Highest level of parent education: Bachelors

Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

REFLECTION::

Strengths: Grades

Weaknesses: SAT 2 Math

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Grades

Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: SDSU, CPP, Cal Poly Slo, UCR

Waiting to hear from: UCSD, UCLA, UCI, UCSB, UCD

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DS Admitted
CA, Public High School, Male
Regent’s Scholarship ($10K/year)
Major: Computer Engineering
UC UWGPA: 3.96 UC Capped WGPA: 4.16 (due to too many A-G courses) UC Fully WGPA: 4.8
ELC: Yes
SAT: Math II - 760, Bio - 780, Chem - 780
Awards - PSAT Commended Scholar
16 APs, 4 during senior year, mostly 5s and 4s on all
Great ECs and leadership positions
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Cal Poly SLO

Posting from what my friend’s son reported for future reference and for those still waiting

Admitted
CA, Public High School, Asian Male
Major: Bio
UC UWGPA: 3.65
UC Fully WGPA: 4.2
SAT: n/a
APs: Chem, World, US, Lang, Calc AB, Physics 1, currently in Stat, Calc BC, ECon (both)
Great ECs, volunteer and leadership positions
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Still waiting for other UCs, got into U Houston, Texas A&M

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): $3k/year (Achievement Scholarship)

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Business Econ

ACADEMIC STATS::

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.65

UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.1

Comments about course load (including senior year): A mix of regular, honors and APs classes. Took 5 APs senior year and one regular class (religion).

SAT Subject Tests (if any): N/A

AP exams (scores in parentheses): 3 for AP Lit

SUBJECTIVE::

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: Academics Award (9-12th grade, School), Scholastic Silver Key Arts Award (11th grade, regional)

Extracurriculars: President to 2 school clubs, and hold an officer position for 1 . Played in a volleyball team outside of school sophomore year. CSF, NHS, and NCHS member

Job/Work Experience: Interned at 2 companies every summer

Volunteer/Community service: Had 300+ hours by the time of application (400+ now) but did not mention in application

Summer Activities: Intern

Personal Insight essays (details): Showed clearly what are my interests and passions, I wouldn’t say good, but they are pretty decent.

Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: None

DEMOGRAPHICS::

State (if domestic applicant):

Country (if international applicant): Vietnam (But attended high school in soCal)

High school type: Private, Catholic

Gender: Female

Highest level of parent education: High School

Living with both, one, or no parents?: 2

REFLECTION::

Strengths: My essays were decent.

Weaknesses: Grades; sophomore year grades were terrible, 2Bs Freshman year and 2 Bs Junior year. ECs were not that good either

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Lucky I think

Accepted: UMass Amherst, Syracuse U, Penn State, RIT, UCR
Waitlisted: NYU (ED2)
Still waiting to hear: several out of state schools, UCs, and USC :wink:

Decision || Admitted
Scholarships || $12,000
Major || Admitted into Chemistry (alternate, main was bio sciences)

UCUW || 3.49
UCWC || 3.73
UCFW || 3.73

Course Load || IB Biology HL for 11th and 12th. AP Chemistry 11th. AP Human Geo 10th. AP Physics 1 12th.
AP Exams || AP Chemistry (4)
PIQs || Highlighted diversity, leadership, perseverance and passion.

State || Florida (OOS)
High School Type || U.S. Private High School
Gender || Male
Highest level of parent education || Masters
Living with both, one, or no parents || Both

Strengths || PIQs
Weaknesses || Grades

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected || OOS Applicant, good PIQs.

Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected || Accepted into SDSU, SUNY Stony Brook, UCM. Waiting to hear from CPP, UCD, UCI, and UCSD.

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Chancellor’s (5K/year)

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

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.92

UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.25

UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.75

ELC (top 9%): yes

Comments about course load (including senior year):
12 AP course + 3 DE Math Courses (Calculus 1/2/3)

Senior year: Decent senior schedule. AP Chem/AP Physics C/AP English/AP Govt/AP Econ/AP Stat + DE Analytic Geometry

SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2:800, Japanese: 780

AP exams (scores in parentheses):
AP Bio (4) AP Euro (3) AP CompSci (3) AP Japanese (5) AP US Hist (4)

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

Extracurriculars:
4 years marching band, japanese language school, Computer programming club, a few other NHS

Job/Work Experience: summer internship as developer

Volunteer/Community service: none

Summer Activities: mainly DE classes

Personal Insight essays (details): average

DEMOGRAPHICS:: Asian

State (if domestic applicant): In state

High school type: Public/Very competitive school in SoCal

Gender: Female

Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

Pell grant eligible?: No

Highest level of parent education: Bachelors

Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

REFLECTION:: Always good to get the first one

Strengths: Decent GPA, strength of schedule, resilience. Fought back after getting 2 Bs first semester.

Weaknesses: No leadership positions

Why you think you were accepted: GPA

Accepted: TCU, Knox

Still waiting: All the other UCs, Cornell/Dartmouth/CMU/NYU/JHU/Georgetown

Decision: Admitted
Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents ($10k/yr)
Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Bio-med Eng 5 yrs BS/MS

ACADEMIC STATS::

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.4
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.6
ELC (top 9%): yes, Co-Val

Comments about course load (including senior year): A/P, honors, Calc (2yrs), AP Phys/Chem/Bio/Stat, APUSH, Euro, ES, English (2yrs), Biomed Resrch

Not SAT/ACT
SAT Subject Tests (if any): None
AP exams (scores in parentheses): 8 (all 4/5s). 5 more senior year

REFLECTION::

Academic strength, extracurricular achievements (not activities), performing arts with achievements. Leadership, unblemished academic record, academic rigor - All those things that top schools wants but at time ignore or find too formulaic.

Decision: Admitted
Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

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

ACADEMIC STATS::

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9

UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.17

UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.47

ELC (top 9%): Yes

Comments about course load (including senior year): Rigourous

SAT Subject Tests (if any): N/A

AP exams (scores in parentheses): Human Geo (5), Euro (4), Seminar (4), CSP (3), Lit (3), Comp Sci A (3), Calc AB (2, didn’t report)

IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 3 years of perfect attendance

SUBJECTIVE::

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

Extracurriculars: 4yrs of tennis, mock trial one year

Job/Work Experience: N/A

Volunteer/Community service: 80+ hours of volunteering

Personal Insight essays (details): Pretty good

Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: N/A

DEMOGRAPHICS::

State (if domestic applicant): California

High school type: Public

Gender: Male

Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

Pell grant eligible?: Yes

Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: efc was low

Highest level of parent education: High school

Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

REFLECTION::

Strengths: Grades were good for my HS

Weaknesses: 3 B’s and a couple of low ap scores

Decision: Admitted
Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Chancellor’s, 5K/year
Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Creative Writing

ACADEMIC STATS::

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.3

Comments about course load (including senior year): Rigorous, heavy on AP/honors and STEM (despite Creative Writing major)

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AP exams: Euro, APUSH, Calc AB, Spanish (all 4-5); upcoming English Lit, Calc BC, Physics, Comp Gov

SUBJECTIVE::

Extracurriculars: Published in literary magazine, writing competition winner

Job/Work Experience: Counselor, UC Berkeley Girls in Engineering

Summer Activities: Columbia University Summer Immersive – Fiction Writing

DEMOGRAPHICS::

State (if domestic applicant): CA

High school type: Public

Gender: Female

Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

Highest level of parent education: Graduate

Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

REFLECTION:

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Grades

Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Haven’t heard yet

Decision: Admitted
Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents scholarship

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Chemical Engineering, BS/MS program

Academic stats:

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.00
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.33
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.92
ELC (top 9%): yes

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): n/a
ACT (total and sections): n/a
SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 math II, 790 chem
AP exams (scores in parentheses): 5 (chem), 4 (Ap physics 1 (didn’t send))
IB exams (score in parentheses): n/a
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: 5/10
Job/Work Experience: 7/10
Volunteer/Community service:5/10
Summer Activities: barely any

Personal Insight essays (details): 7/10
Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: n/a

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): CA
Country (if international applicant): usa
High school type: public large
Gender:

Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes
Pell grant eligible?: no
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

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