**UC Santa Cruz Class of 2025 Decisions (Stats only)**

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** Template:

Decision: Admitted

Decision: Waitlisted

Decision: Rejected

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:


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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 Subject Tests (if any):

AP exams (scores in parentheses):

IB exams (score in parentheses):

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):


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


Job/Work Experience:

Volunteer/Community service:

Summer Activities:

Personal Insight essays (details):

Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:


State (if domestic applicant):

Country (if international applicant):

High school type:


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?:




Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:


Thank you

admitted on 2/22
major: molecular, cell and developmental biology
@ school 3.98 UW GPA; 4.16 WGPA
on UC calculator; unweighted 3.98; fully weighted 4.29; capped 4.14
top 9%
took 8-9 courses during 9th-11th; taking 6 classes this yr (7 APs, a bunch of honors/advanced classes), took 3 classes at community college; leadership in high school all 4 yrs
750 math 2
calc ab (4), ap bio (4), ap lang (4), apush (5)
ap scholar w honors
2 steady extracurriculars
no jobs/work
a LOT of volunteering
decent PIQs? one essay about why i like science, one about dance, one about leadership, and one about volunteering (picked one significant event)
no augmented review
asian; in-state
public high school
no FA
reflection - a lot of my volunteering was all over the place (easily 600+ hours submitted to my school, a lot more forgotten), but it honestly gave me a lot of experiences that helped me grow as an individual

feel free to reach out if you have questions!


Son admitted for History on 2/22
Unweighted GPA 4.00
Weighted GPS 4.60
Weighted & Capped GPA: 4.40
SAT Subject Test - World History=730
5’s in AP World History & AP US History
4 in AP Physics 1
Taking 6 APs this year
EC’s: National League of Young Men, Club Swimmer, High School Swimmer
Attends Public High School in Irvine, CA

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Decision: Admitted
Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Computer Science
UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.17
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.75
ELC (top 9%): Yes
Comments about course load (including senior year): Taking AP Spanish, AP Physics 2, AP Government, AP Literature, AP Calc BC, and Photography for senior year.
SAT Subject Tests (if any):800 Math 2, 800 Physics
AP exams (scores in parentheses): All 4’s and 5’s except for one 3 on Physics I
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
Extracurriculars: Had a decent amount of them. I was the president of two clubs, had two summer internships related to CS/STEM, and did other miscellaneous EC’s on the side.
Volunteer/Community service: Did a decent amount of community service
State: CA
High school type: Public
Gender: male
Applied for need-based aid?: Yes
Highest level of parent education: Bachelor’s
Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
GENERAL COMMENTS: I plan on becoming a Banana Slug unless I get accepted to UC Berkeley. Good luck everyone!

Decision: my son was admitted
Major applied to: CS

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.93
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.36
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.36


Builds PCs for self and others, a few clubs at school, All State Orchestra, All County Orchestra

Job/Work Experience: has worked in our local grocery store since age 15

Volunteer/Community service: a smattering
Summer Activities: backpacking in Colorado and canoeing in Canada each year

State (if domestic applicant): New York
High school type: public
Gender: male
Highest level of parent education: PhD
Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

Where else were you accepted: so far RIT, SUNY Binghamton, SDSU, School of Mines

Decision: Admitted 2/22
Major: Biology
UC Unweighted GPA: 3.91
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.19
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.41
ELC (top 9%): Yes

Comments about course load (including senior year): Lots of AP classes, ECs, NHS, CSF, and volunteering

Extracurriculars: Many

State (if domestic applicant): CA

High school type: Public

ADMITTED on 2/22 at 7:09pm EST
MAJOR: Robotics Engineering
GPA - 3.71 UW, 4.13 W (will be much higher by end of school)
RANK - top 10%
Honors - National Honor Society, Mathematics National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society.
CLUBS / LEAGUES - Math League, Science League, Competer Science Club, Ski Club
AP Classes - AP Comp Sci A (4), AP Stats (3), AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C Mech
Honor Classes - Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Biology, World History, French 2, Precalc, Chemistry I, US History I, Chemistry II, Physics, US History 2, Intro to Robotics
College - “Jump Start Program” / “College Dual Enrollment Program” - 4 classes total; 3.85 GPA
SAT - 1370 (690 Read/Write; 680 Math)

SPORTS - Varsity 4 years Swim; Captain; School Record; planning to swim for Div III team (not yet accepted into UCSC team though). Volleyball JV.
JOB - over the summer; mostly lifeguard
VOLUNTEERING - some + Interact Club (Rotary)

OTHER - White, Male, Out-of-State (NJ), Public High School

Decision: Admitted (2-22-2021)

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Human Biology

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.98

UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29

UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.58
IB/AP Classes: AP Psychology, AP Physics 1, IB Japanese SL 1 & 2, IB Math SL 1 & 2, IB Biology HL 1 & 2, IB English HL 1 & 2, Health Science (DE), AP Government, Honors English 10 (UC Honors)
Honors Classes: Honors Biology (freshman year), Honors World History, Honors World Geography

ELC (top 9%): Yes

AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Physics (3) | AP Psychology (5)

IB exams (score in parentheses): IB English HL (N/A) | IB Biology HL (N/A)


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

  • Qualified and competed with USA Volleyball National Training Program (Freshman + Sophomore Year) (National)
  • Competed at USA Volleyball High-Performance Championships (International Tournament)
  • CIF All-Section Team, Volleyball (Sophomore Year)(State)
  • Metropolitan Conference Champion, Volleyball (Sophomore Year) (Local)
  • MYP Personal Project (Sophomore Year)(Local)
  • Scholar-Athlete Award (Every year)(Local)


  • Club Volleyball (Team Captain) (6 years)
  • Varsity Volleyball (Team Captain) (4 years)
  • Yearbook Editor-in-Chief
  • Associated Student Body (Secretary and Board Member)
  • Link Crew Leader
  • National Honor Society
  • California Scholarship Federation

Volunteer/Community service:

  • Girls’ Volleyball Manager
  • Freshman tutor for biology

Summer Activities:

  • Club Volleyball and training with the USA Volleyball program

Personal Insight essays (details):

  • Did prompts 1-4 |
  • Prompt #1: How I brought the conversation of mental health to my vball club team after facing my own obstacles
  • Prompt #2: How being yearbook editor-in-chief helped me explore my creative side and allowed me to develop new skills that I will need in college; Also how it made me less one-dimensional
  • Prompt #3: Talked about my progression in the ability to communicate by stepping outside of my comfort zone
  • Prompt #4: Talked about my experience with conducting a research project my sophomore year


State (if domestic applicant): In-State (Norcal)

High school type: Public

Gender: Male

Highest level of parent education: BS

Decision: Admitted 2/22
Major: Robotics Engineering
GPA: 3.49 UW, 3.6 W
Comments about course load: Engineering PLTW all 4 years, 2 dual enrollment courses
AP exams: AP Spanish 5
Extracurriculars: ASB 2 years, Class President; HOSA 4 years, President
Other: Hispanic, Female, In-state, Public School, Pell Grant Eligible