***ucb class of 2024 decisons (stats only)***

Since UCB does some early admits, I am starting this thread early. Please use the template below and no discussions, just post your stats.

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[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 essay topics:
Letters of recommendation submitted:

Demographics

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

Gender:
Race/ethnicity:

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?:
Relation to alumni of college:

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):

Regents invitation (In the process of interviewing)

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

L&S - Undeclared

Academic stats:

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UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.67 (I think this is wrong but it’s what rogerhub gave me)
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.83 (Accurate. Same as my own calculation)

Top 10% of my class. Rank 8

Comments about course load (including senior year):

Course load continuously increased. I took 11 out of 12 possible APs and every honors course I could.

SAT (total and sections): N/A
ACT (total and sections): 33
SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 Math

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None

Subjective:

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

Extracurriculars:

Letters of recommendation submitted:

None

Demographics:

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

High school type: Public

Gender: Male

Race/ethnicity: Asian - Doesn’t matter for UCs though.

Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

Reflection

ECs are what got me in for sure. I don’t have a flawless record and that’s not what you should be telling your kids to spend their time on. Tell your kids to find something they love to do and follow it. Every EC doesn’t have to be a leadership position in a club or an award related to academics. They want to see passion outside of the realm of academia.

Strengths: ECs and GPA
Weaknesses: ACT is just average.

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
ECs
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

UCLA regents invitation. Not guaranteed admission like UCB but it’s essentially a likely.

DECISION: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Invited to apply for Regent’s Scholarship (interviewing in a few weeks)

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

Academic stats:

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.8
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.07
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.27
ELC (top 9%): Yes, top 4%

Comments about course load (including senior year): Taking 5 AP classes which is one less than the max available for me but is a lot for my school and it is more rigorous than my course load last year by one

ACT (total and sections): 32 (Math: 30, English: 30, Reading: 33, Science: 33)

AP exams (scores in parentheses): 4’s in APUSH, AP Euro, and AP Calc BC and 3’s in AP English Lang and AP Physics C

Subjective:

Extracurriculars: SeaPerch robotics (President and placed 7th at the International competition), Science Olympiad (president, founder, competitor, went to States), Student Body Leadership (Community Service Commissioner, Treasurer), Golf (Captain), Volleyball (Captain), Diving (captain and 1st in the league), Mock Trial (witness), Music (wrote and recorded my own album)
Job/Work Experience: Designed a nighttime surveillance robot for the county jail with some fellow students
Volunteer/Community service: Over 160 hours of community service mainly for school activities, helping younger students, and organizations that help cancer patients
Summer Activities: Studied abroad in France over the summer before my junior year

Personal insight essay topics: I wrote my essays about my struggle with a health condition, my brother’s autism, studying abroad, and Science Olympiad

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): California
High school type: Public

Gender: Female
Race/ethnicity: White

Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
Pell grant eligible?: Yes

Highest level of parent education: Graduate
Living with both, one, or no parents?: Living with both (divorced)
Relation to alumni of college: Both my parents went to Cal and some other family members have

Reflection

Strengths: I think my extracurriculars are definitely my strengths because my scores and grades aren’t very good, my activities show a lot of leadership and achievement though I explained in my essays that I struggle with a health condition that affects my school work
Weaknesses: Test scores and GPA
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Honestly don’t know
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to SDSU, SFSU so far and deferred from Northeastern

General Comments: I didn’t think I was going to get in with the regular pool much less early and my stats just go to show that you don’t need perfect scores to get in

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Invited to apply for Regent’s Scholarship

Major: EECS

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.75

SAT : 1550 (800M, 750E)
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math 2, 780 Physics
AP exams: 15 APs including senior year, 10 5s
Awards: Rensselaer Medal, Science Fair regional winner, Presidential Gold Award for Service, National AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist, handful of debate and robotics awards

Extracurriculars:

  • FRC Robotics (Programming Director)
  • VEX Robotics (President)
  • Math Team (President)
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Chair)
  • Independent Science Research
  • Dead Poets Society (Founder)
  • ASB (Homeroom Rep)
  • Choir
  • NHS

Job/Work Experience:

  • Math and reading teacher for elementary schoolers
    Volunteer/Community service:
  • 250+ hours tutoring and counseling kids
    Summer Activities:
  • UC Cosmos
  • Took AP Stats and AP PhysC’s at a community college

Personal insight essay topics: Robotics, advocacy
Letters of recommendation submitted: Calc AB/BC teacher, English teacher

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): CA
High school type: Private, all-girls
Gender: Female
Race/ethnicity: Asian
Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

Reflection

Strengths: Stats and STEM ECs
Weaknesses: nonSTEM ECs and essays
Why you think you were accepted: I’m a stereotypical EECS student
Where else were you accepted: UIUC, Purdue EA

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents and Chancellors Scholarship Nominee

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Philosophy (L&S)

Academic stats:

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.4
ELC (top 9%): 1/31

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): 650M/650E/17W
SAT Subject Tests (if any): didn’t submit
NO APs or IB Courses but I did do Dual Enrollment:
Since my freshman year I have taken around 30 classes, will have around 90 units when I graduate from high school this fall, and I am getting my A.A. in three different disciplines this May.

Subjective:

Extracurriculars: Despite my other activities, my other extracurriculars were pretty standard (Yearbook-editor-in-chief, some regional and state medals in SkillsUSA, Acadec all four years, PHAST all four years, etc.).

Job/Work Experience: I have two jobs -
Working as a crew member at McDonalds as opener (4am shifts) 25 hrs/wk
Mentoring at a robotics shop (paid) 20 hrs/wk

Volunteer/Community service:
I’ve accumulated over 300 hours of recorded community service helping at robotics events and other local activities. I received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award my Sophomore year in Louisville, Kentucky.

Summer Activities:
All four years of high school I have volunteered at my local boys and girls club as a Junior Volunteer and taken summer courses at my local college.

Personal insight essay topics: I talked about robotics, going to college at an early age, philosophy of science, my associates degrees, working at 4 am.
Letters of recommendation submitted: No letters submitted.

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): CA
High school type: Charter School

Gender: Male
Race/ethnicity: Mexican

Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
Pell grant eligible?: Yes

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

Reflection

Strengths: I thought my main strengths were my EC’s and having numerous responsibilities outside of school.
Weaknesses: Definitely my scores, but it just goes to show to do what you really care about.
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I was admitted early because (like I emphasized in my essays) I think I did what I enjoyed, even if it was different. I hosted many local, regional, and a state competition for VEX robotics with an old advisor my Sunior and Senior year, which was a huge commitment, but I did because I loved it. I think that set me apart from a lot of students who simply put “Robotics Competitor.” I did lead my team to Worlds in Kentucky my Freshman year.

General Comments: Scores aren’t everything, but don’t totally disregard them. :smile:

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents and Chancellor’s Scholarship finalist

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
Political Science - L&S

Academic stats:
UC Unweighted GPA:3.92
UC Capped Weighted GPA:4.25
UC Fully Weighted GPA:4.45
ELC (top 9%):yes

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): did not take
ACT (total and sections):34C (36R/35E/35S/30M/11 writing)
SAT Subject Tests (if any): Lit 720
AP exams (scores in parentheses): 10th:AP World (5), APES (4) 11th: Psych (5), AP Lang (5), APUSH (4), AP Spanish (3) 12th: AP Lit, AP Stats, AP Govt, AP Micro
Senior year courses: DE Intro International Relations, AP Micro, AP Govt, AP Stats, AP Lit, Differential Calc, Service Learning (Internship)
IB exams (score in parentheses):n/a
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NHS, Spanish HS, Girls State finalist, AP Scholar with distinction

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: YMCA Youth and Government (State leadership position 2 years), Internship CA Retailers Assoc, Finance Intern on a Congressional Campaign

Job/Work Experience: Customer Service/Front Desk 10 hrs/week Senior year
Volunteer/Community service: Library (200+ hours), Peer Council for local probation department (150 hours)
Activities: Hula dancer, Girl Scout

Personal insight essay topics: Wrote about Leadership position in Y&G, Experience on Peer Council, hospitalization/surgery for heart condition summer after Sophomore year,and creativity involved in playing/DMing D&D

Letters of recommendation submitted: N/a

Demographics:
State (if domestic applicant): CA (Northern)
Country (if international applicant):
High school type: Large Public

Gender:F
Race/ethnicity:White

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

Highest level of parent education: professional doctorate both
Living with both, one, or no parents?:Both
Relation to alumni of college:No

Reflection

Strengths: well-rounded academically/ECs and specific passion/activities related to major
Weaknesses: GPA, did not take AP Calc/Physics. School does not have honors weighted courses
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ???
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Accepted: UofA (honors), SDSU, UofUtah (Honors), Simmons University (Honors/Kotzen scholarship), Temple U (Honors), LMU, UCI (CHC/Regents’ scholarship)
Awaiting: UCSB,UCSD,UCD,UCLA, Scripps, CMC, USC

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):no
Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
Colleges of L&S

Academic stats:

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UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.11
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.49
ELC (top 9%): yessir

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): did not submit because :confused:
ACT (total and sections): 32C: 34 E 32 M 31 R 30 S
SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2: 800 Biology M: 710 Chemistry: 720
AP exams (scores in parentheses): 3 in AP Bio, Lang, and World History, 4 in Chem, 2 in Calc (LOL)
IB exams (score in parentheses): no
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: Section Leader, Varsity Marching Band; Section Leader, Concert Band; Varsity Track & Field; Captain/Founder, Science Olympiad; Ambassador of e-STEM academy program; Science and Engineering Research Project Mentor; United Sound Member (teach special education how to play); Principal Advisory Committee Member (handful of people chosen by principal to discuss how we can make the school a better place);HOSA Member: listed LIFE Health Internship that I planned to do this school year
Job/Work Experience: NONE, cause school itself was my job
Volunteer/Community service: Kaiser Permanente Hospital Volunteering (130+ hours)
Summer Activities: Kaiser Volunteering, Band Camp (which I didn’t talk about), took an English college course, sectional rehearsals, etc.

Personal Insight essays (details):
In the leadership essay talked about my leadership experience as a section leader what I gained from it as well as how this was applicable to wanting to study brain science. Another essay (educational opportunity) talked about my experience in my school’s e-STEM program in which catered to my interest in the medical field more and allowed me to do a research project. In the talent essay, I talked about my ability to communicate with other people how it’s allowed to build relationship with a variety of people from my school. I also related that to how it’s allowed to gain leadership positions and volunteer positions and stuff like that while adding a bit more of how it related neuroscience, psychology, and how we think and all that. In my last essay(passion), I talked about my absolute passion for neurobiology and I even gave it a theme around different brain concepts I was interested in. overall, that’s pretty much it. I felt my essays arched over the different themes in my life but they all tied into what I wanted to study somehow. So perhaps this is a good strategy
Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: didn’t receive a request for this?

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): IN-STATE SOCAL
Country (if international applicant): USA
High school type: Public (near 5000 students)

Gender: Male
Race: African-American

Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

Highest level of parent education: 2 yr or associate degree (only one of em)
Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

Reflection

Strengths: my essays? Counselors said they were pretty solid. My ECs were also pretty good and I think that both of these combined carried my app
Weaknesses: MY STATS LOL, unweighted and capped were below 25th so them essays and ecs had to be good
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Well-rounded applicant pretty much
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: rejected to Stanford, accepted into every other UC (excluding R, SC, and M which I did not apply to), waiting on USC now

General Comments:
pretty cool, just waiting on USC and this admission season is complete. going to UCLA

Son

Decision: Admitted

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: College of Letters and Sciences

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.27
SAT (total and sections): 1490 (Math: 800, English: 690)
SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2: 790, Physics: 730

State (if domestic applicant): California

Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Accepted: SDSU, UCSD, UCB
Waitlisted: UC Davis
Rejected: UCLA, UCI, SJSU (appealing decision)
Waiting: None

Decision: Rejected

Major : Mechanical Engineering

Academic stats:

UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
Fully Weighted GPA: 4.53
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.77
Eligibility in Local Context?: Yes

Rank: 3/ ~165
Comments about course load (including senior year): 6 APs out of 7 classes total senior year, Cannot take AP classes until junior year at my school, Loaded up with honors & accelerated classes where APs weren’t available.
SAT (total and sections): N/A
ACT (total and sections): 36 (35 Math, 36 Reading, 36 Grammar, 36 Science)
SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 - Math II, 700 - Physics
AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH(5), Lang(4), Lit(Planned), Physics C(Planned), Calculus AB(Planned), Spanish Lang(Planned), Macroeconomics(Planned), Biology(Planned)
IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Eagle Scout

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: Mock Trial Club Captain, Model UN delegate, , 3 years Student Government, 3 years Varsity Track & Field, 6 years playing Tenor Sax
Job/Work Experience: Courtesy Clerk @ Local Supermarket
Volunteer/Community service: 200+ hours tutoring underprivileged and special needs students
Summer Activities: N/A

Essays :

  • Discovering a love for engineering at a young age & fostering that love as I grew up
  • Experiences tutoring special ed children in low-income areas, specifically in math/science
  • Overcoming PTSD from the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting
  • Learning to adapt after half of my school’s campus burned down in a wildfire

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): In-State
High school type: Small, religious, competitive private school

Gender: Male

Applied for financial aid?: No
Highest level of parent education: Bachelor’s Degree
Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

Reflection

Strengths: Essays + Stats
Weaknesses: ECs related specifically to my major (Like robotics), Nationally-recognized ECs
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Essays + Stats (Especially in comparison to other engineering majors from my school)
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Accepted: Cal Poly SLO, UCSB (Regents), UCD (Regents), UCSD (Regents)
Waitlisted: N/A
Rejected: UCB

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): N/A

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

CNR - Microbial Biology

Academic stats:

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UC Unweighted GPA: 3.64
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.93
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.08

Top 20% of class

Comments about course load (including senior year):

2 APs sophomore year, 4 junior year, 5 Senior year, 3 community college courses

SAT (total and sections): 1420 (1470 super scored)
ACT (total and sections):
SAT Subject Tests (if any): 750 Math II, 680 Chemistry

Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Mission Award by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for forming a team and raising $15k for blood cancer patients

Subjective:

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

Extracurriculars:
President of the Biology Olympiad Club (co-founder as well), Co-President of the Math Club (co-founder as well), Vice President of Youth Movement Against Cancer Club (co-founder as well), Varsity cross country 9-11th grade (couldn’t do it this year because of issues at home), Varsity volleyball 9-12th grade

Letters of recommendation submitted:

None

Demographics:

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

High school type: Charter

Gender: Male

Race/ethnicity: Asian - Doesn’t matter for UCs though.

Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

Reflection

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!!! ECs and essays what got me in for sure. To future applicants, all I am going to say is that if you have below average grades and standardized test scores due to issues at home, don’t give up!! Explain everything to the best of your abilities and remember to reflect on it well. :slight_smile:
Also, UCs are super random lol trust me when I say that you shouldn’t give up. Ever.

Strengths: ECs and GPA
Weaknesses: GPA, SAT

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
ECs
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Rejected: JHU (ED), WashU, UCLA
Waitlisted: UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Carnegie Mellon University (Priority Waitlist), deferred at Tulane
Accepted: Creighton (25k per year), Fordham (29k per year), University of the Pacific (24k per year and Honors College), University of Pittsburgh, UC Riverside (Honors College invitation), UC Santa Cruz (early admit), UC Berkeley, USC (no scholarship)

Decision: Admitted

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Global Studies

[ab]Academic stats:

UC Unweighted GPA: 3.91
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.09
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.37
Eligibility in Local Context?: yes

Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): top 9%
Comments about course load (including senior year): AP Lit, AP Calc BC, Civcs/Econ MUN, AP Stats, AP Physics 1, AP Enrivo Science
SAT (total and sections): 1460
SAT Subject Tests (if any): 700 World History, 720 US history, 670 Math 1, 680 Math 2
AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Human Geo (5), AP World (5), AP Calc AB (5), APUSH (5), AP Lang (5), AP Psych (5), AP Chem (3)
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold) x3, Girl Scout Gold Award, LA Jewish Federation Grant x3, National Hispanic Scholar Recognition, AP Scholar w Distinction

Subjective:

Extracurriculars: Manager for international non-profit on genocide education, LA Museum of the Holocaust Teen Advisory Board (Education Committee Leader), started own nonprofit for genocide curriculum in schools, Girl Scouts +12 yrs (Senior scout), Model United Nations 4 yrs, Internship w/ Congresswoman, Research intern with human rights non-profit, Jr. Young Buddhists Association (secretary), Marching Band 4yrs, Wind Symphony 4 yrs, writer for political paper group, school newspaper club (treasurer), NHS
Job/Work Experience: i make acai bowls whats up
Summer Activities: Personal projects at the LA Museum of the Holocaust that were funded w/ a grant from the LA Jewish Federation, summer classes at community college, summer course at Brown Uni., conference at UChicago for Hispanic kidz

Essays (topics, details): honestly I reread them and theyre TRASH
Community Service: wrote about my non-profit and a time I was teaching in class
Artistic Side: How i’ve played music for +8 years and marching band lmaoooo
Fav subject: Genocide and mass atrocities and how they’re overlooked in US legislation and how we barely ever learn about things like the Holocaust + other genocides!!!
prompt 8 the one where you write about whatever: I talked about how I’ve had super diverse experiences w/ my nonprofits and being able to lobby on Capitol hill and how these experiences have exposed me to experiences similar to college so i’m prepared

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): CA bby
High school type: large public

Gender: female, mexican + korean

Applied for financial aid?: yes
Highest level of parent education: BA for one
Living with both, one, or no parents?: both parents
Income bracket: 90k

Reflection

Strengths: I think my extracurriculars carried me and maybe unique passion for genocide?
Weaknesses: Def my standardized test scores and probably even transcripts bc I def got B’s where I shouldn’t have, also essays maybe I know I personally disliked them
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Again unique passion, demonstrated work in human rights/politics area, participated in things that most high schoolers don’t
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Accepted: George Washington Uni, Clark Uni, American Uni Honors, Boston University Honors, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Columbia (dual BA)
Waitlisted: UChicago, Barnard, Yale
Rejected: Georgetown, Northwestern, Brown, Harvard

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): none

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

Academic stats:

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UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.2
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.4
ELC (top 9%):

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): n/a
ACT (total and sections): 35 (36 31 35 36)
SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2 (800), Bio E (770)
AP exams (scores in parentheses):AP World (5) APUSH (5) AP Lang (4) AP Bio (4) AP Euro (?) AP Stats (?) AP Lit (?) AP Physics (?)
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: varsity swimming, nhs(President), solar panel club
Job/Work Experience: busser at restaurant
Volunteer/Community service: volunteer at yoga studio
Summer Activities: summer internship at hospital, classes at ucla

Personal insight essay topics:
-how my fathers death shaped me into a leader
-summer program at ucla
-how yoga influences me
-how my autoimmune disease sparked my interest in biology
Demographics

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

Gender: female
Race/ethnicity: white

Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes
Pell grant eligible?:
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

Highest level of parent education: PHD
Living with both, one, or no parents?: one parent
Relation to alumni of college:

Reflection

Strengths: great essays and solid test scores
Weaknesses: mediocre ECS
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: idk tbh
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
accepted: USC, UCSD, UCSB, UCD, UCI, UCSC, Pepperdine, USD
waitlist: UCLA
rejection: caltech, pomona
awaiting: stanford
General Comments: i had a couple b’s on my transcript, don’t give up if you dont have perfect stats!!! Also you don’t have to save the world to get into to good schools, just be passionate about what you wanna study!! I did that and got into USC + berkeley OOS.

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: EECS

Academic stats:
UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.65
ELC (top 9%):

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): N/A
ACT (total and sections): 35 - 33E, 36M, 35R, 36C
SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 800; Physics 800; Chemistry 770
AP exams (scores in parentheses): BC (5); Mech (5); E&M (5); HuG (5); CSA (5); Lit (4); Lang (4); Chem (4); Bio (4); Micro (5); Macro (5); USH (5); Psych (5)
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: USAPhO Qual, USACO Silver, Math Bowl Qual, URoch Xerox Award, National Merit Commended, National AP Scholar
Extracurriculars: Unpublished Physics research at state flagship, Math Team (Captain), Science Bowl (Captain), Cybersecurity Team (Captain), Quiz Bowl, FRC Robotics, Economics Challenge, All-State Math Team, probably some other stuff that I can’t remember atm
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service: Library volunteering
Summer Activities: ML internship, IT internship, some MOOCs, travelling

Personal insight essay topics: Leadership Demonstration, Educational Opportunity, Significant Challenge, Academic Inspiration
Letters of recommendation submitted: None

Demographics
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant): India but I have lived in a midwestern state for 4 years
High school type: Public - competitive and probably the best in my state

Gender: Male
Race/ethnicity: Asian

Applied for need-based financial aid?: No
Pell grant eligible?: N/A
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: N/A

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

Reflection
Strengths: Probably my stats and ECs
Weaknesses: Not enough big awards
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I did not apply for aid and us international students are basically cash cows for the UCs lol
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Accepted - UIUC CS (Eng), Georgia Tech, UCLA, UMN, UW Madison, Purdue, Imperial College London, University College London, Edinburgh, St. Andrews
Waitlisted - Columbia
Rejected - Princeton, MIT, Caltech, Cornell (ED), Cambridge

General Comments:

Super late but hope this helps future applicants!

Decision: Admitted

Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Lol none (Out of State)

Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Letters & Sciences for Public Health (admitted as undeclared like most others though)

Academic stats:

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UC Unweighted GPA: 3.92
UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.14
UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.42
ELC (top 9%): N/A (OOS)

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections): N/A
ACT (total and sections): 35 C
SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 (Math II,) 770 (Bio M)
AP exams (scores in parentheses): 12 AP exams (but 16 courses, didn’t take exams as a senior,) mostly fours, few fives, one three (didn’t report.)
IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Scholar (Semi-finalist at application time.)

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars: Science Competitions (won some state/regional awards,) Indian classical music, and Sanskrit-related learning.
Job/Work Experience: Job at local medical school during junior year summer, public health education related.
Volunteer/Community service: ~400-500 hours of hospital/library volunteering at application time.
Summer Activities: Volunteering and job at local medical school (for junior year summer.)

Personal insight essay topics: Significant educational opportunity, academic subject that inspires me, making my a community a better place, and what makes me a strong candidate to the UCs.
Letters of recommendation submitted: N/A (was not asked for)

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant): PNW Region
Country (if international applicant): N/A
High school type: Public

Gender: Male
Race/ethnicity: South Asian

Applied for need-based financial aid?: N/A
Pell grant eligible?: Nope
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: Nope

Highest level of parent education: Graduate degrees
Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
Relation to alumni of college: Nope!

Reflection

Strengths: Essays relating to major choice.

Weaknesses: Applying from a school where a ton of people apply to Berkeley.

Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I applied for a relatively less popular major at Berkeley (Public Health) and had extracurricular activities/essays that clearly showed my interest in the field and because Berkeley was the only UC I applied to, talked about specific organizations/aspects of Berkeley that excited me.

Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Too many rejections to count lol

Top accepted choices were Brown (attending,) Vanderbilt, and USC.

General Comments: The college admissions cycle is tough! Before Berkeley came out, I had been receiving quite a few rejections in the days leading up to decision release, so was extremely happy to have been admitted. Good luck to everyone applying to college this year/future years!