UCLA chances

<p>Hey, this is Jason
I've already applied to UCLA, Cal, UCSD, UCD, and UCSB.
I'm working on my Stanford App as its due in 13 days.
I'm also applying to Dartmouth, but I'm not sure if I should just go for the other Ivys. My dad works with the Admissions Officer for Nor Cal so she has motivated me to apply there. What other Ivys are good for me?</p>

<p>UCLA is really my first choice as I have been raised as a bruin (parents both ulumni as well as half the extended family)</p>

<p>Senior at Northern Cal Public High School (Good scores, not great)
Weighted GPA- 4.43
UC GPA- 4.34
UW- 3.95
ACT- 31, but my best scores are:
Math- 35
Science- 35
Reading- 33
English- 28
which makes a 33 composite (1460 equivalent)
Hopefully, I can get my good scores together on the upcoming ACT test
Sat II:
750 math II
730 bio M
680 Writing 2</p>

<p>Honors: every year social studies and english, Chemistry
APs: US History, Calc AB, Calc BC, Biology, Government, Psychology
Sciences- Biology, Chem H, AP Bio, Physiology, Physics, Independent Research</p>

<p>ECs: Tennis Tennis Tennis
I play 10 hours a week</p>

<h1>1 on varsity last two years (MVP)</h1>

<p>Won 3rd singles in Ebal (East Bay Regionals)
Taught tennis junior year
String rackets since freshmen year (2 hours a week)
Wash tennis courts in summer (12 hours a week)
Taught free tennis lessons (total 48 hours)
Captain of Ball Boy Squad since freshmen year (train for Seibel Open, which is a big pro event in San Jose Arena- pressure pressure pressure)
Biology Department Tutor-Junior/senior
Judged city science fair for elementary-high school along with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists
Junior Class Senator</p>

<p>UC essays:
1) My research project- dealing with anesthetics: allowing anesthesiologists to base their anesthetic administration on its effects on bacteria (in cases involving epidural surgery- some anesthetics actually promote bacterial infection, and thus paralysis and death)
I worked with scientists at LLNL</p>

<p>2) My day in the Operating Room where I learned the techniques and responsibilities of anesthesiologists- awesome experience
realized I wanted to become an anesthesiologist
-talked about how I am inspired by the work of my grandfather (Stanford grad), who founded the UCI med school and wrote the main anesthesia text book for med school, and my great grandfather, who helped evolve the anesthesia department at UCSF and became dean</p>

<p>3) Surfing- How I have grown through surfing.
It has taught me how delicate life is and how we should live life to the fullest</p>

<p>Good shot. Maybe even a great shot. I think you're in.</p>

<p>hmm a little bird told me that essays are somewhat irrelevant to the application except for UCB.
i think that you have great chances though</p>

<p>Well, it'd seem a waste of time to apply to Ivies and Stanford because your first choice (you'd turn down Stanford/Ivies to go to UCLA if both accept you) is a lot easier to get in than the Ivies/Stanford. However, I think you'd be doing the right thing to apply to Ivies cos you never know if you'll change your mind. The Ivies are all private (except Cornell which sorta a hybrid) and offer pretty different experience. You may like them more once you get accepted and start to look at them more closely.</p>

<p>Thanks Sam. Yeah I love UCLA, but now that I'm meeting people from Ivies and Cal and Stanford, I am realizing how cool they all are. Wherever I go, I know I'm going to have fun and become successful.</p>

<p>Wherever I go, I know I'm going to have fun and become successful.</p>

<p>I wish I had that kind of outlook on life... :(</p>

<p>stats-wise, you're better than i was by senior year, and i'm here at ucla. i also think you're a shoe-in for cal, highly likely at stanford, and good shots at most ivies. good luck.</p>

<p>Thanks whaaasssaaa.
I just turned my app in to Stanford. And I'm almost done with my apps for Harvard (ha), Dartmouth, and Armherst.</p>