UCLA Class of 2021 Admission Decisions

Accepted to engineering

UW GPA: 3.66
UC GPA: 4.12
Math 2: 780
Bio: 740
Physics: 730 (but this was a 2 day cram)

No Stem EC, I do theatre and run the Gamer’s Club and play club lacrosse

also urm but don’t think that matters

Accepted to Biochemistry
SAT I (breakdown):
ACT: 34 (36M 34S 34W 32R)
SAT II: Biology (750) Math II (800)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
UC GPA: 4.7
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 1%
ELC?: Yes
AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5) AP Lang (5) AB Cal (5) Biology (4) Physics I (4)
IB (place score in parenthesis): none
Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics II AP Calc BC AP Language and other 3 classes
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Not much
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Tennis (V 9-12), Robotics (11-12) Keyclub (9-12) CSF (9-12)
Job/Work Experience: non-paid software internship during summer after junior year
Volunteer/Community service: about 200 hours from Keyclub, CSF and community services
Personal Statement: it was okay
Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major : Biochemistry
State (if domestic applicant): California
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: Male
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): nothing apparently
Strengths: probably GPA
Weaknesses: lacking of ECs’ leader positions
Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to? UC Davis (regents), UCI (regents and honor), UCSB (regents), UCSD
Schools you are waiting for? Berkeley
General Comments: I post this for my son and hope this will help next year applicants. S got Alumni invitation. UC admissions are very hard to predict since many qualifiers applicants got waitlisted/rejected this year from all UCs.

Will UCLA send out acceptance letters in the mail?

@computereng0713 I just they just replied to me saying that they’ll fix the issue. You should email them too !

Accepted to College of Letters and Sciences

3.75 UW, 4.09 (!) UC GPA with a strong upwards curve junior year

35 ACT Composite, 770 Literature ST, 760 Math II, 710 Spanish w/o listening

Major: Pre-Psychology (College of Letters & Sciences)
GPA: different system than UC’s
SAT: 2170, 2200 if super-scored
Rank: Top 6%
AP Scores: English Language (5), Music Theory (5), Psychology (5), Human Geo (5), Statistics (5), US History (5), Chinese Language and Culture (5), Physics I (3)
PSAT: 1460 (Commended)

Resident status: out-of-state, but received 60% scholarship
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: Female

Did UCLA Regents decision come out? If so, where that information is mentioned in the acceptance letter or on the website? How does it look if anyone got into UCLA Regents.

Accepted :–))))))))
Major: Astrophysics (College of Letters & Science)
GPA: 4.34 (weighted, at the time)
SAT: 1230 /:
SAT Math II: 580 /:
SAT Chemistry: 660 another /:
ACT: 28 got 10/12 on essay
AP: AP World (3) AP Human Geo (5) AP Art History (3) AP Chemistry (2) AP Cal AB (3) AP Lang Comp (5) AP US His (4)
CC: Algebra 2 over the summer after 9th grade. Took Calc b/c summer after junior year, got an 89% so i ended up with a B :–( and also took Astronomy (A+)
Awards: AP Scholar w/Distinction, everything else was local and/or school recognition
Community Service: STEM and hispanic culture related, good 50+ hours
Work: None
Sport: JV and V Tennis (first half of season my 10th grade year JV, Other half and Junior year V)
Sex: Female
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Anything special: First generation american, low income, from under represented region of California
Extracurriculars: Academic Decathlon (11th VP, 12 P), Calculus Club (10th), Mad Scientist club (11th, 12th) Robotics (11th, 12th) JPL annual invention club (12) Interact club (12) Mock Trial (12th) French Club (12), held esteemed leadership roles in all except the last 3 clubs
Why I think I got accepted: MY ESSAYS WERE THE BOMB. I spent so much time on them and I wrote them so well. It’s the main reason I think I got accepted considering my subpar test scores.

All of you that have been accepted, oh my goodness you guys have killed it throughout high school, I’m so proud of all of your accomplishments!!!

Accepted to Biology!
SAT I (breakdown): 1520/1600 (800M, 720E/L) (single sitting)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Uncapped GPA: 4.64
UC GPA: 4.2
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 7/510
ELC?: Yes
AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (4) AP Lang (3) Calc AB (5) Biology (4) Euro (3) Chem (4)
Senior Year Course Load: AP Physics, AP Calc BC, AP English Lit., AP Microeconomics/Civics, Band, POE
Major Awards: AP Scholar w/ Distinction, State Seal of Bi-Literacy, National Merit Commended
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Gifting Music Club (10-12, Treasurer), Red Cross (10-12), Interact (10-12), CSF (Lifetime Member), NHS (10-12), Band (6-12, Section Leader)
Job/Work Experience: Non-paid internship at UCSF Parnassus Hospital where I shadowed doctors
Volunteer/Community service: 50 hours from Freshman Mentor Program, 20 or so hours from band competitions/fundraisers, 20 or so hours from annual city event, 50+ hours from various events from different clubs
Personal Statement: I believed they were decent, all edited by my two AP English teachers and counselor along with peers
Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major: Biology
State (if domestic applicant): California
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Filipino
Gender: Male
Hooks: First generation college student
Strengths: GPA, test scores
Weaknesses: EC’s and leadership
Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to?: UC Davis, UCSB (regents), UCSD, Cal Poly, Cal Lutheran, Fordham, U. of Portland
Schools you are waiting for?: Berkeley, Duke, CMU
Schools you were rejected from?: Stanford (EA)
General Comments: Very excited to be accepted to UCLA’s class of '21 and congrats to all those who made it as well!

Accepted to Pre-History
SAT I (breakdown): 1180
SAT II: Biology (700) US History (650)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
UC GPA: 4.2
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
ELC?: Yes
AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (4) AP Lang (3)
IB (place score in parenthesis): none
Senior Year Course Load: PreCal H, AP Enviro, AP Lit, AP Gov, Spanish 3, mandatory Religion
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Not much
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Girls Dance Team (9-12; Current Captain), ASB (9-12; Junior VP, current ASB VP), Marching Band (10-11), Admissions Ambassador (10-12)
Volunteer/Community service: i go to a catholic school so i am required to do a certain number of service hours a year. so around 200 hours by the end of high school.
Personal Statement: honestly the reason I got in, i think. I spent so much time on these and made sure they truly reflected who I was.
Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major : Pre-History
State (if domestic applicant): California
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Private
Ethnicity: African American/Asian
Gender: Female
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, research, etc.): URM
Strengths: GPA, test scores,
Weaknesses: SAT, easily.
Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to? CSULB, SDSU, UCI, UCSB,UCSD
Schools you are waiting for? Berkeley, USC (although it doesnt matter to me anymore, i’m submitting my SIR to UCLA)
General Comments: test scores aren’t everything!

What the heck… I had a 1440 SAT

Congrats on your acceptance wattba but I am a bit jealous since my SAT is nearly 300 points above your score. I am white by the way.

JuicyMango… wow you deserved to get in. I got rejected as well 1440 new sat 4.3 GPA

Accepted for English

California Resident
33 ACT
4.79 W GPA
3.89 UW

Decision: Accepted

(Program/Major: Computer Science)

SAT I (breakdown): Old SAT, Superscore - 2300 (770 Math, 750 Critical Reading, 780 Writing)
ACT (breakdown): N/A
SAT II: Math II - 800, Chemistry - 760
Unweighted GPA: ~3.9
Weighted GPA: 4.38
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn’t rank
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Computer Science (5), AP Chemistry (5), AP Lang (5), APUSH (5), AP BC Calc (5, AB subscore 5), AP World History (5), AP Physics 1 (4)
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: Multivar Calc/Matrix Algebra, AP Physics C, AP Stat, AP Gov, AP Lit, AP French, STEM Engineering
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nothing too big. I won some global robotics awards, spoke at a conference in Portugal, got National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, admitted to STEM Gov School, National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Math Honor Society, CS Honor Society, All A Honor Roll, etc.

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Football (Freshman, JV, Varsity; Most Improved 9th grade; JV Captain 10th grade; Scholar Athlete 9th-12th), CS Research (published 2 papers), Robotics (won regional, global competitions), CS Honor Society President, Science Olympiad (Primary School Team), Some small Guitar/Piano Awards
Job/Work Experience: Local pool snack bar employee
Volunteer/Community service: Taught basic CS to impoverished children at a local community center, Room to Read club executive board, mentor to freshman at school, tutored for various honor societies
Summer Activities: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute: Computer Simulations and Interactive Media (2014), Research at George Mason (2015), internship at NIST (2016)
Essays: Decent I guess. Recycled a bunch of other essays. 7-8/10 overall
Additional Rec: N/A
Interview: N/A
Supplementary Material (portfolio, etc.): N/A

Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
State (if domestic applicant): Virginia
Country (if international applicant): 'Merica
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Asian Indian
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: Upper Middle
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A

Strengths: Scores, Extracurriculars
Weaknesses: Indian Out-Of-State student going into Computer Science
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Extracurriculars, All my A minuses were rounded up to A’s XD
Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Rejected MIT, Waitlisted UChicago, Accepted UVA, GaTech

General Comments: So excited! Coming for you Lonzo :stuck_out_tongue:

Accepted to pre-statistics!!

SAT I (breakdown): didn’t submit my SAT scores.
ACT (breakdown): 35 composite, individual section scores ranged from 33-36. 24 writing.
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): Somewhere between 3.9 and 4.0, I think it’s like 3.91.
Uncapped GPA: 4.6ish
UC GPA (capped): 4.15
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): My HS doesn’t rank but definitely in the top 5%.
ELC?: I don’t know what this means.
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP World (5), Calc AB (4), Physics 1 (3), US History (4), AP Lit (5), Calc BC (5), Stats (5), Chem (3).

Senior Year Course Load: AP Environmental, AP US Gov & Politics/Adv econ (they’re each 1 semester), Ceramics (1 sem), debate (it’s year long but I dropped it at semester b/c I didn’t like debate anymore), AP Bio, Modern British Literature (1 sem), PE, Chinese IV, and AP Lang. Oh and I lab assisted my AP Lit teacher for 1 sem, but that’s pass/no pass.
Major Awards: AP Scholar w/ Distinction, some awards from my local community college, Chinese Youth of the Year award, some awards at national debate tournaments.
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Debate (10-12), World Cultures Club (9-12, VP 11th grade, Pres 12th grade), Asian Cultures Club (9-12, VP 10-11th grade, Pres 12th grade), counselor at two different summer camps (9-11), JV soccer (10-11), writer at Margins Magazine (11-present), Interlochen Center for the Arts alumni (summer of 2014), and other small stuff like 1 time volunteering experiences.
Job/Work Experience: Kumon employee.
Volunteer/Community service: Counselor at summer camp (1-3 weeks per summer, 40 hours per week at 1 camp and 15-25 at the other camp) and other smaller stuff, like those 1 time things I mentioned. I also planned a charity event, although that charity event didn’t happen until late February. I did write about planning it for one of my essays though.

Personal Statement: Three of them were really good and one was meh, I had a very hard time formulating a decent response.

Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major: Statistics
State (if domestic applicant): Iowa
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Chinese
Gender: Female
Hooks: Nothing really.
Strengths: GPA, test scores, lots of APs, good essays, leadership.
Weaknesses: Lack of awards (the national debate stuff all happened in like 1 year, there were none after first semester junior year), one really mehhh essay that I cringe whenever I read.
Schools were you accepted/waitlisted to?: Accepted by University of Iowa, deferred by Yale.
Schools you are waiting for?: Brown, NYU, Wellesley, Columbia, Berkeley, Yale.
Schools you were rejected from?: None so far.

General Comments: SUPER EXCITED OMG, can’t wait to meet you all! :slight_smile:

@JuicyMango You must have applied to Comp Sci or tough Engineering Major. Don’t feel too bad because my kid got rejected from a Non-STEM, non-competitive (relatively speaking) major. Maybe they rejected you because they knew you were not going to come to UCLA even if they accepted you. lol 40+ kids get into UCLA from his school every year, and he was top 20 in his class, a NMF, speaks multiple languages, has over 300 volunteer hours, selected to participate in several national Scholarship Programs, good essays (similar to the ones he sent Stanford), great ECs related to his intended major, was the only one accepted to Stanford/Harvard so far from his high school so far – and still got rejected by UCLA. Go figure that out. I would say for his intended major, he was strong candidate for every college.

The only reason I can think of for his rejection is that in his two blogs which he specifically mentioned and provided specific links in his UCLA essays, he posted that he is going to attend Stanford. No idea whether UCLA admission reviewer saw that.

Major:Pre-math/Applied Sciences
ACT:23 GPA:3.5 Out of State !!!
I’m as shocked as you are. My stats are probably the bottom 1% lol
but I GOT IN!!!

@websensation Your kid sounds absolutely amazing, he was definitely rejected because UCLA doesn’t believe he would actually end up going to their school and blessing their presence. I just don’t see how one could get accepted to Stanford/Harvard but not a much less selective school like UCLA. Unfortunately, the best school I have gotten into so far is UCSD (which is a good school, not trying to put it down), so it would have been nice to have been accepted to UCLA.

I also go to a school where around 30 kids get in, and I do believe I am at least at the caliber of the other students that were accepted, so I was pretty disappointed that UCLA didn’t even waitlist me. I applied for chemistry…maybe it was really competitive this year?

Anyway, thank you for your kind words. There’s still awesome schools I’m waiting for, so hopefully I can get into at least one of them. If not, then I’m more than happy to become a Triton :).

@Alisonalvarado I don’t mean to put you down, but your post really makes me depressed. I worked so hard as an IN-STATE and couldn’t get in. But I’m sure you obviously had great EC’s/Essays so you deserve it. Congrats :).

I’m sorry to hear that but if you read my application perhaps you would understand. I still hope that you get into your other schools! Good luck! @JuicyMango