<p>UCLA is my dream school. My parents went there, we attend BruinWoods, and I have been completely indoctrinated to hate USC ever since I could talk. No really, "I hate USC" were my first words as a child.</p>
<p>I was accepted to UCSB college honors program yesterday and was wondering, do students who are typically accepted into that program have a higher acceptance rate at UCLA, from past experience? Here are my stats:</p>
ACT: 30 (E:33, R:33, M:29, S:26, Essay 10)
SAT IIs: Terrible, had the flu. USH 700, Lit 590 (AP Scores 5 and 4, respectively)
GPA: 3.92 UW, 4.4-4.5W
Other stats: AP Psych- 4, AP Art History-4, Ap Lit-4, AP US-5
Essays: Strongest part of my application, IMO.
Teacher Recs: Do they even matter at this school?
Counselor Rec: ?
Hook (if any): Interned on Capitol Hill 6 weeks, lived on my own, for a Senator. Student Body President in 11th Grade.
State or Country: California
School Type: Private
Other Factors/Hook?: Major upward trend in grades (straight A's in 3 APs last year)</p>
<p>Thanks for your input guys and good luck to all!</p>