Weak GPA....chance?

<p>asian, out of state student
top 50 ranked in nation high school
I am a year ahead in math and science
9th Grade:3.57 (did badly) *2 honors classes
10th Grade: 3.925, 3 AP classes, 2 honors classes
11th Grade: 3.925, 4 AP classes
12 Grade: 4.0 * first semester 4 AP classes 2 honors classes</p>

<p>AP classes:
stats, econ, environmental science, calc, world history, physics B, computer science, comp gov, chinese, physics C, psych</p>

SAT score: 2120
dont know my SAT II scores yet
planning to take math 2 and physics</p>

<p>ExtraCurriculars and awards:
Girls Swim Team manager (20 hours or 2 months)
Program in which i teach younger kids how to swim for free (2 summers)
Mentor and helper in a chinese leadership community program in which i teach kids about random stuffs (2 summers)
AP scholar with distinction
Computer lessons teacher in senior home *Trying to make it my essay topic talking about the lack of technologies that are usable for seniors and how i have been developing workarounds to make these usable.
peer tutor (2 years)
National honor society (2 years)
9 years of swimming *high school swimming i got top 6 in county and districts. Won 6th, 8th, 12th, 7th place awards in districts and made state team. varsity swimming(9-12)
Microsoft internship over summer
3 years of key club *secretary, project head of multiple events
2 years of Robotics, Ranked top 3 nationwide. Robotics captain
1 year of high school water polo *3rd in Water polo tournament, went to state
4 years of math club *6th place in state in speed math, varsity math club
over 100 hours of community service</p>

<p>Chance for Berkeley *top choice :D, cornell, ucla, and in my dreams columbia :P</p>

<p>If your UC GPA is a 4.0, you have a shot at Berkeley and LA. While your GPA is on their low side, your SAT is higher than their averages. Plus they really need the OOS tuition dollars. So fair shot from a well represented state and good shot if you’re from a stay not sending them many applicants.</p>

<p>Cornell (if it’s CAS) and Columbia will be tougher.</p>

<p>in your opinion what things make applicants at the level of cornell and columbia?</p>

<p>Very high GPA/class rank (most without a hook are 1 or 2) and SAT (2250 plus) and then a great EC.</p>

<p>if your HS if really a top 50, then i’d say your chances at cornell and columbia aren’t completely out the window. if you can bring your SATs up a bit and write some BOMB essays, that its a definite possibility. and like 2c2c said, UCLA and Cal are very probable if your UCGPA is above a 4.0</p>

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<p>Questions: </p>

<p>Is your GPA you listed by year w or uw?
What is your class rank or approx. decile?</p>

<p>Uw and class rank is obviously low cuz of my 3.57 freshmen year. My school doesn’t rank but it’s extremely competitive. Sends kids to ivy leagues every year. Blue ribbon blah blah blah.</p>

<p>An extremely competitive high school sends over 25% to ivies. You have to see things in the context adcom do. The most competitive high schools in the country are not on the Newsweek list because they exclude private and top magnet schools.</p>

<p>If my B in junior year was AP calc and im applying to engineering does that hamper my chances at all to berkeley engineering?</p>

<p>arandom, Your SAT I score may be a little low for Berkeley in the Engineering applicant pool-- what was your SAT I Math section score and what did you get on your SAT II’s that you just recently got results on?</p>

<p>780 on sat 1 and 760 on math 2</p>

<p>UC’s will assess you based on 10th and 11th grade GPA, using the UC GPA formula, so you are “fine” there. However, your test scores do not put you at the top of the applicant pool in your intended major (Engineering) and you are an OOS applicant making the UC’s more selective. I think UCB and UCLA would still have to be considered low reaches but you still have a realistic shot at both. Use the UC statfinder link below and answer a few prompts in the “Custom Tables” section to see what the admit rates are for your profile:</p>

<p>[University</a> of California: StatFinder](<a href=“http://statfinder.ucop.edu/]University”>http://statfinder.ucop.edu/)</p>