<p>This is Pomona College, not Cal Poly Pomona</p>
<p>SAT (M 690, V 630)
SAT2 (Math IIC 780, Writing 740, US Hist 670)
GPA: 4.5 weighted, 4.0 unweighted (max on both)
Class rank: 1 of 599. (ranked 1 with 5 others)
Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, CA. Its supposedly the best high school in Kern County. It might help. At least we dont have the risk of failed accreditation.</p>
<p>I could list lots of ECs but ill just write the main ones.
Academic Decathlon: 5 individual medals, 2nd team county
Boys' State: 1st runner up. (1 of only 3 selected to interview for the position)
Oxford Academy: Its a college preparation class. We do literature study.
Guitar Club: Started the club with friends for 3 years. Club treasurer all three years.</p>
<p>The things i think I have going for me are: 1) early decision 2) I live in Cali so i could actually interview (East coast ppl need to stay on their side), 3) Not many people apply from Bakersfield. (its all Stanford for them).</p>
<p>I dont like to think SAT scores will prevent me from going there. They require the SAT II Writing only and i think i did well enough so hopefully that will help. Besides, a 1300 is usually sufficient for anywhere in Cali so those people who think they cant get in with 1590 need to stop complaining. SAT2 and state residency are more important for UCs anyway. That is not a lie.</p>