I’m applying to UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, San Diego State, Cal Poly Pomona, and Cal Poly SLO.
I’m applying as a Public Health major for all schools except CSULB (nutritional science), CPP (nutritional science), UCD (global disease biology), UCR (biology), and UCSC(human biology).
My capped weighted UC/CSU GPA is 3.96. I have a unweighted GPA of 3.65 (because of many B’s from AP classes) and a fully weighted GPA of 4.15.
My ACT score is a 34 composite and I took the SAT subject tests in Math 2 (780) and Biology (620).
I go to a pretty competitive high school in California.
What do you guys think of my chances of getting into any of these schools? Thanks so much in advance.
Are you in the local service area for any of the CSU’s on your list? HS course rigor?
I’m in the local service area for CSU Fullerton. The majority of classes I’ve taken are AP/honors however I’ve received many B’s in them.
Cal Poly SLO uses 9-11th grades in their GPA calculation with an 8 semester Honors point cap for UC approved Honors/AP/IB and DE courses taken 10-11th grades so you need to calculate your SLO GPA.
They also admit by Major and MCA points so once you have your SLO GPA, then input all your information into this calculator:
Public Health had a projected 21% acceptance last year, so I would say a High Match (50/50).
The rest of the CSU’s admit by eligibility index and major.
Your EI is (3.96 x 200) + (34 x 100 = 1132.
CPP/CSUF and CSULB would be Safety schools
SDSU would be a Match school.
Going to a competitive HS will be taken into consideration along with HS course rigor, but below a 3.96 believe or not puts your GPA just below the 25th percentile for the majority of the UC’s. Your have an excellent ACT score which will definitely help. Outstanding EC’s and essays may give you that extra bump.
Some UC statistical data below. For sure, UC Riverside and Santa Cruz are very likely. UC San Diego and Irvine could go either way 50/50.
2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted and not major specific:
2019 UC capped weighted GPA averages along with 25th-75th percentile range:
UCB: 4.23 (4.15-4.30)
UCLA: 4.25 (4.18-4.32)
UCSD: 4.16 (4.03-4.28)
UCSB: 4.16 (4.04-4.28)
UCI: 4.13 (4.00-4.25)
UCD: 4.13 (4.00-4.26)
UCSC: 3.96 (3.76-4.16)
UCR: 3.90 (3.69-4.11)
UCM: 3.73 (3.45-4.00)
25th - 75th percentiles for ACT composite + language arts
Best of luck and you will have several choices in the Spring.