What stats would I need to get in Out of State?

<p>I know the admit rate is a lot lower than in state, so around what stats would OOS need?</p>

<p>(waits for the expected response from some of the common posters of this thread that will say that due to huge budget crisis, it's easy to get in OOS since the school wants your money blah blah (and there is probably some truth to that since OOS admissions have gone up))</p>

<p>Anyway I got in with a 4.0 UW (can't remember my weighted), did no sports but I was in a bunch of clubs and won a few regional and state competitions (Qualified for nationals but never won anything) and wrote some poetry that was published in small state sources. Beyond that, getting a 32 on ACT, 740-750s on subject tests (out of 800) and being valedictorian, I didn't do anything else. My friend didn't have a 4.0 UW and much lower test scores got it in too but with virtually no financial aid.</p>

<p>So I guess you have to be a good student, but you don't have to be the perfect or best student, so if you're working hard you should be fine.</p>

<p>PS: I also had 100% of my financial need met as well (scholarships, grants, work-study, and lots of govt student loans) if that also matters in your decision.</p>

<p>PPS: I'm EECS right now but was admitted under BioE and switched majors to EECS in my second semester at Cal. My friend got in EECS and I"m saying all this just in case any of this plays a role in admissions.</p>

<p>I can't answer exactly, but I can posts my stats like @Diivio did</p>

<p>-I had a 4.0 UW, about 4.8 W, salutatorian, 32 ACT, 2020 SAT (ehhh), 8 AP classes. I don't remember the exact numbers, but SAT II History about 750, SAT II Literature about 700, and Spanish 800. Numbers-wise, my app looks all right, nothing that's super unique. Oh, I also remember I was an AP scholar, Hispanic Scholar, and some Scholar All-State thing in my state. </p>

<p>-I was the founder of a club and its president for 2 years, volunteered extensively throughout my city, secretary of a couple clubs, wrote about my experiences growing up in different countries and also about my volunteering work. </p>

<p>So basically I don't think my numbers got me in, cuz they're not that great. What I think got me in was the essays I wrote and my ECs :)</p>