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What do you think my chances are of getting accepted into UBC?

whiterock5whiterock5 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
Hi, so I was born in Canada but moved to the states in 3rd grade. Now I am a senior in highschool and am considering UBC pretty seriously. Overall, I have a 3.85 gpa, 1690 on the first time I took the sat, and am expecting around 1800 on the sat I recently took. I am in national honor society, free the children club, deca club, and tennis. Freshman year I took AP human geography and got a 2 on the exam and an A in the class. Sophomore year i took AP world history and also got a 2 on this test and a A and a B in this class. Junior year I took AP environmental science and got a 2 on the exam and A both semesters. I also took AP english and got a 3 on the exam, and an A & B in the class. I know my ap exam scores arent very good but i never really took them seriously. Lol its dumb i know. This year, I am in AP calculus and Im in a program called running start, where I attend community college for highschool and college credit. Im pretty sure I will get all As in my college classes this quarter and maybe a B in ap calculus. What do you think my chances are of getting into UBC..? Thanks :)

Replies to: What do you think my chances are of getting accepted into UBC?

  • 84stag84stag Registered User Posts: 267 Junior Member
    With your current numbers, including good grades in college prep classes, I think you're very likely to get in. The bigger question is what faculty you're interested in. It's difficult to change faculties once at UBC (not impossible though) so you should have a good idea what you want to study. The faculty of arts is the largest and you'll surely get in there. On the other end of the spectrum is the Sauder School of Business; it's super competitive to get in and then just as difficult to matriculate. You can probably find admission stats on line.

    The good news is you'll get Canadian tuition, which is really low and even better now because of the favorable US dollar exchange rate.

    As for the social scene, while the school is very big, outside of the 1st year class, it's almost exclusively a "commuter school." That's not a criticism, but it does effect the social scene at the school, which is very tame when compared to comparable U.S. universities. I have no idea how important this is to you, but you won't have raging weekend parties with beer and booze flowing. Most Americans adjust to this reality quickly and have a great and fulfilling social life. But that social life won't surround massive parties and roving bands of intoxicated students, as is the case in most US schools.
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