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What are my chances at UC Berkeley?

FlyingFeatherzFlyingFeatherz 239 replies119 threads Member
I'm a senior in high school and an Asian California resident living in the valley (my location is air-polluted, so that's a plus). I am ELC-eligible, which means I've already been admitted to my safety school, UC Davis.

UC GPA: 4.10

SAT-R: 2060
CR - 600
M - 770
W - 690

Chemistry - 650
Math IIC - 710

Rank: 3 out of 152
500+ service hours

I've taken the most rigorous coursework available at my school. All of my classes have been packed with Honors and AP courses from Freshman to Senior year.

-Highest GPA Freshman year
-Chemistry Award
-AP Chem exam (scored a 4)
-Received U.S. History college credit during the summer
-4 years Marching Band, Steel Drums, Jazz Band, and piano playing for School Masses (*I'm very good at playing piano and drumset)
-Honor Band percussionist
-4 years CLC group member (Christian Life Community)
-3 years Hip-Hop Club President
-1 year Junior Class President
-1 year ASB Vice President
-2 years CSF Secretary
-Been playing piano since 2nd grade
-No sports (mainly because of my asthma & allergies)
-2 years Link Crew leader
-2 years Student Ambassador
-1 year Volunteer at Homeless Shelter
-1 year Geometry Tutor
edited October 2010
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  • petrovichpetrovich - 141 replies39 threads Junior Member
    Weak SAT I/IIs, few stand-out ECs, but great GPA/rank. Berkeley is a reach.
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  • demozdemoz 1080 replies97 threads Senior Member
    lol why would u say that living in an air-polluted place is a plus?
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  • LiquidusLiquidus 752 replies58 threads Member
    Maybe a polluted environment is one of those sob stories you can write about in the essay?

    I disagree with petrovich. Your SAT and GPA is typical for a Berkeley student. I don't think adcom cares too much about ECs if your stats are good. I think you have a good chance of getting in.
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  • misterelephantemisterelephante 329 replies22 threads Member
    You like living in a polluted area?
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  • FlyingFeatherzFlyingFeatherz 239 replies119 threads Member
    hah I was being sarcastic about the polluted environment part. seriously, no pun intended :S.

    petrovich, what would you say is a strong SAT score for Berkeley? I'll have to agree with Liquidus, I'm pretty sure a 2060 is somewhere in the average range. I just looked this up right now, and it says that the freshman class in 2009 had an average of 2033.
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  • getin2011getin2011 88 replies44 threads Junior Member
    why is your SAT 2 Chem 650?
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  • mccormickt12mccormickt12 454 replies50 threads Member
    Ok this is a common misconception
    the average berkeley SAT is between 2010 and 2050.

    If anything your uc gpa is below average, but i think you have a pretty good shot
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