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EECS Chance?

aliu205aliu205 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
Little doubtful about my chances after submitting.
I feel like I'm a match, but I've never been too sure.
Essays I felt like were pretty strong; first one was about my curiosity/passion for engineering and second one was about the appreciated creativity in music

UC GPA (Uncapped): 4.62
Unweighted GPA: 3.95
Weighted GPA (Given by school): 4.57

California Resident, Out-Of-State, or International: California Resident
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: 130k

SAT: 2300; CR: 710; M: 800; W: 790
Math 2: 800
Chemistry: 740
Physics: 770

AP classes taken/taking :
Taken: World History, Comp Sci, Lang, Calc BC, Physics B, Chem, APUSH
Taking: Psyh, Bio, US Gov, Lit, Stats
Plan to take Multivariable Calc + General Physics 3 at CC next semester

AP Scores:
World History: 5
Physics B: 5
Chem: 4
Calc BC: 5
English Lang: 4
Comp Sci: 5
Physics C Mech: 5
Physics C E&M: 5

Which college are you applying to? (Letters and Science, Engineering, Chemistry, etc.)

ECs listed on app:

Research Program in the UCI Chem Department
Youth Leadership of America
1-Week Residential Program at USC
Manages Local Library Summer Reading Program (Volunteer; 200+ hours)
Key Club
Plays piano at the senior center every summer (Volunteer)
SADD Founding Board Member (Secretary-Treasurer)
Tutor 7th-10th graders w/o pay
FBLA Member; went/qualified to State Conference
Piano for 10 years
Principal Trumpet of School Symphony Orchestra/Wind Ens (4 Years)
District Honor Band, Community College Band, Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles (2 Years)
Music Council (President)
STEM Club Member


National AP Scholar
Chemistry Olympiad 2nd Place (School)
FBLA Southern Section 4th Place Competitive Event
Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest Semi-Finalist ($100 + national recognition)
Grade 8 ABRSM Piano Exam (Passed)

Replies to: EECS Chance?

  • mothergoldenbearmothergoldenbear Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    Hi ... Your stats are very similar to my son's (who is a current freshman, EECS), but slightly better. Awards are comparable, but he was not an AP Scholar of any kind (so again, better). It's hard to compare ECs because you are very musical and he was more athletic (but not nearly a recruited athlete ... just a regular guy who liked to run ... team captain and all that, but no national titles). I'd probably give your ECs a slight edge. For the 2014–15 academic year, the College of Engineering received more than 15,000 freshman applications and 9.7 percent were admitted. EECS is even lower than that, so even the best students aren't guaranteed admission. You are a very strong candidate, though. You've done all the right things to get in. Good luck! Post and let us know if you got in! ;-)
  • aliu205aliu205 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks! I'll be sure to post it once the decision date comes around^^
  • WendeliWendeli Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    You're fine. UCs aren't as holistic as other schools so your stats are definitely good enough to get you in. I've had friends get in with much lower stats and you can always switch into the major. I got in to EECS as a Regents scholar with similar stats, though being a girl helps in that case.
  • aliu205aliu205 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Got in! With Regents, too!
  • StevenToCollegeStevenToCollege Registered User Posts: 790 Member

    Yes, you are definitely in. But you will need to interview for the Regents.
  • mothergoldenbearmothergoldenbear Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    @aliu205 Congratulations! Thanks for posting the update. Is Berkeley your first choice?
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