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chance me UC Berkeley 2024

juno516juno516 2 replies4 threads New Member
GPA: 4.915 (w)/ 3.88 (uw)
SAT: 1510, taking again Oct 5
Sophomore/Jr APs: Stats, Lang, Bio, Calc AB, Seminar
Current APs: Gov, Lit, Psych, Spanish, Research, Calc BC
School does not rank.
Major: business admin/international business

Young Democrats, co-president, 9-12
- lots of community service, fundraising, and engaging of student body
Speech & Debate, captain, 9-12
- educating younger students about the art of public forum debate as well as competing in local tournaments w/o help of coach
Started own petsitting business
Local animal society volunteer through special program that allows teens to become volunteers before age 18
Part-time hostess at local restaurant

National Honor Society
Spanish National Honor Society
National Merit Semifinalist (applying for finalist status)
AP Scholar w/ Distinction
National Spanish Exam Silver (11th)
Scholastic Art & Writing Honorable Mention

My school was ranked as the #1 public high school by US News this past year.
I am Asian-American, but not sure if Filipino counts as URM, and from the southeast.
edited September 2019
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 4184 replies92 threads Senior Member
    edited September 2019
    Getting the obligatory stuff out of the way - none of the UC universities offer any need-based financial aid to OOS students, so unless you get any merit-based aid, you would be full pay. Race/ethnicity is not a consideration. For Business Administration, Haas business school, you need to apply for during your second year. About 30% of Berkeley undergrads who apply get in. So having a secondary alternative major that you can declare for will be necessary, in case you don’t get into Haas.

    As for getting into the university itself, your UC weighted capped GPA would probably be around 4.15-4.20, which puts you slightly below average for a typical admit. Your test scores and ECs are good. Berkeley would be considered a reach but you’re within range.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30295 replies386 threads Forum Champion
    @ProfessorPlum168 pretty much covered it.

    UCB will cost you around $65K/year to attend and as stated, little to no financial aid unless you receive some kind of merit scholarship which are few.

    Some UCB statistical data below which is the most current:

    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 4.20 or above capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCB: 37%

    2019 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCB: 4.23

    2019 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT totals:
    UCB: 1340-1540

    UC GPA calculator link will calculate your UW UC GPA, Capped weighed UC GPA and Fully weighted UC GPA which will all be considered for admission. Only AP/IB and UC Transferable DE courses get the extra weighting in the calculation for OOS applicants. Honors classes are not weighted.

    UC’s only use 10-11th grades for the a-g course requirements. Make sure you have 1 year of a Visual/Performing arts course since this seems to trip up many OOS applicants.

    Best of luck.
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  • juno516juno516 2 replies4 threads New Member
    thank you so much!
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  • juno516juno516 2 replies4 threads New Member
    @Gumbymom thank you, I will try to determine my UC gpa
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 4184 replies92 threads Senior Member
    Use this calculator to calculate your 3 UC GPAs:

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  • cjd114cjd114 57 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @ProfessorPlum168 does Berkeley consider all 3 gpas with the same magnitude? Or do they give more preference to one gpa (ex weighted uncapped).
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 4184 replies92 threads Senior Member
    They definitely consider all 3.
    The capped weighted is the one that is most used often in comparison with other UCs.
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