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***UCB CLASS OF 2024 DECISONS (STATS ONLY)***

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Since UCB does some early admits, I am starting this thread early. Please use the template below and no discussions, just post your stats.

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[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Admitted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Waitlisted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size][/b]

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

Academic stats:

Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
UC Unweighted GPA:
UC Capped Weighted GPA:
UC Fully Weighted GPA:
ELC (top 9%):

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections):
ACT (total and sections):
SAT Subject Tests (if any):
AP exams (scores in parentheses):
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars:
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:

Personal insight essay topics:
Letters of recommendation submitted:

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
High school type:

Gender:
Race/ethnicity:

Applied for need-based financial aid?:
Pell grant eligible?:
Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

Highest level of parent education:
Living with both, one, or no parents?:
Relation to alumni of college:

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:
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  • TheLightIsTrue7TheLightIsTrue7 5 replies0 threads New Member
    edited February 8
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Regents invitation (In the process of interviewing)

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

    L&S - Undeclared

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.67 (I think this is wrong but it's what rogerhub gave me)
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.83 (Accurate. Same as my own calculation)

    Top 10% of my class. Rank 8

    Comments about course load (including senior year):

    Course load continuously increased. I took 11 out of 12 possible APs and every honors course I could.

    SAT (total and sections): N/A
    ACT (total and sections): 33
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 Math


    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:

    Extracurriculars:


    Letters of recommendation submitted:

    None

    Demographics:



    State (if domestic applicant): In-State (California)

    High school type: Public

    Gender: Male

    Race/ethnicity: Asian - Doesn't matter for UCs though.

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Reflection

    ECs are what got me in for sure. I don't have a flawless record and that's not what you should be telling your kids to spend their time on. Tell your kids to find something they love to do and follow it. Every EC doesn't have to be a leadership position in a club or an award related to academics. They want to see passion outside of the realm of academia.

    Strengths: ECs and GPA
    Weaknesses: ACT is just average.

    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    ECs
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

    UCLA regents invitation. Not guaranteed admission like UCB but it's essentially a likely.
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  • annacfannacf 23 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited February 12
    DECISION: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Invited to apply for Regent's Scholarship (interviewing in a few weeks)

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Political Science

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.8
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.07
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.27
    ELC (top 9%): Yes, top 4%

    Comments about course load (including senior year): Taking 5 AP classes which is one less than the max available for me but is a lot for my school and it is more rigorous than my course load last year by one

    ACT (total and sections): 32 (Math: 30, English: 30, Reading: 33, Science: 33)

    AP exams (scores in parentheses): 4's in APUSH, AP Euro, and AP Calc BC and 3's in AP English Lang and AP Physics C

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: SeaPerch robotics (President and placed 7th at the International competition), Science Olympiad (president, founder, competitor, went to States), Student Body Leadership (Community Service Commissioner, Treasurer), Golf (Captain), Volleyball (Captain), Diving (captain and 1st in the league), Mock Trial (witness), Music (wrote and recorded my own album)
    Job/Work Experience: Designed a nighttime surveillance robot for the county jail with some fellow students
    Volunteer/Community service: Over 160 hours of community service mainly for school activities, helping younger students, and organizations that help cancer patients
    Summer Activities: Studied abroad in France over the summer before my junior year

    Personal insight essay topics: I wrote my essays about my struggle with a health condition, my brother's autism, studying abroad, and Science Olympiad

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: White

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
    Pell grant eligible?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: Graduate
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Living with both (divorced)
    Relation to alumni of college: Both my parents went to Cal and some other family members have

    Reflection

    Strengths: I think my extracurriculars are definitely my strengths because my scores and grades aren't very good, my activities show a lot of leadership and achievement though I explained in my essays that I struggle with a health condition that affects my school work
    Weaknesses: Test scores and GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Honestly don't know
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to SDSU, SFSU so far and deferred from Northeastern

    General Comments: I didn't think I was going to get in with the regular pool much less early and my stats just go to show that you don't need perfect scores to get in
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  • penguin2penguin2 201 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited February 25
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Invited to apply for Regent's Scholarship

    Major: EECS

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.75

    SAT : 1550 (800M, 750E)
    SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math 2, 780 Physics
    AP exams: 15 APs including senior year, 10 5s
    Awards: Rensselaer Medal, Science Fair regional winner, Presidential Gold Award for Service, National AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist, handful of debate and robotics awards

    Extracurriculars:
    - FRC Robotics (Programming Director)
    - VEX Robotics (President)
    - Math Team (President)
    - Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Chair)
    - Independent Science Research
    - Dead Poets Society (Founder)
    - ASB (Homeroom Rep)
    - Choir
    - NHS

    Job/Work Experience:
    - Math and reading teacher for elementary schoolers
    Volunteer/Community service:
    - 250+ hours tutoring and counseling kids
    Summer Activities:
    - UC Cosmos
    - Took AP Stats and AP PhysC’s at a community college

    Personal insight essay topics: Robotics, advocacy
    Letters of recommendation submitted: Calc AB/BC teacher, English teacher

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Private, all-girls
    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Asian
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Reflection

    Strengths: Stats and STEM ECs
    Weaknesses: nonSTEM ECs and essays
    Why you think you were accepted: I'm a stereotypical EECS student
    Where else were you accepted: UIUC, Purdue EA
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  • HelloJello213HelloJello213 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents and Chancellors Scholarship Nominee

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Philosophy (L&S)

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.4
    ELC (top 9%): 1/31

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 650M/650E/17W
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): didn't submit
    NO APs or IB Courses but I did do Dual Enrollment:
    Since my freshman year I have taken around 30 classes, will have around 90 units when I graduate from high school this fall, and I am getting my A.A. in three different disciplines this May.

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: Despite my other activities, my other extracurriculars were pretty standard (Yearbook-editor-in-chief, some regional and state medals in SkillsUSA, Acadec all four years, PHAST all four years, etc.).

    Job/Work Experience: I have two jobs -
    Working as a crew member at McDonalds as opener (4am shifts) 25 hrs/wk
    Mentoring at a robotics shop (paid) 20 hrs/wk

    Volunteer/Community service:
    I've accumulated over 300 hours of recorded community service helping at robotics events and other local activities. I received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award my Sophomore year in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Summer Activities:
    All four years of high school I have volunteered at my local boys and girls club as a Junior Volunteer and taken summer courses at my local college.

    Personal insight essay topics: I talked about robotics, going to college at an early age, philosophy of science, my associates degrees, working at 4 am.
    Letters of recommendation submitted: No letters submitted.

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Charter School

    Gender: Male
    Race/ethnicity: Mexican

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
    Pell grant eligible?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: Some College
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: BOTH
    Relation to alumni of college: None

    Reflection

    Strengths: I thought my main strengths were my EC's and having numerous responsibilities outside of school.
    Weaknesses: Definitely my scores, but it just goes to show to do what you really care about.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I was admitted early because (like I emphasized in my essays) I think I did what I enjoyed, even if it was different. I hosted many local, regional, and a state competition for VEX robotics with an old advisor my Sunior and Senior year, which was a huge commitment, but I did because I loved it. I think that set me apart from a lot of students who simply put "Robotics Competitor." I did lead my team to Worlds in Kentucky my Freshman year.

    General Comments: Scores aren't everything, but don't totally disregard them. :smile:
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  • KBTDPTKBTDPT 104 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Regents and Chancellor’s Scholarship finalist

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
    Political Science - L&S

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA:3.92
    UC Capped Weighted GPA:4.25
    UC Fully Weighted GPA:4.45
    ELC (top 9%):yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): did not take
    ACT (total and sections):34C (36R/35E/35S/30M/11 writing)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Lit 720
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): 10th:AP World (5), APES (4) 11th: Psych (5), AP Lang (5), APUSH (4), AP Spanish (3) 12th: AP Lit, AP Stats, AP Govt, AP Micro
    Senior year courses: DE Intro International Relations, AP Micro, AP Govt, AP Stats, AP Lit, Differential Calc, Service Learning (Internship)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):n/a
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NHS, Spanish HS, Girls State finalist, AP Scholar with distinction

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: YMCA Youth and Government (State leadership position 2 years), Internship CA Retailers Assoc, Finance Intern on a Congressional Campaign
    Job/Work Experience: Customer Service/Front Desk 10 hrs/week Senior year
    Volunteer/Community service: Library (200+ hours), Peer Council for local probation department (150 hours)
    Activities: Hula dancer, Girl Scout

    Personal insight essay topics: Wrote about Leadership position in Y&G, Experience on Peer Council, hospitalization/surgery for heart condition summer after Sophomore year,and creativity involved in playing/DMing D&D

    Letters of recommendation submitted: N/a

    Demographics:
    State (if domestic applicant): CA (Northern)
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Large Public

    Gender:F
    Race/ethnicity:White

    Applied for need-based financial aid?:No
    Pell grant eligible?:No
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)

    Highest level of parent education: professional doctorate both
    Living with both, one, or no parents?:Both
    Relation to alumni of college:No

    Reflection

    Strengths: well-rounded academically/ECs and specific passion/activities related to major
    Weaknesses: GPA, did not take AP Calc/Physics. School does not have honors weighted courses
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ???
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UofA (honors), SDSU, UofUtah (Honors), Simmons University (Honors/Kotzen scholarship), Temple U (Honors), LMU, UCI (CHC/Regents’ scholarship)
    Awaiting: UCSB,UCSD,UCD,UCLA, Scripps, CMC, USC
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  • iamkel33iamkel33 41 replies10 threads Junior Member
    edited March 26
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):no
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
    Colleges of L&S

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.11
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.49
    ELC (top 9%): yessir

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): did not submit because :/
    ACT (total and sections): 32C: 34 E 32 M 31 R 30 S
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2: 800 Biology M: 710 Chemistry: 720
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): 3 in AP Bio, Lang, and World History, 4 in Chem, 2 in Calc (LOL)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): no
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Section Leader, Varsity Marching Band; Section Leader, Concert Band; Varsity Track & Field; Captain/Founder, Science Olympiad; Ambassador of e-STEM academy program; Science and Engineering Research Project Mentor; United Sound Member (teach special education how to play); Principal Advisory Committee Member (handful of people chosen by principal to discuss how we can make the school a better place);HOSA Member: listed LIFE Health Internship that I planned to do this school year
    Job/Work Experience: NONE, cause school itself was my job
    Volunteer/Community service: Kaiser Permanente Hospital Volunteering (130+ hours)
    Summer Activities: Kaiser Volunteering, Band Camp (which I didn’t talk about), took an English college course, sectional rehearsals, etc.

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    In the leadership essay talked about my leadership experience as a section leader what I gained from it as well as how this was applicable to wanting to study brain science. Another essay (educational opportunity) talked about my experience in my school’s e-STEM program in which catered to my interest in the medical field more and allowed me to do a research project. In the talent essay, I talked about my ability to communicate with other people how it’s allowed to build relationship with a variety of people from my school. I also related that to how it’s allowed to gain leadership positions and volunteer positions and stuff like that while adding a bit more of how it related neuroscience, psychology, and how we think and all that. In my last essay(passion), I talked about my absolute passion for neurobiology and I even gave it a theme around different brain concepts I was interested in. overall, that’s pretty much it. I felt my essays arched over the different themes in my life but they all tied into what I wanted to study somehow. So perhaps this is a good strategy
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: didn’t receive a request for this?

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): IN-STATE SOCAL
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    High school type: Public (near 5000 students)

    Gender: Male
    Race: African-American

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: 2 yr or associate degree (only one of em)
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: my essays? Counselors said they were pretty solid. My ECs were also pretty good and I think that both of these combined carried my app
    Weaknesses: MY STATS LOL, unweighted and capped were below 25th so them essays and ecs had to be good
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Well-rounded applicant pretty much
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: rejected to Stanford, accepted into every other UC (excluding R, SC, and M which I did not apply to), waiting on USC now

    General Comments:
    pretty cool, just waiting on USC and this admission season is complete. going to UCLA
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  • clof2024clof2024 21 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Son

    Decision: Admitted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: College of Letters and Sciences

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.27
    SAT (total and sections): 1490 (Math: 800, English: 690)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2: 790, Physics: 730

    State (if domestic applicant): California

    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: SDSU, UCSD, UCB
    Waitlisted: UC Davis
    Rejected: UCLA, UCI, SJSU (appealing decision)
    Waiting: None
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  • bruh420bruh420 10 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Rejected

    Major : Mechanical Engineering

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    Fully Weighted GPA: 4.53
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.77
    Eligibility in Local Context?: Yes

    Rank: 3/ ~165
    Comments about course load (including senior year): 6 APs out of 7 classes total senior year, Cannot take AP classes until junior year at my school, Loaded up with honors & accelerated classes where APs weren't available.
    SAT (total and sections): N/A
    ACT (total and sections): 36 (35 Math, 36 Reading, 36 Grammar, 36 Science)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 - Math II, 700 - Physics
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH(5), Lang(4), Lit(Planned), Physics C(Planned), Calculus AB(Planned), Spanish Lang(Planned), Macroeconomics(Planned), Biology(Planned)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Eagle Scout

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Mock Trial Club Captain, Model UN delegate, , 3 years Student Government, 3 years Varsity Track & Field, 6 years playing Tenor Sax
    Job/Work Experience: Courtesy Clerk @ Local Supermarket
    Volunteer/Community service: 200+ hours tutoring underprivileged and special needs students
    Summer Activities: N/A

    Essays :
    - Discovering a love for engineering at a young age & fostering that love as I grew up
    - Experiences tutoring special ed children in low-income areas, specifically in math/science
    - Overcoming PTSD from the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting
    - Learning to adapt after half of my school's campus burned down in a wildfire

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): In-State
    High school type: Small, religious, competitive private school

    Gender: Male

    Applied for financial aid?: No
    Highest level of parent education: Bachelor's Degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essays + Stats
    Weaknesses: ECs related specifically to my major (Like robotics), Nationally-recognized ECs
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Essays + Stats (Especially in comparison to other engineering majors from my school)
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Cal Poly SLO, UCSB (Regents), UCD (Regents), UCSD (Regents)
    Waitlisted: N/A
    Rejected: UCB
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  • 0100100010000101001000100001 35 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): N/A

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

    CNR - Microbial Biology

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.64
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.93
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.08

    Top 20% of class

    Comments about course load (including senior year):

    2 APs sophomore year, 4 junior year, 5 Senior year, 3 community college courses

    SAT (total and sections): 1420 (1470 super scored)
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 750 Math II, 680 Chemistry


    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Mission Award by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for forming a team and raising $15k for blood cancer patients

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:

    Extracurriculars:
    President of the Biology Olympiad Club (co-founder as well), Co-President of the Math Club (co-founder as well), Vice President of Youth Movement Against Cancer Club (co-founder as well), Varsity cross country 9-11th grade (couldn't do it this year because of issues at home), Varsity volleyball 9-12th grade

    Letters of recommendation submitted:

    None

    Demographics:



    State (if domestic applicant): In-State (California)

    High school type: Charter

    Gender: Male

    Race/ethnicity: Asian - Doesn't matter for UCs though.

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Reflection

    HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!!! ECs and essays what got me in for sure. To future applicants, all I am going to say is that if you have below average grades and standardized test scores due to issues at home, don't give up!! Explain everything to the best of your abilities and remember to reflect on it well. :)
    Also, UCs are super random lol trust me when I say that you shouldn't give up. Ever.

    Strengths: ECs and GPA
    Weaknesses: GPA, SAT

    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    ECs
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Rejected: JHU (ED), WashU, UCLA
    Waitlisted: UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Carnegie Mellon University (Priority Waitlist), deferred at Tulane
    Accepted: Creighton (25k per year), Fordham (29k per year), University of the Pacific (24k per year and Honors College), University of Pittsburgh, UC Riverside (Honors College invitation), UC Santa Cruz (early admit), UC Berkeley, USC (no scholarship)
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  • carolineemendozacarolineemendoza 10 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 27
    Decision: Admitted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Global Studies

    [ab]Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.91
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.09
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.37
    Eligibility in Local Context?: yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): top 9%
    Comments about course load (including senior year): AP Lit, AP Calc BC, Civcs/Econ MUN, AP Stats, AP Physics 1, AP Enrivo Science
    SAT (total and sections): 1460
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 700 World History, 720 US history, 670 Math 1, 680 Math 2
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Human Geo (5), AP World (5), AP Calc AB (5), APUSH (5), AP Lang (5), AP Psych (5), AP Chem (3)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) x3, Girl Scout Gold Award, LA Jewish Federation Grant x3, National Hispanic Scholar Recognition, AP Scholar w Distinction

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: Manager for international non-profit on genocide education, LA Museum of the Holocaust Teen Advisory Board (Education Committee Leader), started own nonprofit for genocide curriculum in schools, Girl Scouts +12 yrs (Senior scout), Model United Nations 4 yrs, Internship w/ Congresswoman, Research intern with human rights non-profit, Jr. Young Buddhists Association (secretary), Marching Band 4yrs, Wind Symphony 4 yrs, writer for political paper group, school newspaper club (treasurer), NHS
    Job/Work Experience: i make acai bowls whats up
    Summer Activities: Personal projects at the LA Museum of the Holocaust that were funded w/ a grant from the LA Jewish Federation, summer classes at community college, summer course at Brown Uni., conference at UChicago for Hispanic kidz

    Essays (topics, details): honestly I reread them and theyre TRASH
    Community Service: wrote about my non-profit and a time I was teaching in class
    Artistic Side: How i've played music for +8 years and marching band lmaoooo
    Fav subject: Genocide and mass atrocities and how they're overlooked in US legislation and how we barely ever learn about things like the Holocaust + other genocides!!!!
    prompt 8 the one where you write about whatever: I talked about how I've had super diverse experiences w/ my nonprofits and being able to lobby on Capitol hill and how these experiences have exposed me to experiences similar to college so i'm prepared

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA bby
    High school type: large public

    Gender: female, mexican + korean

    Applied for financial aid?: yes
    Highest level of parent education: BA for one
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both parents
    Income bracket: 90k

    Reflection

    Strengths: I think my extracurriculars carried me and maybe unique passion for genocide?
    Weaknesses: Def my standardized test scores and probably even transcripts bc I def got B's where I shouldn't have, also essays maybe I know I personally disliked them
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Again unique passion, demonstrated work in human rights/politics area, participated in things that most high schoolers don't
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: George Washington Uni, Clark Uni, American Uni Honors, Boston University Honors, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Columbia (dual BA)
    Waitlisted: UChicago, Barnard, Yale
    Rejected: Georgetown, Northwestern, Brown, Harvard

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  • otto12345otto12345 120 replies19 threads Junior Member
    edited March 27
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): none

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Microbial Biology

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.2
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.4
    ELC (top 9%):

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): n/a
    ACT (total and sections): 35 (36 31 35 36)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2 (800), Bio E (770)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):AP World (5) APUSH (5) AP Lang (4) AP Bio (4) AP Euro (?) AP Stats (?) AP Lit (?) AP Physics (?)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: varsity swimming, nhs(President), solar panel club
    Job/Work Experience: busser at restaurant
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteer at yoga studio
    Summer Activities: summer internship at hospital, classes at ucla

    Personal insight essay topics:
    -how my fathers death shaped me into a leader
    -summer program at ucla
    -how yoga influences me
    -how my autoimmune disease sparked my interest in biology
    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Public

    Gender: female
    Race/ethnicity: white

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes
    Pell grant eligible?:
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?:

    Highest level of parent education: PHD
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: one parent
    Relation to alumni of college:

    Reflection

    Strengths: great essays and solid test scores
    Weaknesses: mediocre ECS
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: idk tbh
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    accepted: USC, UCSD, UCSB, UCD, UCI, UCSC, Pepperdine, USD
    waitlist: UCLA
    rejection: caltech, pomona
    awaiting: stanford
    General Comments: i had a couple b's on my transcript, don't give up if you dont have perfect stats!!! Also you don't have to save the world to get into to good schools, just be passionate about what you wanna study!! I did that and got into USC + berkeley OOS.
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    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: EECS

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.29
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.65
    ELC (top 9%):

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): N/A
    ACT (total and sections): 35 - 33E, 36M, 35R, 36C
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 800; Physics 800; Chemistry 770
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): BC (5); Mech (5); E&M (5); HuG (5); CSA (5); Lit (4); Lang (4); Chem (4); Bio (4); Micro (5); Macro (5); USH (5); Psych (5)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: USAPhO Qual, USACO Silver, Math Bowl Qual, URoch Xerox Award, National Merit Commended, National AP Scholar
    Extracurriculars: Unpublished Physics research at state flagship, Math Team (Captain), Science Bowl (Captain), Cybersecurity Team (Captain), Quiz Bowl, FRC Robotics, Economics Challenge, All-State Math Team, probably some other stuff that I can't remember atm
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: Library volunteering
    Summer Activities: ML internship, IT internship, some MOOCs, travelling

    Personal insight essay topics: Leadership Demonstration, Educational Opportunity, Significant Challenge, Academic Inspiration
    Letters of recommendation submitted: None

    Demographics
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): India but I have lived in a midwestern state for 4 years
    High school type: Public - competitive and probably the best in my state

    Gender: Male
    Race/ethnicity: Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No
    Pell grant eligible?: N/A
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: N/A

    Highest level of parent education: Professional Degrees
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both
    Relation to alumni of college: None

    Reflection
    Strengths: Probably my stats and ECs
    Weaknesses: Not enough big awards
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I did not apply for aid and us international students are basically cash cows for the UCs lol
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted - UIUC CS (Eng), Georgia Tech, UCLA, UMN, UW Madison, Purdue, Imperial College London, University College London, Edinburgh, St. Andrews
    Waitlisted - Columbia
    Rejected - Princeton, MIT, Caltech, Cornell (ED), Cambridge

    General Comments:
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