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Chance me for UC Davis

whimsicaljesswhimsicaljess 30 replies16 threads Junior Member

UW GPA: 3.6
UC GPA Capped: 3.95
SAT w/ essay: 1070, 15 (I'm planning on retaking the SAT at least once more
Intended Major: History or Political Science


AP courses taken/plan to take:

Sophomore Year:
- AP World History (B, A)

Junior Year:
- AP US History (A, A)
- AP English Language & Comp (B, B)
- AP Psychology (A, A)

Senior Year:
- AP Statistics
- AP English Lit
- AP Government & Macroeconomics
- AP Human Geography


Extracurriculars (senior year projected)

- 4 years of cross country, 3 years on varsity team
- 4 years of track & field, 2 years on varsity team
- Member of Physics Club, 2017-2019
- President or co-president of Physics Club 2018-2019
- 50 or so hours of community service at my local library and beach clean-ups
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Replies to: Chance me for UC Davis

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30516 replies417 threads Forum Champion
    Your currents stats put you at the 25th percentile for UC GPA and below the 25th percentile for your SAT score. You have good HS rigor and solid EC’s. Spend time on your personal insight essays and make them shine.

    Based on statistics, you have a 50/50 chance for an acceptance and UCD’s location makes it a popular choice for Political Science so it will not be an easy admit.

    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19:
    UCSB: 53.6%

    25th-75th percentiles for SAT:
    UCD: 1190-1430

    Best of luck and apply widely.
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  • whimsicaljesswhimsicaljess 30 replies16 threads Junior Member
    Thank you for replying, is history a popular major at UC Davis as well?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30516 replies417 threads Forum Champion
    History and Political Science are both in the College of Letters and Sciences which does not admit by major but by division so Political Science is in the Division of Social Sciences and History in the Division of Humanities. History is less popular than Political Science and switching majors is fairly easy within the College of L&S but I would still select my first choice major if that is Political Science.

    I really do not think selecting one major over the other will make a huge difference on your chances although twice as many students graduated with a degree in Political Science vs History last year.
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