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***UCD CLASS OF 2024 DECISION THREAD (STATS ONLY)***

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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 essays (details):
Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

Demographics

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

Gender:

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?:

Reflection

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

General Comments:

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  • SoCalDad73SoCalDad73 25 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Rejected for Genetics & Genomics
    In-state
    ACT: 34
    UC GPA: 3.86
    SAT II Bio: 790
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  • calibunheadcalibunhead 2 replies0 threads New Member
    ACCEPTED! Nutritional Science

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
    UC Weighted GPA: 4.35

    SAT (total and sections): 1510 (710 ERW, 800 Math)
    ACT (total and sections): N/A
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 790 math II
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Apes 5, spanish 4
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Hispanic scholar, Girl Scout gold award, 2x presidential service award through NCL

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: private

    Gender: f
    Ethnicity: Hispanic/Irish
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  • calgracalgra 15 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Waitlisted - Mechanical Engineering
    4.53 GPA
    4.3 UC GPA
    3.93 UW GPA
    35 ACT

    790 Math 2
    760 Chem
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  • TonyStark748159TonyStark748159 16 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Waitlisted - Computer Science

    3.93 UW GPA
    4.20 UC GPA
    4.47 GPA

    SAT 1500

    800 Math 2
    800 Chem
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  • For2LadiesFor2Ladies 7 replies1 threads New Member
    Major: Biomedical Engineering with $30,000 Regeants Scholarship (distributed over 4-years)
    GPA: 4.45
    ACT: 35
    SAT2 Math2: 800
    SAT2 Biology: 750
    Accepted
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  • SinisterFoxSinisterFox 9 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 12
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded: not yet

    Major: genetics & genomics

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.74
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.91
    ELC (top 9%): IDK

    Comments about course load: pretty solid overall, all honors or AP except for piano and choir classes, 28 classes total
    SAT: 1450 (770 math, 680 reading)
    ACT: 35 (36 science, 36 English, 34 reading, 32 math)
    SAT Subject Tests: none
    AP exams: Bio (4) & Lang (5)
    Major Awards: none

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: youth ministry, additional courses in Theology for 3 years, altar serving, chess club (all four years, treasurer last 2), co-founded a biophysics club this year (club manager), co-founded cybersecurity club (treasurer)
    Job/Work Experience: none
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteering at a wildlife refuge
    Summer Activities: see above

    Personal Insight essays: wrote about leadership in youth ministry, origami, interest in natural sciences (paleontology, geology, molecular biology), and my volunteering/protecting endemic species
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: 2 letters, both are from the teachers that have gotten to know me best at Servite. One is from the moderator of Chess Club (also my AP Lang teacher last year) who I've known since freshman year. The other is from my US History teacher who I really got to know last year.

    Demographics

    State: California
    High school type: Catholic, all-boys, college prep

    Gender: male

    Applied for need-based financial aid: no
    Pell grant eligible: no
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0): none

    Highest level of parent education: JD
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both (both are college-educated)

    Reflection

    Strengths: AP scores, test scores, leadership, volunteering
    Weaknesses: background, lack of awards/work maybe?
    Why you think you were accepted: good essays, at least one really strong letter of rec, high ACT, leadership roles

    accepted: UofM, SCU, USD, CSULB
    rejected: Notre Dame, WashU
    edited March 12
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  • nt2502nt2502 16 replies0 threads Junior Member

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): N/A

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Math and Scientific Computation

    Academic stats: 98.325 GPA

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.98
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.2
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.2
    ELC (top 9%):

    Comments about course load (including senior year): AP Physics C, BC Calc, AP Comp Sci, AP Gov
    SAT (total and sections): 1520
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 790 Math 2, 720 Bio M
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):



    Personal Insight essays (details):
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

    Demographics

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

    Gender: M

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  • NoIvysNosafetiesNoIvysNosafeties 8 replies1 threads New Member
    Indian Male, applied Mechanical Engineering
    Rejected
    Unweighted GPA: 3.83
    Weighted GPA: 4.83
    Weighted and Capped GPA: 4.17
    1540 SAT-790 Math, 750 R&W
    800 SAT Physics
    800 Math Level 2
    ECS:
    4 years of robotics experience-held significant role in design
    Engineering internship over summer
    Boy Scout- Finished Eagle Scout project
    Talked about senior project- assistive device for people who use wheelchairs to allow them to get over curbs
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  • ashymustardashymustard 21 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Cinema and Digital Media

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: N/A
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: N/A

    Comments about course load (including senior year): No available APs at my school
    SAT (total and sections): 1410, 730 R&W, 680 M

    Subjective:

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

    Local art scholarship
    1st place National video contest
    1st place International magazine cover contest (I submitted an illustration and was published as the cover)
    Finalist at National Design Contest in Teen Category
    2nd place National Literary Contest

    Extracurriculars:
    Film club
    Creative Writing Class
    Cinematography Class
    Digital Animation Class
    Graphic Novel Workshop
    Drawing and Painting Class


    Personal Insight essays (details): Talked about a national contest I attended, the way creative writing makes me connect to my family and culture, my first art exhibit, and my experience directing my first short film.
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: N/A

    Demographics

    International student.
    High school type: Private school

    Gender: Female


    Highest level of parent education: 4 year university
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both parents

    Reflection

    Strengths: My ECs and awards
    Weaknesses: SAT score and essays (my PIQs were a bit rushed)
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Honestly, because my major doesn't seem as popular as the rest. Plus, no interview or portfolio requirement made it pretty easy to apply.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at PNCA so far.
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  • KBTDPTKBTDPT 101 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    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), Temple U (Honors), LMU, UC Berkeley (Regents’ candidate), UCI (Regents and CHC)
    Awaiting: UCSB,UCSD,UCLA, Scripps, CMC, USC
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  • TheCollegeDadTheCollegeDad 40 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited March 12
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Business Economics

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.78
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.96
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): Honors throughout high school, AP's for English, Spanish, Biology.
    SAT (total and sections): 1420 - 680 Writing, 740 Math


    Subjective:

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

    Senior Class President
    International Student Mentor
    California Scholarship Federation - Life Member
    Principal's list - 4 years
    National Honor Society

    Extracurriculars: Drama and Musical's - 3 years, A Capella, 3 years


    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: Lots of volunteering activities with emphasis on homeless and Down's syndrome.

    Summer Activities: Took Psch 100 over Junior->Senior summer at local Junior college with an A
    Job post Junior year at a movie theater

    Personal Insight essays (details): Strong writing skills. Talked about overcoming some challenges and personal growth learnings through various activities and one creative response to gaming strategy and how that inspires creativity.

    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: N/A

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Male

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

    Highest level of parent education: Bachelors
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths: Grades, Extracurriculars, Essays
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Holistic and Business at Davis may be a less impacted major.

    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: SDSU + Weber Honors, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Riverside, University of Minnesota, Saint Mary's of California

    Rejected: Stanford

    Waiting on other UC's

    General Comments: Application was randomly selected for an audit and an extra-curricular was selected for verification. Sent requested info and was cleared within 24 hours of receipt. Not sure if schools see that it was selected for audit or not, but thought I would add this information since it can be stressful for some.
    edited March 12
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  • jensings74jensings74 9 replies0 threads New Member
    Daughter Admitted
    4.33 UC GPA
    1240 SAT -
    definitely had amazing essays
    Southern Cali Resident
    Undeclared Social Science

    ECs. Cheer Team - National Champion
    United States Figure Skating Association - Competitive figure skater
    Tutoring business
    Work 25 hours week




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  • hyhstevenhyhsteven 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Asian

    1360 SAT
    3'82 GPA
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    REJECTED
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  • jf20201jf20201 26 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Latino

    1140 SAT / 25 ACT
    3.84 GPA
    Undeclared - Social Science

    pretty trash stats i know. I feel bad that other people with higher stats somehow got straight up denied and i didnt. makes no sense
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  • gratefulmamagratefulmama 302 replies8 threads Member
    D Accepted
    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:


    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.2
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.5
    ELC (top 9%): yes

    ACT (total and sections): 33
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): didn’t submit
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Lit (5), French (5), Spanish (4), US (3)


    Extracurriculars: Several and with leadership
    Job/Work Experience: No
    Volunteer/Community service: Yes, 3 yrs volunteering at the same place
    Summer Activities: GWC, Cosmos

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Female

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

    Highest level of parent education: BA
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Where else were you accepted: SDSU, UO, IU, Tulane, UCSC
    Waiting: UCLA, UCB, UCSB, UCSD, UPenn, Davidson, UVA

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  • Indiana1234Indiana1234 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Accepted!

    Major: Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior
    GPA: 4.3 weighted, 3.85 unweighted
    ACT composite: 34
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  • gelinxtdoorgelinxtdoor 1 replies0 threads New Member
    ADMITTED: Biological Sciences

    UC UNWEIGHTED: 3.9
    UC GPA: 4.3
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    SAT (total and sections): 1120
    ACT (total and sections): 22

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Private

    Gender: F
    Ethnicity: Asian
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  • iamkel33iamkel33 40 replies10 threads Junior Member
    DECISION: ADMITTED
    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):no
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
    Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    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

    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: I feel my unweighted GPA was pretty bad, but my capped weighted and act were well in the average
    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 ucsb (chancellor notice), cal poly slo, and fullerto, waiting to hear from UCI, UCSD, UCLA, UCB, and USC

    General Comments:
    I’m just happy to be going to a college, but the next worry is seeing if I get into USC
    02-11-2020 at 4:32 pm edited February 11
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  • baytransplant93baytransplant93 4 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 12
    Admitted (In-State)
    Animal Science

    UC GPA: 3.92 (UW)/ 4.11 (W)
    Weighted GPA: 4.07
    SAT: 1370
    edited March 12
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  • LiamboyLiamboy 29 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Rejected( In-State)
    Pre-Landscape Architecture

    UC GPA: 3.59 Weighted 3.5 Unweighted
    SAT: 1270
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