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***UC IRVINE CLASS OF 2023 DECISION THREAD (STATS ONLY)***

GumbymomGumbymom 28205 replies178 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
I know I am late since Early admits have been posted, but for the Regular admits here you are.......

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Remove the "a" in the bold, size, and color of your decision.

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

Objective:
SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown):
SAT II:
Capped Weighted UC GPA:
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:
Essays (rating 1-10, details):
Supplemental Review or LOR submission:

Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
ELC Eligibility:
First Generation:

Reflection

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

General Comments:
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  • peachgirIpeachgirI 40 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited March 5
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1430 (680 EBRW/750 M)
    ACT (breakdown): none
    SAT II: none
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97
    Weighted GPA: 4.74 fully weighted, 4.29 UC
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/394
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Eng. Lang (5), Environmental Science (4), Statistics (4), APUSH (2), Euro (2)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    Senior Year Course Load: 6 AP classes (Eng. Lit, Calculus BC, Biology, Government, Studio Art, Psychology)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): 3rd place in county art competition out of several hundred submissions (not so major)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Church (leader), logo design, sports, Red Cross Club (officer), CSF (officer), Religious performer, etc...
    Job/Work Experience: Graphic designer on website with 62k users, art commissions, paid tutor
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutor at school literacy center, political campaigning...
    Summer Activities: none
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8/10? Wrote about my leadership, art, music, and how i overcame my life struggle.
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: No

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Art
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 30k-40k

    Reflection

    Strengths: I had a passion for art
    Weaknesses: Extracurriculars?
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I displayed my passion for art in my essays and extracurriculars.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UCR, CSULB, CSUF accepted. No waitlist/rejects so far.
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  • idontknoidontkno 38 replies0 threads Junior Member

    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): n/a
    ACT (breakdown): 35 (35 E, 34 M, 36 R, 35 S, 10 W)
    SAT II: 800 Math 2, 780 Chem
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.58
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):7/498
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chem (5) Bio (5), Comp Sci (4), Calc AB (5), Eng Lang(5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Lit, AP Physics 1, AP Gov, AP Macro Econ, Ceramics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NMF, PTA reflection for literature, various school awards, Principal Honor Roll

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): NHS (VP), Tutorial Club (President 2 yrs), Dance Teacher, LA Biomed Research project, CSF, Interact
    Job/Work Experience: Dance Academy Teacher/secretary/PR, LA Biomed summer fellow
    Volunteer/Community service: Harbor UCLA community hospital volunteer (~200 hrs), Tutoring (~400 hours), Teaching Dance (~200 hrs), CSF, Interact
    Summer Activities: LA Biomed summer fellow (2018), UCLA nanotech lab (2017)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9/10? not sure, it's very subjective, wrote about leadership, my passion about dance,/art and my passion for making difference by participating in community work
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: No

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Biological Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:

    Reflection

    Strengths: long term commitment to certain ECs and Volunteer work
    Weaknesses: nothing extraordinary that stands out
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Stats, long term commitment to ECs and Essays
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at UCR (Regents) and SLO, no rejects/waitlists so far...
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  • Ryboy1Ryboy1 79 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    ACT (breakdown): 33 (36R, 35S, 33E, 29M)
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.25
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APMacro (5), APES (2) didn't submit
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Psych, AP Calc AB, Honors Physics, American Lit, Span. 4, Graphic Design, World Religion
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Most inspirational for Field Hockey (2 years)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): NCL for 6 years (Pres.); Field Hockey; Coaching field hockey; Leadership Academy; CSF; Student Ambassador
    Job/Work Experience: Work for 2 years
    Volunteer/Community service: Lots of community service
    Summer Activities: Study Abroad and worked almost full-time
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 9/10
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Psychology
    State (if domestic applicant):
    School Type: All girls private Catholic
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: >150k
    ELC Eligibility: Y
    First Generation: N

    Reflection

    Strengths: Grades, ACT, Ecs
    Weaknesses: APs and awards
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Strong student with lots of ECs, sports, and working. Shows well roundedness
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted Northeastern, UW, Cal Poly, Santa Clara, LMU (Honors), USD, SDSU (Honors), U of O (Honors), U of A (Honors), Loyola Chicago

    Waiting: UCLA, UCB, UCSB, Boston University
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  • eggstremelyeggyeggstremelyeggy 42 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    ACT (breakdown): 34 composite // 33 E; 34 R; 34 M; 35 S; 9 W AND 33 Composite // 35 E; 36 R; 32 M; 29 S; 10 W
    SAT II: 770 Math II, 760 Bio E
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.31
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 9% (ELC)
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Eng Lang (5), Bio (5), USH (4), Calc AB (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Gov/Macro, AP Eng Lit, AP Stat, International Relations, & 1 CC class fall, 2 CC class (one not transferable) spring

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: dragon boat (manager/leadership), crew for school musicals
    Job/Work Experience: tutoring, 2 not relevant administrative summer internships, helping my immigrant father write invoices/estimates for his business
    Volunteer/Community service: after school tutoring, AP bio tutoring
    Summer Activities: internship summer after soph, junior years, summer college courses every year
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7/10;
    1) leadership- confronting issue on sports team and programming a spreadsheet to resolve issue,
    2) creativity- experimenting in baking/testing limits,
    3) Educational experience- takeaways from helping my non-English speaking immigrant parents,
    4) barrier- recognizing excuses for what they were

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: business information management
    State (if domestic applicant): CA (in state)
    School Type: Public
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: EFC ~4400 I qualify for Blue & Gold program.
    ELC Eligibility: Yes
    First Generation: Yes

    Reflection
    Strengths: GPA, CC courses
    Weaknesses: course selection (should've taken calc BC / AP chem)
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UCD&UIUC (civ eng), UCSC (tech. info management), Cal Poly Slo (arch. eng),- all accepted. Waiting on UCB, UCLA, UCSD

    General Comments:
    College is what you make it! I know a lot of people who don't get into their "dream school" but end up loving where they ultimately attend!
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  • RoboticsWidowRoboticsWidow 91 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted
    Mechanical Engineering

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1410 (720 W 690 M)
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.35
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 42/749
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 9 APs, Hum G(4), Bio (4), Cal AB (4), LIT (4), US H (4), Physics (this year), Calc BC (this year), Gov (this year, Lang (this year)
    Senior Year Course Load: 4 APs, 1 honors, 3rd year language, plus extra 7th class in robotics
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): FIRST Robotics Dean's List finalist, Eagle Scout, AP Scholar with Distinction

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): 12 years competitive robotics, (FRC team CEO)
    Job/Work Experience: Employed as fencing armorer
    Volunteer/Community service: 300+ hours, Eagle Scout, STEM outreach
    Summer Activities:Engineering program at Berkeley
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    School Type:Public High School
    Gender:M
    ELC Eligibility:yes
    First Generation:no

    Reflection

    Strengths: Good GPA and lots of extra curricular applicable to degree
    Weaknesses: Not a good test taker, lower SAT, no 5 APs
    Why you think you were accepted:
    Where else were you accepted/: Purdue, Virginia Tech, WPI, SDSU, CalPoly SLO, UCI, UCSD, UCSB
    Waitlisted: Georgia Tech
    Rejected: U Texas at Austin
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  • taloolabtaloolab 178 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Accepted with alternate major: gender and sexuality studies

    OOS
    GPA: 4.0UW, 4.3W
    ACT: 28 (didn’t send 32)
    ECs:
    A ton of volunteer work
    Honor societies
    Started a charity committee and raised a ton of money
    Awards:
    Music, acting and math awards; UKMT, school and trinity college London

    Accepted to: UCSB, UCI, UCD, occidental, Menlo, NDNU, GMU
    Rejected: UCLA, Stanford (REA)
    Waiting on schools that actually received my 32 on the ACT lol
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  • SerpickleSerpickle 11 replies2 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1330 Composite: 710M / 620ERW
    ACT (breakdown):
    SAT II:
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.33
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 1%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus AB (5), Physics 1 (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus, English, Social, AP Physics, Phys Ed
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): National Swimming, Conservatory Violin, Rubik's Cubing, Chess
    Job/Work Experience: Voice Actor, Graphic Designer
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring
    Summer Activities:
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8/10 for all of them.
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: None

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Mathematics
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): Canada
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 200,000-250,000
    ELC Eligibility:
    First Generation: Yes but not mentioned.

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA, Essays, EC's
    Weaknesses: SAT Score :(
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think it's because I'm a cool cat.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

    General Comments:
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  • rokutouseirokutousei 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted (don't know how to bold/add color since I'm new sorry)

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 1360 (670 ERW | 690 Math)
    ACT: Didn't take
    SAT II: Didn't take
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: Around 4.4
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9/290
    AP (place score in parenthesis): I only reported these two scores so far: AP European History (3) and AP English Language and Composition (4).
    I also took AP Chemistry (low score) and AP U.S. History (low score).
    Planned AP tests (scores not yet known): AP Calc A/B, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Microecon, AP Studio Art 2D, and AP Gov't.
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Not offered at my school
    Senior Year Course Load: Piano, Spanish 4, AP Calc A/B, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Microecon, AP Studio Art 2D, and AP Gov't.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Top Scale Score on the CAASPP English Exam (I don't really have any major awards, but I did get honor roll, perfect attendance, etc.)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Teachers Pathway, National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Involved in every school art show and art projects.
    Job/Work Experience: Teaching Assistant Internship
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutor, Book Buddy, and Shelver (lots of tutoring and library service)
    Summer Activities: Community service and internship
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8. I put a lot of effort into them and tried to approach them in a creative way. I did all of them over the summer. (In a general sense, I wrote about my creativity, my passion for English, my ambition, and a chalk art project I did with my art class).
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: None

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: English
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Around 53k
    ELC Eligibility: Yes
    First Generation: No

    Reflection:

    Strengths: Essays; community service and activities demonstrated my passion for English and teaching (I'm striving to become an English teacher)
    Weaknesses: Test scores (SAT: 1360)
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: My passion for English and teaching showed in my application.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at: UC Davis, UC Irvine (regents), UC Merced, University of the Pacific (honors), Whittier College, and University of Redlands.
    Rejected: Duke University
    I also applied to UCLA and UC Berkeley, but I had to withdraw due to misunderstandings :/
    General Comments: Don't be afraid to apply. Start early on essays and apply for scholarships (especially local ones). Good luck to future applicants : )
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  • ambitousdreamerambitousdreamer 5 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted
    Biology
    SAT: 1170
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 3.89
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 15/539
    AP (place score in parenthesis): (1,1,1)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus, Cal State English (ERWC), ASB and other fun electives
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Congressional recognition for being a advocate in the county

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Senior class Vice President, school site council senior class representative, President of a major club (400+ students in it), secretary of club, 2 VARSITY sports, Captain for 2 VARSITY sports
    Job/Work Experience: working for food service for over a year
    Volunteer/Community service: 300+ hours
    Summer Activities: tutor at public library, took college class at UCR
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): about a 7.5, wrote


    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: Biology
    State (if domestic applicant): in-state
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public
    Gender: female
    Income Bracket: EFC- 6000, middle class?
    ELC Eligibility: yes
    First Generation: yes

    Reflection

    Strengths: extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: sat score
    Why you think you were accepted: even though my sat score was lower than UCI average, I think the rest of the stuff I did in high school made up for it
    Where else were you accepted: CSUSB, CSUF, UCI
    Rejected: UCLA, SDSU, CSULB
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  • swagmaster2001swagmaster2001 77 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted w/ Campuswide Honors Program

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1500 (700 RW/800 M)
    ACT (breakdown): none
    SAT II: Math 2 690
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.5 fully weighted, 4.29 UC
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 1%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Eng. Lang (3), Music Theory (4), APUSH (2), Euro (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    Senior Year Course Load: 5 AP classes (Eng. Lit, Calculus , Biology, Physics, Spanish)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar, was chosen for a Summer Healthcare Program

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): dance team, jazz choir- 2 years, vocal choir 4 years
    Job/Work Experience: shadowed at health clinics
    Volunteer/Community service: Math tutor at school, volunteer for Ronald McDonald House., volunteer at dance camps
    Summer Activities: Participated at Summer Healthcare Experience at UCI
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 8/10?
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: No

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Biological Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: > $200,000

    Reflection

    Strengths: GPA, SAT score
    Weaknesses: number of community service hours
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I was accepted because of my high gpa, SAT score, and my passion singing in choir and dance.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: CSULB, UCSB, Boston College, UCLA
    Northeastern (Waitlisted)
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  • StudentofLife7StudentofLife7 19 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Son Accepted with Regents
    Electrical Engineering
    In-State
    GPA: 4.0 UW
    SAT I: 1590 (800M)(790E)
    SAT II: 800 Math2, 800 BiologyE, 800 Chemistry, 780 Physics

    Admitted: UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara (Chancellor’s Invite), Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona (Honors), San Diego State, San Jose State, Colorado School of Mines
    Waitlisted: UC Davis
    Rejected: none so far
    Awaiting: UC Berkeley
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  • cbound2023cbound2023 18 replies0 threads Junior Member
    D accepted
    CSE major
    GPA: 4.0 UW
    SAT: 1540
    SAT II: 800 Math2, 780 Biology

    Admitted: UCSD, UIUC, UCI, UCSB, UC Riverside, SDSU, UW
    Waitlisted: GTech, UC Davis
    Rejected: UCLA
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  • gurpppgurppp 9 replies4 threads New Member
    [a][asize=4]Decision: Accepted[/size][/b]


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1050 ; 550M500E
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: N/A
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 3.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 23/53
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 0
    IB (place score in parenthesis): 0
    Senior Year Course Load: 3 APs 4 Regular
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): 3 years at Hmong (Treasurer) 2 years at Science & Tech (VP)
    Job/Work Experience:
    Volunteer/Community service: 2 summers at a Community Center
    Summer Activities: Volunteer / College Classes
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 3 I did them all in one day.
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission:N/A

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: CS
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: -60k
    ELC Eligibility: N/A
    First Generation: Yes

    Reflection

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  • dripseasondripseason 5 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 23
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 800 Math, 610 English
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: N/A
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.07
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    IB (place score in parenthesis): Math 2 SL: 5, Physics SL: 4
    Senior Year Course Load: 4 IB Classes, 1 AP, Student Government
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Government, Captain of the water polo team, swim team, different sporting events
    Job/Work Experience: Jamba Juice team member since november 2018
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring, Food bank
    Summer Activities: Trip to Japan
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7 or 8 (I had them reviewed by so many people)
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: N/A

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Economics
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant): US
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Top 20%
    ELC Eligibility: N/A
    First Generation: Yes

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essays, scores, gpa
    Weaknesses: Lack of community service, freshman year grades were very low, english sat low
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: They likely anticipated that they were my number one pick
    Where else were you...
    Accepted: SDSU, UCR, UCM, CSUC, CSULB
    Waitlisted: UCD, UCSD, UCSC
    Rejected: UCLA, UCSB, Cal Poly SLO

    General Comments: Pretty surprised I got in when considering the other UC's, but I am very happy I got in and I'm 99% sure I'm going to commit. Visiting tomorrow to see if I like the campus.
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  • art651art651 84 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1360 superscored but 1330 for both tries
    SAT II:
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): unavailable
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 6 APs. I took the spanish exam and US gov exam last year and got 5 on spanish and 4 on gov
    Senior Year Course Load: all honors classes except for 3 ap classes (AP AB calculus, AP psych and AP art)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): I won 2 art awards in a pennsylvania competition for 2 paintings

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -climate change awareness club (president)
    -national art honor society
    -national honor society
    -SAVES club (president currently but I was VP, secretary past years) (club for endangered animals)
    -key club
    Job/Work Experience: had a job at TJ Maxx summer before senior year
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteered at the wayne art center, I do key club where we need 50 hours of service, and a ton of my other clubs are volunteer-based
    Summer Activities: volunteered at the wayne art center for 2 summers, swam on the swim team, had a job at TJ Maxx
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7 ->I think they were really good. I wrote about my love for art, how I created my own environmental club, having to face racist classmates who joked about asians as a challenge, and my last essay was about my love for Spanish and how I explored it outside of class so I wanted to continue it in college. The main thing I regret is that I could have edited more and I realized after submitting that I had a couple major typos that I forgot to change


    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    Intended Major: psychological science
    State (if domestic applicant): PA
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type: Public & non ranking but competitive
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:

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  • Pauly1Pauly1 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted
    Pharmaceutical Sciences


    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1280 (590 eng, 690math)
    SAT II: 690 Math 2, 670 Chem
    Weighted GPA: 4.0
    Rank: don't know
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Chem (3), Comp Sci (2),Eng Lang(2)
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Lit, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Gov, AP Macri Econ, AP Chines, Art Media
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Boys Tennis Varsity

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Chem club (VP), Boy Scouts(Patrol Leader)
    Job/Work Experience: Intern for Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
    Volunteer/Community service: church homeless volunteer(~50 hrs)
    Summer Activities: Bridge to Biotechnology (JC summer class)
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7/10? wrote about creativity, leadership, hardship
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: No

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Computer Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): in-state, CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: ~90k

    Reflection

    Strengths: volunteer, active church member, tennis player
    Weaknesses: not a lot of ec's
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: stats, essays
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Cal Baptist, no waitlists, rejected from: UCSB, UC Davis, SLO
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  • DartmouthEdDartmouthEd 8 replies3 threads New Member
    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1460 (730/730)
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: Did really bad on all of them so I didn't use them
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.55
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):24/568
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Euro (2) AP Calc (1) AP Lang (3) AP Bio (3)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Econ, AP Comp Sci Principles, AP Environmental Science, Service, Boy's Varsity Tennis
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): President's award, congress award, and various other awards for volunteering, 3rd place at SYMF (A piano competition),

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Tennis (Captain 12th grade), Piano level 10 CM, Author of a light novel, Managers for the girl's tennis team
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: KAYP (Korean American Youth Program)(President Senior Year), Apple Tree (volunteer program where I taught kids K-8 in both academics and taekwondo)
    Summer Activities: Didn't really put anything
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 6-7/10 I wrote about how tennis taught me leadership, how piano taught me to challenge myself, how writing a novel made me more expressive, and about cooking my first meal and how I had to improvise a lot.
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission:

    Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    Intended Major: Business Administration
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public with ranking
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: > $200,000
    ELC Eligibility: Yes? (If this is the top 10% of your school thing, then yes)
    First Generation: No

    Reflection:

    Strengths: GPA, SAT, and Extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: AP
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I was accepted because my grades were good enough and the fact that I was determined to stick with the extracurriculars I took (10 years of both tennis and piano). I also had a bit of leadership which probably also helped me.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: UCR, UCSD, Bentley, Villanova, CSU Slo, CSU Pomona, and Northeastern Waitlisted: Babson Rejected: USC, Claremont, Emory, Dartmouth Waiting for: Harvard, NYU, and UC Berkeley

    General Comments: Honestly, I'm probably going to UCI. It's pretty cheap and the business program should be pretty good. All I'm worried about is that the connections might not be as good as USC.
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  • jojoalcajojoalca 2 replies0 threads New Member

    Decision: Accepted

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 600 English, 620 Math; 1220
    ACT (breakdown): None
    SAT II: 570 Biology-M
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 3.86
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 73/856
    AP (place score in parenthesis): English Lang (2), Psychology (4), Environmental Sci (2), Human Geo (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): None
    Senior Year Course Load: Regular English 12, AP Spanish Language, Regular Gov/Econ, Yearbook, Calculus, Intermediate Art
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Yearbook (Editor), UNICEF (Treasurer), Spanish Tutor
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: I was a library volunteer for two years
    Summer Activities: None
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): a 8 or 9 (I think I wrote great personal essays)
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: None

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Business Economics
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: <$30k
    ELC Eligibility: None
    First Generation: No

    Reflection

    Strengths: My strength would definitely be my essays.
    Weaknesses: GPA, test scores, course rigor, extracurriculars
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I feel like I was accepted because of my essays because I really worked hard to perfect them and I tried to use my personal voice to show who I really am on the essay topics.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted @ csulb, csula, csudh, csuf, ucr, ucsc, ucsd, ucsb, ucm Rejected @ ucla and usc

    General Comments: Compared to other people's stats, mine is DEFINITELY lower. I feel like I am giving hope to those people with low gpa and test scores, few extracurriculars, light courseload, by showing them my stats. My essays were the reason that helped me earn a spot for admission. So definitely work hard on your essays and believe in yourself!!
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  • thewaitinghurtsthewaitinghurts 22 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted
    Major: Psychology

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1370. English 770, Math 600
    ACT (breakdown): n/a
    SAT II: n/a
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.1
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):16/530
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP European History (4), AP Language (5), AP Environmental Science (4), AP US History (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): n/a
    Senior Year Course Load: Theatre, AP English Lit, AP US Government, Teacher Intern, College Algebra Spanish 4, AP Psychology
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Gold+ Honor Roll (for maintaining a 4.0 throughout HS), Girl Scout Bronze & Rose Award, National AP Scholar with Honor, President’s Community Service Award

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): National Honor Society, Girl Scout for 12 years, Model United Nations (VP), Theatre Arts, Track and Field, Speech and Debate, Key (Kiwanis) Club, STOP Club (to end human trafficking), California Scholarship Federation
    Job/Work Experience: Small business bicylcle shop as a data entry clerk, Topgolf as a food runner
    Volunteer/Community service: Again, National Honor Society, STOP Club, Key Club, and Girl Scouts are all service clubs at their heart. 100+ hours of community service
    Summer Activities: Theatre Camps
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7-8/10 probably. I wrote about my experience in Girl Scouts since kindergarten, and how I hope to uplift our next generation of women. Thought that one was super strong. I also wrote about my passion for writing non creatively and how my AP classes have prepared me for the type of writing I’ll be doing in college. I also wrote about overcoming my struggles being in a single parent household after my father passed away and my mother succumbed to major depressive disorder. And I honestly can’t remember my last one. Lol.
    Supplemental Review or LOR submission: n/a

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Psychology (might change)
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: Less than 40k

    Reflection

    Strengths: Commitment to clubs and service for many, many years. Devotion to the bettering of my community - specifically women and girls. Overcame hardships.
    Weaknesses: GPA and SAT score may be a little on the lower side!
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected?: My EC’s and essays
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at CSULB, SDSU, CSUF, UCSB. Rejected at UCLA and Calpoly SLO.
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  • CharlieEcho35CharlieEcho35 40 replies4 threads Junior Member
    edited March 25
    Decision: Accepted

    Major: Civil Engineering

    Academic Stats:

    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.1
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.2
    ELC eligibility: No, however, I am eligible for the Statewide Path.
    Rank: Top 30%

    SAT I: 1370 (650 English, 720 Math)
    ACT: 30 (Reading: 32, English: 30, Math: 34, Science: 24)
    SAT II: Math 2: 690 Chemistry: 630
    AP: Statistics: 4 I am currently taking Calc AB

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: 3 years in an Environmental Club (Treasurer Senior Year), 1 year in a Math Club, 1 year in a Cultural Club, 1 year in a Political Club, 1 year in a Debate Club
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteering at my school garden and going to beach cleanups
    Summer Activities: volunteering at my school garden

    Essays: 9/10 I wrote about my experience in my environmental club, my love for mathematics, my ADHD, and moving to a new home freshman year. My cousin, who is a lawyer, helped me write and correct my essays.

    Demographics:

    State: California
    School Type: Public
    Gender: Male
    Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Pell Grant: Eligible for around $4000 a year
    Maximum Pell Grant: No
    Highest level of parent education: They both dropped out of community college.
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both Parents

    Reflection:

    Strengths: Statewide Path, First Generation, my grades had an upward trend, heavy involvement in my ECs, great essays, good standardized test scores

    Weaknesses: bad grades freshman year, no honors courses until my junior year, only two AP courses, applied to a very competitive major, could have gotten higher standardized tests scores

    Why I think I was Accepted: I was a solid candidate for the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

    Acceptances: Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, CSULB, LSU, SDSU, SJSU, University of Arizona, UC Merced, UC Riverside

    Waitlists: UC Davis, UCSD

    Rejections: Colorado School of Mines, Purdue, UCLA, USC

    General Comments: I applied to UCI because I thought I had a fairly good chance of getting in. I was happy that I was admitted however, I most likely will attend Cal Poly SLO.

    Congratulations to everyone who got into UCI, it's a wonderful school!!
    edited March 25
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