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Please chance me for UCRiverside

SleepyPandaBearsSleepyPandaBears Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
Hi, I was hoping someone could chance me for UCRiverside?
3.2 GPA
1410 SAT
EC: VP and Head Engineer of a robotics club (4 years)(1500hrs/year) (Leader ship for 2 years)
Volunteering 20 hours/semester for 2 years

Essays:

Creativity:Drones and how I built/fly my racing drone

Leadership/positive influence: I helped change the robotics club

Significant Challenge: My grandmother was ill and my mom left to take care of her I had to learn to take care of my self this affected my grades because it was also during peak robotics season.(Failed a class retook it got a B)

How you furthered an academic subject: How I learned programming by taking classes at Community college and applied it to make a website for my apartments where people can get info/data.

Awards:
Letter of Commendation 1490/1520 PSAT (Messed up on the real SAT I didn't practice for a really long time)
Certificate of Recognition from State of California Senate for finishing 1st place in La Regional Robotics competition.
Robot Design Award(First Lego League 9th grade)
Robot Winning Alliance (Ranked number 1)

Internship:
Unpaid Internship designing a mini bot for a company that makes robots that people can control over the internet.

Intended major: Mechanical Engineering (of course!)
Location:LA/Southern California

Race:Indian
Salary of both parents: 120k+
Education of parents: Masters and undergrad.


Also what do you think my chances for UCM/UCI are? Thanks!

Replies to: Please chance me for UCRiverside

  • SleepyPandaBearsSleepyPandaBears Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    @Gumbymom Hello, if possible can you please chance me for UCM, UCR, and UCI. Thanks I appreciate it!
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 27,061 Forum Champion
    edited March 2
    Assuming your UC GPA is 3.2, I think UCM is probably your best bet since the UC’s tend to be very GPA focused and your GPA is well below the 25th percentile however, your SAT is above the 75th percentile for both UCR and UCM. You have applied to a very competitive major and academic performance is very important in succeeding as an Engineering student. If you have some extenuating circumstances that impacted your GPA, then hopefully these were addressed in your personal insight essays. UC’s can be very unpredictable and hopefully you have some solid safety schools on your list. Best of luck and as long as a program is ABET accredited, you will get a good education at many schools beyond the UC’s.

    UCM: 50/50 High Match
    UCR: Reach but you have a chance at your alternate major if not in the Engineering college
    UCI: High Reach


    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.00-3.39 capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCI: 1%
    UCR: 15%
    UCM: 45%

    2018 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT:
    UCI: 1230-1490
    UCR: 1130-1380
    UCM: 1020-1280

    2018 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCI: 4.13
    UCR: 3.81
    UCM: 3.71
  • SleepyPandaBearsSleepyPandaBears Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    I don't have much to say about my GPA other than having some sort of upward trend(bad in 10th and okay in 11th). I got into CSULB for mechanical so it would be my backup.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 27,061 Forum Champion
    CSULB is an excellent backup and might be a better option than UCM if accepted.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 27,061 Forum Champion
    You did state that your grades suffered since your Mother was your Grandmothers caretaker during her illness. Did you address this situation in one of your personal insight essays?
  • SleepyPandaBearsSleepyPandaBears Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    Yes! I did and my grades were the lowest at that point but went up after that.
  • SleepyPandaBearsSleepyPandaBears Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    @Gumbymom Thanks for the help Gumbymom, I got rejected from UCM and UCR but got into UCSC. I am pleasantly surprised =).
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 27,061 Forum Champion
    UCSC is a great option so congratulations.
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