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***UC SAN DIEGO CLASS OF 2023 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:
Eligibility in Local Context?:

Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available):
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:

Essays (topics, details):
Letters of recommendation:

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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  • OnPinsAndNeedlesOnPinsAndNeedles 32 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    edited March 22
    Waitlisted
    Biochem
    Sat 1540
    UC w gpa 3.76
    In state
    National Merit Finalist
    Gpa weighted down by non-critical courses: band, spanish
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  • momoftwoandonemomoftwoandone 8 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Accepted-
    Computer Engineering
    SAT 1500
    UC wgpa 3.89 gpa 4.68
    In State
    National Merit Finalist
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  • spinyrosespinyrose 3 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3 New Member
    accepted
    general biology (marshall)
    ACT 33
    UC GPA 4.1
    in state
    strong letters of reccomendation
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  • loveisloveloveislove 3 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Accepted!
    Mathematics- Computer Science
    SAT 1510
    UW: 3.79 UC GPA: 4.05
    IN STATE
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  • monopoly811monopoly811 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Waitlisted
    Communications
    SAT 1430
    ACT 31
    GPA (UW & UC): 4.00
    In State
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  • ThunderStrik7ThunderStrik7 16 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    edited March 22
    Waitlisted
    Computer Science
    Sat 1480
    W(UC) 4.25
    UW: 3.93
    In State
    edited March 22
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  • sammycpsammycp 74 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    edited March 22
    ACCEPTED
    Major - Neurobiology (Roosevelt College)

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.3
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.67
    Eligibility in Local Context?: Yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 5/485
    Comments about course load (including senior year): I took 4 weighted courses (out of 6 total) every year from sophomore through senior year
    SAT (total and sections): 1500
    ACT (total and sections): N/A
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): N/A
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): English Language and Comp. (5), Chemistry (4), Calculus AB (4), Biology (pending), Calculus BC (pending), Macroeconomics (pending), Government and Politics US (pending)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar

    Lots of dedicated extracurriculars and leadership positions

    Summer Activities: Stanford Clinical Neuroscience Immersion Experience, Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar, took 2 college classes over 2 summers

    Strong essays

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Caucasian

    Best wishes to everyone!!
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  • fntzmkfntzmk 24 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Admitted[/color][/size][/b]
    Decision: Waitlisted
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size][/b]

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Physics

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.91
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.45
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.53
    Eligibility in Local Context?:

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): top 5%
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1460 (R/W 670, M 790, E 8/8)
    ACT (total and sections): 35 (M 36, S 34, STEM 35, E 35, R 33, W 10, ELA 32)SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 760, Spanish 670
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Lang (5), AP Physics (4)
    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: Varsity Sport, Drama Productions, Jazz Band
    Job/Work Experience: 3yr. W/city
    Volunteer/Community service: +500 hours
    Summer Activities: Camp CIT, JC classes

    Essays (topics, details):
    Letters of recommendation:

    Demographics

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

    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:
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both
    Relation to alumni of college:

    Reflection

    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: CSU Fullerton, SDSU Weber Honors College, Harvey Mudd, UCI CHP and UCSB Chancellor Invite.
    Waitlisted: UCSD
    Waiting for: UCLA, USC and Stanford

    General Comments:
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  • samdarbysamdarby 1 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Decision: Admitted
    Major- Human Biology (Roosevelt)

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.80
    UC Weighted GPA: 4.02
    UC Weighted and Capped GPA: 3.98

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): N/A
    Comments about course load (including senior year): I took many AP/HL courses and dedicated myself to medicine throughout high school (in my classes).
    SAT (total and sections): N/A
    ACT (total and sections): 32
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): U.S. History- 710, Mathematics (Level 2)- 690, Chemistry- 740
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Human Geography (4), World History (5), US History (5), Physics 1 (3), English Language and Comp. (4), Chemistry (5), Biology (pending),, Macroeconomics (pending), Government and Politics US (pending), English Literature (pending)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Like 300 Hours of volunteer work (a majority of it through a CNA Internship- giving my insight into healthcare)

    Summer Activities: Volunteering

    Quite strong essays: I wrote about my leadership (club officer positions) and hardworking nature, my internship experience, leadership experience in my school's Student Activist Union, and what I want to do for a living.

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

    Gender: Male
    Race/ethnicity: Caucasian

    Congratulations and Bright Futures to All!!
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  • rkp999rkp999 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Accepted
    Data Science (marshall)
    SAT 1490
    US Citizen in India, high GPA
    OOS
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  • clbbrock63clbbrock63 2 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
    ACCEPTED

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: General Biology (Roosevelt College)

    Academic stats:
    Unweighted GPA: 3.65
    Weighted GPA: 4.40

    Out of State (Chicago suburb)


    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): N/A
    Comments about course load (including senior year): Economics, Calculus BC, Psychology, Biology, College English [all AP courses], Leadership class (selective enrollment; mentoring and tutoring freshmen)
    SAT (total and sections): 1440, R&W-690, Math-750
    ACT (total and sections): N/A
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): N/A
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): English Lit (4), Spanish (4)


    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Senior Class Pres for student council, section leader in marching band, co-founder of a nonprofit, lots of mentoring, tutoring, and service stuff
    Job/Work Experience: Worked as a golf caddy for about 3 years
    Volunteer/Community service: Girl Scouts, CIEE in Ghana, local organizations
    Summer Activities: Brown University Pre-College Program, James Joyce Summer School in Dublin

    Essays (topics, details): one was about my nonprofit, another was about student council, another was about my mother being terminally ill and its impact on my family and I. I forgot what the last one was about. All 4 were great though.
    Letters of recommendation: Great!!!!!! One teacher (english): I have had him for 2 years (senior and sophomore), went to Ireland with him as he was one of the sponsors, and he has seen me grow from sophomore year to now. Counselor: really knows me, great relationship with him. Other teacher (physics): knew me as a thoughtful student but also as a kind and genuine person

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): IL
    High school type: Public, competitiveness is about a 7 or 8

    Gender: F
    Race/ethnicity: African American

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


    Highest level of parent education: Mom: community college Dad: GED
    Living with both, one, or no parents?:Both
    Relation to alumni of college: No

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, recommendations, maybe WGPA and SAT score
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Essays were thoughtful and true to myself. LORs were good as well as the teachers know me as a student and friend/mentee.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Syracuse, Tulane, Purdue. Illinois, Wisconsin (all accepted), Michigan (deferred), GT (rejected), Northwestern (waitlisted), waiting on UCB, UCLA, USC, BostonU, Brown, Columbia
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  • MadiJadeMadiJade 24 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    edited March 22
    Decision: Admitted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Electrical Engineering/Muir

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.93
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.2

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 15%
    Comments about course load (including senior year): 4 Honors, 10 APs, 4 College level classes
    SAT (total and sections): 1550, 750 R/W, 800 Math
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 Math II, 800 Physics, 19 Essay
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): World History (4), Biology (4), Chemistry (5), Calc AB (5), Physics (5)
    Comp Sci A (5), AP US History (5), Calc BC (TBD), Physics C (TBD), French (TBD), Comp Sci Principles (TBD)

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Technology Student Association 7 State Level Awards & 4 National, National History Day 2 State, 2 National

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Cheerleading (Captain 11 & 12), First Robotics (Asst Team Lead, Team Lead, Driver), French Honor Society (Secretary), School Mentors Program (Planning Committee Lead), NHS, Tri-M, TSA, Cross Country, School Ambassador (tours of the school to potential students and community outreach), Band Section Leader
    Job/Work Experience: Summer Camp Counselor
    Volunteer/Community service: Tutoring, Community Cheerleading coach (6 hours a week throughout the school year 10th, 11th and 12th grade)
    Summer Activities: Fundraising for Community cheer organization, Summer Camp counselor @ STEM camp

    Essays (topics, details): Creativity using Legos ad K’nex, Spending time with my Grandfather, Leadership with Cheerleading/Community cheer, Significant Challenge Overcome

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: White

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No
    Pell grant eligible?: No

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: Excellent Math & Science related courses with all A’s. Interesting STEM related Electives
    Weaknesses: A couple of questionable grades first semester of freshman year. All A’s with 2 B’s since.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I was accepted because of my decent stats and excellent leadership experience.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Georgia Tech, Purdue, UIUC, CU Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, UC Davis, UCSB, UCLA. Deferred: Cornell. Still waiting for: Berkeley, Duke
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  • antamiiiantamiii 49 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Applied Mathematics (Sixth college)

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.45
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.75
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.80
    Cumulative (3 years) UW GPA: 3.62

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): school does not rank
    Comments about course load (including senior year): 10 APs total; 5 APs this year
    SAT (total and sections): 1440 (750M/690R/17W)
    ACT (total and sections): 35 (35E/33M/36R/35S/9W)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): none
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Japanese (5), Calc AB (5), Stats (4), Lang (4)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar w/ honor

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: supplemental JP school every Saturday since age 5, Science Olympiad (co-founded team and VP for past two years), aikido training, math club, calligraphy lessons, viola
    Volunteer/Community service: very little

    Essays (topics, details): Reason behind my low GPA and getting over said obstacle, leading my SciOly team, serving as an interpreter in Japan, and my love for calligraphy. all were very strong - I'd say 9 or 10 out of 10.

    Demographics:

    State (if domestic applicant): Washington
    High school type: average public

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: White/Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes
    Pell grant eligible?: no

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

    Reflection:

    Strengths: essays, test scores, my personal experiences
    Weaknesses: GPA lol
    Why you think you were accepted: I put a lot of time and effort into my essays and I think the activities I've occupied myself with these past 4 years are pretty unique
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UW Seattle, UMD, CU Boulder, UCSB
    Rejected: UCLA, Northeastern, Purdue
    Waiting on: UCI, NYU, BU, UMich

    General Comments: These schools look at way more than just your stats. They care about you as a person and how you'll contribute to the school. Getting good grades is important, but so is what you do outside of school and how you present yourself in your application.

    Congratulations to those accepted! And to everyone - no matter where you go, you will do great things:)
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  • Mayukh3333Mayukh3333 10 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
    edited March 22
    Decision: Admitted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: I had applied for physics but I got undeclared at ERC

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: international student

    Eligibility in Local Context?:

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): 93rd percentile
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1510- (maths -800 English - 710)

    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 770 in both math 2 and physics


    Letters of recommendation: Good Recs

    Demographics

    Country (if international applicant): India

    High school type:

    Gender: male
    Race/ethnicity: Indian

    Where else were you

    accepted: Butler, Wooster, union college

    waitlisted: UCSB, Grinnell, cwru

    rejected: JHU, Amherst
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  • shinxsparkles01shinxsparkles01 20 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    edited March 22
    Decision: Waitlisted
    Structural Engineering
    SAT 1230
    GPA (UW & UC): 3.85 & 3.91
    In State
    ELC Eligiblle
    Demographics:
    In State
    Gender: Male
    Race/Ethnicity: Flilipino/Mexican
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  • musiclover5musiclover5 83 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): No

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Electrical Engineering (Roosevelt)

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.13
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 5.0
    Eligibility in Local Context?: No

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): N/A (but probably valedictorian)
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    Always rigorous because of classical education -- 6-7 classes per year. No AP classes offered at school but took 5 APs nonetheless. Writing a senior thesis.
    SAT (total and sections): 1590 (790 Reading, 800 Math)
    ACT (total and sections): N/A
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 720 Physics, 750 Math 2
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Chem - 3, Bio - 4, English Lang - 5, Physics 1 - 4, Calc AB - 5
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: mentor and moderator at online school, piano and voice (Western and Carnatic), speech and debate (club captain, nationally ranked in top 10)
    Job/Work Experience: N/A
    Volunteer/Community service: tutoring at low-income elementary school, worship team (lead pianist and vocalist)
    Summer Activities: taught at speech camps

    Essays (topics, details):
    Essay 1 -- describe an example of leadership experience: talked about mentoring and school and how I was able to help new students assimilate.
    Essay 2 -- greatest talent or skill: talked about piano and how it changed who I am as a person
    Essay 3 -- making community a better place: talked about tutoring and what potential I see in the kids
    Essay 4 -- what makes me stand out: talked about the importance of women in STEM and how I want to take steps to help women
    Letters of recommendation: N/A

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    High school type: Private (online homeschool)

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Asian/Indian

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

    Highest level of parent education: Bachelor's degrees
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Living with both
    Relation to alumni of college: No

    Reflection

    Strengths: Really strong stats and grades, good essays
    Weaknesses: No work experiences
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Honestly, I was pretty surprised at my acceptance, considering the number of applications and the fact that I applied to the School of Engineering. I think it's because of my really strong test scores and transcript, and I put a lot of effort into my essays as well.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: Biola, LeTourneau, Santa Clara, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of the Pacific
    Rejected: Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Cal Poly SLO

    General Comments: Congratulations to all those who made it! And to those that didn't -- don't worry. Where you go doesn't matter... what you do does. All the best!
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  • k92620k92620 9 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 13 New Member
    edited March 22
    Decision: Admitted
    [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): N/A
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.7
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.08
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.08
    Eligibility in Local Context?: OOS

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): N/A
    Comments about course load (including senior year): I attended a private school that does not allow students to take a lot of APs, but I did have a relatively rigorous course load compared to my peers, 3 APs in senior year
    SAT (total and sections): 1550 780 English 770 Math. Essay 5 5 6
    ACT (total and sections): N/A
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 760 Math 2, 750 Literature
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): English Language (5), Pychology (5), Chinese (5)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: National History Day national finalist, AP Scholar Award
    Extracurriculars: Multiple clubs and leadership positions, LGBT rights events
    Job/Work Experience: Private tutor
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Summer Activities:

    Essays (topics, details): Talked about my academic interest in quantum mechanics, my club experiences, and LGBT rights
    Letters of recommendation:

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Female
    Race/ethnicity: Asian

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

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

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT Score, essays
    Weaknesses: GPA, not a lot of ECs related to major
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Good SAT score and interesting essays
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: UCSB, UCR, UCSC, UW Seattle Rejected: UC Davis, Columbia, Pomona College, UCLA
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  • eggstremelyeggyeggstremelyeggy 42 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    edited March 22
    Decision: Admitted

    Objective:
    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): Chancellors (5k)
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Structural Engineering

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.31
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.38
    ELC eligibility (Top (9% HS): yes

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): n/a
    Comments about course load (including senior year): 4 APs junior year (near impossible to get any APs before junior year at my school), community college courses every summer after ninth grade, 4 APs senior year, less periods but 1 CC class fall, 2 CC class (one not transferable) spring
    ACT (total and sections): 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 Subject Tests (if any): 770 Math II, 760 Bio E
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): Eng Lang (5), Bio (5), USH (4), Calc AB (5)

    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
    State (if domestic applicant): CA (in state)
    School Type: Public
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: EFC ~4400 I qualify for Blue & Gold program.
    First Generation: Yes

    Reflection
    Strengths: GPA, CC courses
    Weaknesses: course selection (should've taken calc BC / AP chem), SAT Subject Tests
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: luck? lol
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UCD, UCLA, & UIUC (civ eng), UCSC (tech. info management), Cal Poly Slo (arch. eng), UCI (honors, business info management)- all accepted.

    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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  • akcha1801akcha1801 66 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: CS, CoE got CoE, Undeclared

    Academic stats:
    SAT I (breakdown): Not taken
    ACT (breakdown):34(E-35, M-34, R-34, S-33)
    SAT II: Math Level 2-800, Chem-800, Physics-800
    Predicted Percentage - 98.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Not taken any
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: In a CBSE(National Government Board) school - course load almost equal to 4 AP courses(Phy, Chem, Math, CS)


    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.96
    Eligibility in Local Context?:

    Rank, percentile rank, or percentile range (if available): None reported by school

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    Finished within top 50 ranks in General AI Challenge, Solving the AI Race Round; Competed in News-Wiz Quiz till pre-televised rounds; Finished 4th in the western round of JAIBC India Competition; Participated in NASA's Cassini Scientist for a Day Competition

    [ab]Subjective:[a/b]

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    I have published a Research Paper on Acta Astonautica Journal of Elsevier on GAGAN and future airports
    2 projects on Data Science to be used in my school from the next academic year(LORs mention the same)
    Zonal Level Table Tennis Player
    Certified Scuba Diver
    Working on creating an 8-bit computer using breadboards
    Designed a Journal to enhance productivity for high-school students - working on releasing and selling copies on Amazon
    Job/Work Experience: None
    Volunteer/Community service: Helped initiate Storytelling sessions for underprivileged students to teach elementary English with AASHA Foundation
    Summer Activities: Completed various online courses on Data Science and Mathematics - Part of an online Data Science invite-only community


    Essays (topics, details): I actually don't remember the essays off the top of my head - I guess I wrote about my depression, passion for learning, and Table Tennis.
    Letters of recommendation: None

    Demographics

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

    Gender: Male

    Applied for financial aid?: No
    Highest level of parent education: Masters degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?:both
    Income bracket: 200000+

    [ab]Reflection[a/b]

    Strengths: scores and essays
    Weaknesses: extracurriculars
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: high demonstrated interest in my major and good scores
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UC Davis, UCSD
    Waitlisted: UW-Seattle, UCLA
    Rejected: Cornell, Purdue

    General Comments: I won't say I am really happy with this acceptance because of the undeclared thing - but still UCSD is my top choice atm
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  • RoboticsWidowRoboticsWidow 91 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted
    Electrical Engineering

    Objective:
    SAT I (breakdown): 1410 (720 W 690 M)
    Capped Weighted UC GPA: 4.35
    Uncapped weighted: 4.45
    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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