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*Official UCSB Class of 2016 Decisions Thread*

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Replies to: *Official UCSB Class of 2016 Decisions Thread*

  • surfgirl94surfgirl94 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Decision: Accepted Pre-Political Science

    Objective:
    SAT I: 2310
    SAT II: US History (770) Lit. (780) World History (720)
    Unweighted GPA: 3.96/ UC GPA: guessing a 4.26
    AP: US History (5) World History (5) English Lang. and Comp. (5) Art History (5) Psychology (5) Chemistry (3)

    Senior Year Course Load: AP Eng. Lit., Honors Pre-Calculus (weighted), AP Govt, AP Macro Econ., AP European History, Journalism, Personal Fitness

    Major Awards: National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, California State Scholar in the Arts-Creative Writing, Santa Barbara Regents Scholars and Honors College :)

    Extracurriculars: Feature Editor for school newspaper (2 years), varsity softball (3 years), TEDxYouth@SD event organizer (2 years), French Club (3 years)

    Job/Work Experience: Summer camp counselor (2 years)

    Volunteer/Community service: Miracle League Buddy (3 years), Teen Decoy for ABC

    Essays: One about softball, another about writing/storytelling and family history

    Other
    State: CA
    School Type: ~1900 student body; public; competitive
    Ethnicity: White/other
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: high

    General Comments: Beautiful school
  • alxz310alxz310 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
    (Invited to Chancellor's Reception + Admitted to Honors College)

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2000 (730W, 660M, 610CR - Single Sitting)
    • ACT: 31
    • SAT II: 730 Bio M, 640 US History
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.75
    • UC GPA: 4.17
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 15% (Competitive School)
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 English Lang/Comp, 4 Biology, 3 US History
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomic, AP Physics C, AP Calc BC, Spanish 4, Folktales/Mythology
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): No real "major" awards
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Numerous clubs at school, years of piano, research project with UCLA professor
    • Job/Work Experience: Internship at plastic surgeon's office
    • Volunteer/Community service: Local hospital, local library
    • Essays: Great - Edited by multiple people - showed who I really was
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): CA
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: White (European)
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: Low
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): First to attend college in US; Difficulties in Life; Single Parent Household; Low-Income?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: ACT, Internship, Research Project
    • Weaknesses:
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Personal Statements, ACT
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted UC Davis + UC Irvine
    General Comments: Congrats to all admitted :D
  • UberSandvichUberSandvich Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted[/size]
    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 2180 (730 CR, 750 M, 700 W)
    • ACT: 31
    • SAT II: 710 USH, 730 Physics, 690 Math
    • GPA: 3.56 UW, 4.2 W, 4.0 UC
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
    • AP: USH (4) Eng (5) Calc AB Gov Physics
    • Senior Year Course Load: 3 AP
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nat'l Hispanic Scholar
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): a few clubs at school
    • Job/Work Experience: none
    • Volunteer/Community service:parish volunteering
    • Summer Activities: summer camp volunteering
    • Essays: about my aspirations to become a doctor
    Other
    • State (if domestic): CA
    • School Type: Private
    • Ethnicity: Hispanic
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: 100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM first gen
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Test scores, essay
    • Weaknesses: GPA
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepeted: UW Seattle, UC Santa Cruz, USF, Waitlisted: Cal Poly SLO, UC Davis
      [ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b] awesome
  • angehereangehere Registered User Posts: 100 Junior Member
    [ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[ /b][ /color][ /size]
    [ b]Objective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown):did not send
    [ *] ACT:31
    [ *] SAT II:World History(740), Math II(700)
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):4.0
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):11/365
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):World History(5), Statistics(5), Physics B(3)
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load:AP Computer Science, AP Lang Comp, AP Calculus AB, Drawing, Economics, Chinese 5/6
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):AP Scholar?
    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):average
    [ *] Job/Work Experience:none
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service:average
    [ *] Summer Activities:average
    [ *] Essays: cookie cutter essay
    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant):CA
    [ *] School Type:public
    [ *] Ethnicity:Chinese
    [ *] Gender:Female
    [ *] Income Bracket:<$60,000
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):first generation
    [ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Strengths:gpa
    [ *] Weaknesses:essay
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    [ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b] yay! been accepted to all UCs so far, just waiting for UCLA and UC Berkeley
  • crawlings951crawlings951 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted- Undeclared L&S [/size]

    Objective:
      [ *] SAT I (breakdown): Didn't submit [ *] ACT: 32 [ *] SAT II: 780 Math II, 670 Physics [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): ~3.8 UC GPA was 4.21 [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):6 [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): Phys 3 Eng Lang 4 USH 4 Calc AB 4 Euro 3 [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis): [ *] Senior Year Course Load: Hardest possible [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar with distinction
    Subjective:
      [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): President of clubs and ****. Captain of sports team for plenty of years [ *] Job/Work Experience: nada [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Created $10,000 mud run for charity [ *] Summer Activities: drinking [ *] Essays: they were good [ *] Teacher Recommendation: none [ *] Counselor Rec: none [ *] Additional Rec: none [ *] Interview: none
    Other
      [ *] State (if domestic applicant): CA [ *] Country (if international applicant): [ *] School Type: 1st year public [ *] Ethnicity: The same as 72.4% of the population [ *] Gender: M [ *] Income Bracket: `$45,000 [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none brother went there
    Reflection
      [ *] Strengths: all around good application [ *] Weaknesses: nothing outstanding [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: [ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to UCSD as well. No other news
    General Comments:


    Just hoping for UCLA and UCB
  • newyorkmydreamsnewyorkmydreams Registered User Posts: 577 Member
    cool... i am rejected :/
  • calimalicalimali Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    [ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted[ /b][ /color][ /size]

    ** accepted waitlist offer

    [ b]Objective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 1820
    [ *] ACT: 27
    [ *] SAT II: -
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.75
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):school doesnt rank
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): European history (3), LIterature and Composition (3)
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load:Statistics, Advanced Film, AP English, Economics/Government, AP Environmental, Journalism 2
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):CSF (all four years)
    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):Many clubs, too many to name
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: Worked at preschool for almost 5 years, and babysit
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: over 180+ hours
    [ *] Summer Activities: traveling, working
    [ *] Essays: alright, not great
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: GREAT recommendations from 4 different teachers
    [ *] Counselor Rec: Yes
    [ *] Additional Rec: from math teacher, science teacher, and english teacher
    [ *] Interview: nope
    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): california
    [ *] Country (if international applicant):
    [ *] School Type: public, but less than 200 kids in my grade
    [ *] Ethnicity: indonesian/white/austrian/dutch
    [ *] Gender:female
    [ *] Income Bracket: wealthy family
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): -
    [ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Strengths: work experience and community service hours
    [ *] Weaknesses: ... low sat/act, low gpa, and everything else subpar
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I don't know, I wasn't good enough?
    [ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted:
    CSUN, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly SLO, SFS, CSULB, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC SAnta Cruz, Drexel University, Rochester University, Syracuse University

    Waitlisted:(accepted both waitlist offers)
    UC Davis, UC SB

    Rejected:
    UC San Diego (still deciding if I should appeal)

    [ /list][ b]General Comments:[ /b] Still waiting from UCLA, UC Berkeley, and UC Irvine, which I am already anticipating rejections, but hoping for the best. <3 I have absolutely no idea what college I would like to go to, I just know I want to go somewhere, which doesn't help at all. So many decisions in so little time.
  • unwelc0medunwelc0med Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    4.07 gpa 31 act accepted
  • bignerd16bignerd16 Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted - Undeclared[/size]


    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown): 1500
    • ACT: 21
    • SAT II: N/A
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.65
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 10/564
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (1) Psychology (2) Art History (3) English Language (3)
    • Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Government, AP ENgligh Literature
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): US FIRST Robotics Regional Champion
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
      - Class of 2012: Vice President (2010-2012)
      - Gay-Straight Alliance: President (2011-2012)
      - Gay-Straight Alliance: Director of Activities (2010-2011)
      - Associated Student Body (ASB): Attorney General, Head of Arts and Publicity (2008-2011)
      - African American Student Union: Vice President (2011-2012)
      - Robotics Club: President (2010-2011)
      - Robotics Club: Safety Captain, Public Relations (2011-2012)
      - Health Occupations Students of America: Vice President (2011-2012)
      - Health Occupations Students of America: Arts and Publicity (2010-2011)
      - Science Club: Secretary (2011-2012)
      - Science Club: Head of Fundraiser (2010-2011)
      - Asian International Association: Arts and Publicity (2009-2012)
      - Link Crew Leader (2009-2012)
      - Key Club (2010-2012)
      - Mabuhay Club (2009-2012)
    • Job/Work Experience: Internship at a local middle school, student tutor
    • Volunteer/Community service: 300 hours of service
    • Essays: The best essays I’ve written. Made several drafts. Teachers loved them and cried.
    Other
    • School Type: Public
    • Ethnicity: Asian - Filipino
    • Gender: Male
    • Income Bracket: ~100K
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
    Reflection
    • Strengths: Personal Statements and Extra Curriculars
    • Weaknesses: SAT and GPA
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Personal statements and extra curricular
    General Comments:

    STILL WAITING ON IRVINE, LA, AND BERKELEY! D;
  • 1sbmomof31sbmomof3 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Daughter ACCEPTED
    College of Letters and Science

    UC GPA 4.3
    SAT 1790
    Strong ECs and Essays

    Also accepted to SDSU Honors, Cal Poly SLO, UCSC, UC Davis, and waitlisted at UCSD
  • thefutengthefuteng Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    How do you know if you are in the Honors program?
  • LongRangePlanLongRangePlan Registered User Posts: 750 Member
    ACCEPTED

    [ *] SAT: 1870
    [ *] ACT: 27
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 20/172
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): English 11 (4), English 12, US History (4)

    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: AP English, journalism, Spanish, statistics, media arts (anchor and reporter for school TV station), and continuing to intern at local daily newspaper.

    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars: Internship and sports columnist for daily local city newspaper, student council every year, lead parts in school plays, captain of varsity baseball team and pitcher #1 in rotation. Also campus ministry, school choir.
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Boys & Girls Club rec leader
    [ *] Summer Activities: competitive travel baseball
    [ *] Essays: Very strong writer. Suspect they did the job.
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: Must have been good
    [ *] Counselor Rec: Must have been good
    [ *] Additional Rec: School media arts teacher (TV station)
    [ *] Interview: Didn't do
    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): CA

    [ *] School Type: Competitive private Catholic
    [ *] Ethnicity: White
    [ *] Gender: Male
    [ *] Income Bracket: upper middle class
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None. Basic straight, white male with no physical handicaps and parents with college degrees.
    [ /list][ b]Reflection[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Strengths: No shyness, very confident on stage, on camera, on the mound. Strong writing skills.
    [ *] Weaknesses: Didn't take AP physics (but hey, got an A in regular physics)
    [ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Very strong writing skills, work hard
    [ *] Where else were you accepted: USD, Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, Univ. of Mizzou, Chapman University, San Diego State, University of Oregon. No rejections, 8 for 8 so far.
  • NamasteMomNamasteMom Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    D accepted to UCSB Honors College
    4.0 UW/4.5 W GPA
    31 ACT.
    Strong ECs and essays
  • balling916balling916 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    Waitlisted :/

    3.55 UC
    4.0 fully weighted

    2160 SAT
    32 ACT

    Decent essays and ECs.

    Rejected from Davis, SD, and waitlisted here. Good thing I got into CP a month ago! :D But still a little surprised/disappointed as I thought I had some decent chances with my SAT. Oh well! :)
  • roguewave08roguewave08 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    [size=+2]Decision: Accepted - Pre-Biology[/size]

    Objective:
    • SAT I (breakdown):750 Critical Reading 750 Math 700 Writing
    • ACT:N/A
    • SAT II:780 Biology, 700 Chemistry, 720 Literature
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):3.39
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):my school doesn't rank
    • AP (place score in parenthesis):AP Bio (5), APUSH (5), AP Eng Lang (4), AP World (3), AP Chem (5)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis):N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load:AP Lit, Statistics, AP Govt, AP Econ, Intro to Law
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor
    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):speech/debate, writing club (treasurer), science olympiad
    • Job/Work Experience:none
    • Volunteer/Community service:nursing home and interned at a research lab
    • Summer Activities:volunteer stuff
    • Essays:i thought my essay about "the world i come from" was just ok, but i thought my essay about a person quality was pretty decent
    • Teacher Recommendation:N/A
    • Counselor Rec:N/A
    • Additional Rec:N/A
    • Interview:N/A
    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant):CA
    • Country (if international applicant):N/A
    • School Type:large public high school
    • Ethnicity:Asian
    • Gender:Female
    • Income Bracket:not quite sure but maybe middle to upper?
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):none?
    Reflection
    • Strengths: personal statements, SAT
    • Weaknesses:GPA, extracurriculars
    • Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:i really have no idea. i really thought i was going to get rejected or waitlisted so getting accepted is a happy surprise :)
    • Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:accepted at SDSU, UC Riverside, Syracuse, SMU, USF, U Denver,
      waitlisted at Case Western Reserve
    General Comments:
    congrats to everyone who got in and i hope to maybe meet some of you! :) no matter what, we're all going to end up where we're supposed to be.
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