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What are my chances UCSB?

shadyonautoshadyonauto Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I am an upcoming senior with a 3.98 UC GPA and a 3.57 UW GPA and i am part of the top 30% out of 600ish students at my school.I have been taking Honors/Gifted /AP courses since freshman year.

I am an officer of two competition clubs( that i have been in since freshman year:Technology Student Association and VEX Robotics) which together takes up 15-20hrs a week.I was in my school's XC and Track Team for sophomore and Junior year,as well as being part of Student government those two years.Senior year I will be joining more volunteer and competition clubs (including SNHS,Mu Alpha Theta,History Club,Science Olympiad and African Club)

I have taken 5 AP classes during my sophomore and junior years: World history,European History,Language,U.S History,and Physics B, and in my senior year I will be taking 7(if you count both physics c as separate)more APs;Environmental Science,Physics C:Mechanics,Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism,Literature,Macroeconomics,Calculus AB, and U.S Government and politics.That makes a total of 12 AP classes from sophomore year to Senior year.

I got a 1650 Sat score on my first time taking it,but plan improving it to a 1850 or higher

On the Act, I got a 24 Composite but i plan on also improving this score to a 27 or higher

I am also working at an amusement park (32hrs/week) to help my parents pay for my senior year and save up for college, i have also done some community service and have raised lots of money towards charities including March Of Dimes,

Also i am out of state(Georgia),a minority(AA),i am coming from a low income family, and i will be the first to go to college from my family.

What are my chances into getting into UCSB or even UCI,UCSD,UCD?if there is anything i can improve on to help my chances please tell me

Replies to: What are my chances UCSB?

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 24,590 Forum Champion
    Your STATS look good except your English score on the ACT and your SAT writing score are pretty low for the UC'S. I would definitely retake either the SAT or ACT. I believe you have a chance but as an OOS student (even with a hook AA), are you and your family able to pay around $53K/year for the UC's??? Since you are stating you are low income, I think not. UC's give OOS students very little financial aid. As a student, you would only be able to borrow around $27,000 for the 4 years and rest will be up to your parents. You would have a better chance at your in-state schools which would offer merit aid and need-based aid. There are some sticky threads on CC to check that would give you automatic scholarships and aid. Good Luck
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