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***UCSB CLASS OF 2023 WAITLIST*** Information, Stats and Discussion

GumbymomGumbymom 27414 replies142 postsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
In anticipation for tomorrow’s decision results I have started a waitlist thread with data from 2018 and 2017. Please feel free to discuss, post stats and any other pertinent information.

UCSB Waitlist Data:
2018
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 7856
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 4883
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 14
2017
Number of qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 6650
Number accepting a place on the waiting list: 4000
Number of wait-listed students admitted: 960
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  • djbridjmurhdjbridjmurh 59 replies44 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I was waitlisted. In-state, 1420 SAT (700 W 720 M), 4.21 UC GPA. I applied undeclared social sciences. Honestly a little shaken up and surprised but happy to at least be on the waitlist. Does anyone know when they typically get back to waitlisted students? Also @Gumbymom is it correct that in 2018 they only admitted 14 waitlisted students?
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  • ThreeforMeThreeforMe 5 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    My son graduated with Master’s in Technology Mgmt in 2017. My second son got waitlisted. Devastated. Wrote a letter from his heart. Put on shirt and tie. Delivered it in person to admissions. Admitted class of '21. If you can't travel there ... Fedex it. With your picture. And your heart on the page of your appeal. Good luck all. We sweated this nightmare too. Please do not give up! UCSB really does respond to expressed interest!!

    PS Daughter just admitted Class of ‘23. Go Gauchos!
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  • ThreeforMeThreeforMe 5 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    We were admitted from waitlist on 5/19/17. Write an appeal letter!
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  • Ryboy1Ryboy1 79 replies6 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    My D was:

    Waitlisted
    Pre-Psychological & Brain Sciences
    3.85UW/4.25W
    33 ACT
    ECs: Sports and volunteering with leadership also has worked part time for 2 years
    Essays: Strong and tie into her major choice (epilepsy and mental health issues of a family member)

    Accepted: UCI (CHP), Cal Poly SLO, Northeastern, UW, UO (Honors), USD, SCU, LMU (Honors), SDSU (Honors), UA (Honors)
    Waiting: UCLA, UCB, BU

    This is her first choice school. Don't understand why she wouldn't be given her second choice major like others especially since accepted into the honors program at UCI. Hope there's more movement in the waitlist this year.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27414 replies142 postsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited March 19
    @djbridjmurh: The waitlist data is from the common dataset and I copied it verbatim.

    http://bap.ucsb.edu/institutional.research/common.data.set.2018.19.pdf

    Usually waitlisted applicants will not hear until after May 1 the SIR date since they need to know how many students actually enroll.

    @ThreeforMe: UCSB’s common dataset states that they do not consider an applicant’s level of interest, but maybe going the extra mile impressed admissions enough to admit him. I do not think this will work for every waitlisted applicant...
    UCSB is only one of 4 campuses that will allow to file an appeal while on the waitlist. Just make sure you have some COMPELLING NEW information before filing an appeal.
    edited March 19
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  • djbridjmurhdjbridjmurh 59 replies44 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Would it be appropriate to write an appeal letter with your first semester of your senior year transcript (4.5 GPA for me)? Or is that not considered sufficient additional evidence? Tbh I don't really have much else to offer.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27414 replies142 postsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @djbridjmurh: I have linked the appeal process for UCSB and you are required to submit HS transcripts along with LOR’s. If you have an upward grade trend then Senior grades could help your chances but if your grades have been pretty steady throughout your HS career, it probably will make little difference. Also regardless of how your HS weights your courses and your GPA, it will be the individual grades and HS course rigor that all schools will look at.

    http://admissions.sa.ucsb.edu/appeal
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  • whimsicaljesswhimsicaljess 30 replies16 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Waitlisted
    Intended Major: History
    UC GPA: 3.96
    SAT: 1130

    I was ready for a rejection so the waitlist offer was a very pleasant surprise.

    Does anyone know if whether the waitlist is ranked or unranked?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27414 replies142 postsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @whimsicaljess: According to the UCSB common dataset, the waitlist is not ranked.
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  • thatinvisiblemanthatinvisibleman 12 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Rejected for mechanical and electrical engineering.
    3.96 UW/ 4.21 Weighted GPA
    Captain of a varsity sport, part of 2 varsity sports since freshman year, 300+ hours of community service
    SAT: 1390, ACT: 28
    Am I really that unqualified that I didn't even make the waitlist?
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  • tpdrawrtpdrawr 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Waitlisted
    applied as bio major
    UC GPA: 4.03
    SAT: 1500
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  • kiddedkidded 17 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    DD waitlisted
    UC GPA: 3.85,
    ACT 35, SAT math II 730,
    11 APs, good ECs
    Intended major: Econ
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  • Quig123Quig123 6 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Waitlisted
    UC GPA: 4.13
    ACT 31, SAT 1320
    2 AP's, taking 2 more this year
    Major : Bio psych
    Secondary Major: Environmental
    Didn't have any prestigious awards to put on my application.
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  • brianamygbrianamyg 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Waitlisted
    UC GPA: 3.9
    SAT: 1180
    9 APs
    Major: Biochemistry Alt Major: Chemistry
    My stats aren't the best but I have a good amount of E.C
    + my essays were really good (according to all the teachers who read them)
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  • KidWithQs5436KidWithQs5436 90 replies4 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Waitlisted
    UC GPA: 4.07
    Weighted GPA: 4.1
    SAT: 1170
    ACT: 24
    Major: Psychology (Pre-Psychological & Brain Sciences)
    First Generation
    Really good essays (according to teachers)

    I was surprised that I was Waitlisted, thought I’d be rejected.

    Still waiting on UCSD and UCI.

    Hopefully it’s good? Not too sure, but hoping.
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  • monochrome12monochrome12 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    WAITLISTED :(
    UC GPA: 4.0
    Weighted GPA: 4.2
    ACT: 31
    Major: Communication
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  • KaitlyniiiKaitlyniii 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    I just called the admissions, the lady said there was NO ONE admitted off of waitlist LAST YEAR.
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  • musiciangoalermusiciangoaler 65 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Wow.. so basically no/slim chance of getting off waitlist this year?

    What about for l and s?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27414 replies142 postsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @Kaitlyniii @musciangoaler: According to the common dataset 14 students got off the waitlist last year out 4883, so close to no one.
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  • ThunderPhantThunderPhant 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Hey waitlist buddies.
    Was not too excited to be waitlisted, honestly I'd rather just here a no so I'm not as anxious about it.

    Anyways here is me in numbers.

    UC GPA: 4.35
    SAT: 1330
    I have had very strange life circumstances and tried to explain that in my essays.
    As for extracurricular activities I've done about 400 hours community service, I'm a part of my cities government, I do a few entrepreneur/business clubs, Mock Trial, Academic Decathlon, and I am a top runner for cross country and track.
    Major: Undeclared Social Science

    Goodluck to all of you, I hope we all get in :D
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