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ucsb chance me!

marleykleinmarleyklein 9 replies1 threads New Member
ucsb is my dream school, and i'd really like to know if i have a shot at getting in! thank you for reading :)

Objective:

SAT (breakdown): 1370 (composite), 750 (R&W), 620 (math), 16 (essay)
ACT (breakdown): 32 (composite), 25 (math), 36 (english), 36 (reading), 30 (science), 10 (writing)
GPA (from my school): 4.2 (w), 3.9 (uw)
**took both SAT and ACT once, submitted both**
Rank: my school doesn't rank
AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Lang (5), AP World (4), AP Lit (currently taking), AP Gov (currently taking)
Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Gov, Religion (my school requires), Dual Enrollment Psych 101 & 114, Statistics, Honors Filmmaking, Special-Education Student Mentor
Awards: First Honor Roll, Father John Paul Cadden Award, Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy Award, Girl Scouts Bronze Award

Subjective:

Extracurriculars: Political Science Club (Treasurer), Special-Education Student Mentor, Girl Scouts, National English Honors Society, Drama Tech, G.I.V.E Club, California Scholarship Federation, Club & JV Volleyball (stopped after freshman year),
Job/Work Experience: have worked at one job for ~1 year, 20 hrs/wk
Volunteer/Community service: Feeding San Diego, Animal Rescue
Essays (rating 1-10, details): probably between a 7-8, wrote about mentoring a special-education student, starting a community service project for my Girl Scouts Gold Award, being a part of the LGBT+ community and how it's influenced my academic achievement, and transitioning to private school when I was younger

Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major: Pre-Communications
2nd Choice Major: Undeclared Letters & Sciences
State: California
School Type: Private
Gender: F
Income Bracket: ~100k
First Generation: No

please let me know what you think & thank you!!
edited January 30
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29829 replies320 threads Forum Champion
    I will post UCSB’s admitted Freshman stats for 2019 and the most current admit rate so you can see how you compare. UCSB does state that 50% of the application review is based on academics and the other 50% on essays, EC’s, special talents etc...

    Overall you look competitive so best of luck.

    You also need to calculate your UC GPA which could be different than your school’s GPA.

    https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/

    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCSB: 38%

    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 4.20 or above capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCSB: 80%

    2019 UC capped weighted GPA averages along with 25th-75th percentile range:
    UCSB: 4.16 (4.04-4.28)


    2019 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT totals:
    UCSB: 1280-1520
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  • marleykleinmarleyklein 9 replies1 threads New Member
    thank you for your help! i calculated my UC gpa.
    weighted - 4.31
    weighted and capped gpa - 4.17
    do you think that would affect my chances?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29829 replies320 threads Forum Champion
    Your GPA and test scores are on target. Everything else is subjective, so it is up to admissions if they find a good a fit. Academically you are competitive.
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  • alfredmalfredm 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Currently a UCSB student. You will definitely love UCSB. Good luck!
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