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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 :)


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


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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Replies to: ucsb chance me!

  • 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.


    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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