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***UCSB CLASS OF 2024 DECISION THREAD (STATS ONLY)***

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[aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Admitted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FFA500]Decision: Waitlisted[/color][/size][/b]
[aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size][/b]

Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

Academic stats:

Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
UC Unweighted GPA:
UC Capped Weighted GPA:
UC Fully Weighted GPA:
ELC (top 9%):

Comments about course load (including senior year):
SAT (total and sections):
ACT (total and sections):
SAT Subject Tests (if any):
AP exams (scores in parentheses):
IB exams (score in parentheses):
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

Subjective:

For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
Extracurriculars:
Job/Work Experience:
Volunteer/Community service:
Summer Activities:

Personal Insight essays (details):
Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

Demographics

State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
High school type:

Gender:

Applied for need-based financial aid?:

Highest level of parent education:
Living with both, one, or no parents?:

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

General Comments:

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  • otto12345otto12345 34 replies17 threads Junior Member
    edited February 10
    Just received the chancellors invite, so that is pretty much an early indicator of acceptance.

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): chancellors invite so im hoping for some merit but idk

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Biology

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.89
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.21
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: ?
    8 AP Classes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): terrible senior year courseload (4 APS), im actually dying. took all honors throughout HS, and STEM electives every year. Junior year i took AP Bio and Honors Chem, it was a great time.
    SAT (total and sections): n/a
    ACT (total and sections): 35 (36, 31, 35, 36) 8 Writing
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 800 Math 2, 770 Bio E
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (5) AP world (5) AP Bio (4) AP Lang (4)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Honors

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    varsity swim
    club swimming
    solar panel club (officer)
    national honor society president
    model UN
    Job/Work Experience: italian restaurant job for 3 years
    Volunteer/Community service: volunteer at yoga studio
    Summer Activities: summer biology classes at UCLA, internship at doctors office

    Personal Insight essays (details): they were good, i paid to get them edited lol
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): OOS, New York!
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: public

    Gender: female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: PHD
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: one

    Reflection

    Strengths: test scores and essays
    Weaknesses: gpa wasnt that high? also not rly any awards

    General Comments: honestly wasnt expecting to be accepted because im OOS, but pleasantly surprised
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  • blonded02blonded02 5 replies3 threads New Member
    Received Chancellor's Invite so i'm assuming early acceptance

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): not sure yet, will see at chancellor's reception

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Psychological and Brain Sciences

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.89
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.18
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: ?
    ELC (top 9%): yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):

    total of 10 ap courses, 2 college level honors and 2 regular honors
    ap european history, ap chem, ap lang, apush, english 9 and 10 honors
    taken senior year: ap stats, ap micro, ap micro, ap macro, ap gov, ap lit, ap psych, french 4 honors, political science honors
    SAT (total and sections): 1250 (670 english 580 math)
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any):
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): ap euro (3) ap chem (3) ap lang (4) apush (4)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:

    Extracurriculars:
    President and Founder of National Alliance on Mental Illness club
    Black Student Union
    Mentors in Action Tutoring Club
    Job/Work Experience: n/a
    Volunteer/Community Service:
    volunteer for organization that tutors underpriveleged kids reading and comprehension skills
    volunteer for program that does therapeutic horse riding for special needs kids
    volunteer in emergency department

    Personal Insight Essays (details):
    1. introducing fun and innovative ways to help my tutoree learn better.
    2. taking initiative in order to do better ap chem and raise grade.
    3. my experiences and ostracization as a black student throughout the years and how this inspired me to start a bsu club.
    4. my fascination with psychology after taking it which led me to create a national alliance on mental illness club.
    really good, showed my personal voice and passions
    Letters of Recommendation/Augmented Review:

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: public

    Gender: female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: 2 year college degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: extracurriculars, extremely rigorous course load, high gpa w/ mostly a's
    Weaknesses: sat score practically below their 25th percentile

    really wasn't expecting to get accepted just bc of my sat but mentioning that I want to become a child psychiatrist + my major choice + my extracurriculars together really shows my passion in psychology; definitely why i think i got in



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  • iamkel33iamkel33 40 replies10 threads Junior Member
    edited February 11
    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#008000]Decision: Admitted[/color][/size][/b]

    Guessing I got in based on chancellor reception invitation
    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):
    idk yet
    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
    Pre-Biology/and or Pre-Psychological & Brain Sciences

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.85
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.11
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.49
    ELC (top 9%): yessir

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): did not submit because :/
    ACT (total and sections): 32C: 34 E 32 M 31 R 30 S
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math 2: 800 Biology M: 710 Chemistry: 720
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): 3 in AP Bio, Lang, and World History, 4 in Chem, 2 in Calc (LOL)
    IB exams (score in parentheses): no
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: Section Leader, Varsity Marching Band; Section Leader, Concert Band; Varsity Track & Field; Captain/Founder, Science Olympiad; Ambassador of e-STEM academy program; Science and Engineering Research Project Mentor; United Sound Member (teach special education how to play); Principal Advisory Committee Member (handful of people chosen by principal to discuss how we can make the school a better place);HOSA Member: listed LIFE Health Internship that I planned to do this school year
    Job/Work Experience: NONE, cause school itself was my job
    Volunteer/Community service: Kaiser Permanente Hospital Volunteering (130+ hours)
    Summer Activities: Kaiser Volunteering, Band Camp (which I didn’t talk about), took an English college course, sectional rehearsals, etc.

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    In the leadership essay talked about my leadership experience as a section leader what I gained from it as well as how this was applicable to wanting to study brain science. Another essay (educational opportunity) talked about my experience in my school’s e-STEM program in which catered to my interest in the medical field more and allowed me to do a research project. In the talent essay, I talked about my ability to communicate with other people how it’s allowed to build relationship with a variety of people from my school. I also related that to how it’s allowed to gain leadership positions and volunteer positions and stuff like that while adding a bit more of how it related neuroscience, psychology, and how we think and all that. In my last essay(passion), I talked about my absolute passion for neurobiology and I even gave it a theme around different brain concepts I was interested in. overall, that’s pretty much it. I felt my essays arched over the different themes in my life but they all tied into what I wanted to study somehow. So perhaps this is a good strategy
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: didn’t receive a request for this?

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): IN-STATE SOCAL
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    High school type: Public (near 5000 students)

    Gender: Male

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: 2 yr or associate degree (only one of em)
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: my essays? Counselors said they were pretty solid. My ECs were also pretty good and I think that both of these combined carried my app
    Weaknesses: I feel my unweighted GPA was pretty bad, but my capped weighted and act were well in the average
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Well-rounded applicant pretty much
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: rejected to Stanford, and im waiting to hear from UCI, UCD, UCSD, UCLA, UCB, USC, cal poly slo and cal state fullerton

    General Comments:
    I’m just happy to be going to a college, but the next worry is seeing if I get into USC
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  • updog2020updog2020 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Received UCSB Chancellor's Invite so assumed acceptance?
    also UC Davis Regent Scholars

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Communications

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.32
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.32
    ELC (top 9%): yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):

    10th grade: AP Euro
    11th Grade: APUSH, AB Calc, English III Honors, ASB, Journalism
    12th Grade: AP Comp Sci, AP Lit, BC Calc, AP Gov/Micro Econ, ASB, Journalism

    SAT (total and sections): 1520 (770 English, 750 Math)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Euro (3) AP AB Calc (3) APUSH (4)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): JSA Pacemaker, Best of SNO (Both journalism related), Regional LAX Athletic Award, 2 School Math Awards

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:

    Extracurriculars:
    Newspaper Editor
    ASB Leader
    Improv VP
    Varsity LAX Captain
    Theater(Director/Actor)
    Powderpuff Captain
    Club Soccer
    Job/Work Experience:
    Tutoring
    Volunteer/Community Service:
    worked in friend's club for kids in hospital


    Personal Insight Essays (details):
    1. How I used theater to become a leader then took my leadership to ASB
    2. how improv helps me express my creativity and share it with others
    3. why I decided to take journalism and how it helped me learn about my community
    4. how history inspires me to channel strength
    good essays! tried to keep them lighthearted and entertaining, used them to highlight my strengths and just explained how I have found my place in the world through building community

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant): US
    High school type: public

    Gender: female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: Graduate School, Masters Degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: SAT, pretty diverse extracurriculars and essays
    Weaknesses: AP scores and only took 3 APs before senior year, also didn't submit my subject tests

    i really think essays and ecs played a big role bc i know a lot of kids with better stats who didn't get this


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  • leenadiwakarleenadiwakar 20 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Dear Son's stats:

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Chemical Engineering

    Academic stats:
    Decision : Admitted!!!!

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.34
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.55

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    AP Gov
    AP Spanish
    AP Physics
    AP Econ
    AP Bio
    SAT (total and sections):1520 (720 R, 800 M)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Math-II-800, Chem-800, Bio(E)-790, Spanish-720
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):
    AP Calc BC (5)
    AP Calc AB 3 subscore: (5)
    AP Euro (4)
    APUSH (5)
    AP Chem (5)


    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    California All State Band, Santa Clara County Honor Band
    Section Leader in Marching Band

    Extracurriculars:
    Section Leader in Marching Band - 4yrs
    1st chair Euphonium in Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 4yrs
    Jazz Band - 2yrs
    MEDCSI Internship at Stanford, Doctor Shadow program at India Hospital

    Job/Work Experience: Worked as Cashier at a Bakery in Summer


    Volunteer/Community service:
    More than 450 hrs of volunteering at Kaiser Hospital

    Personal insight essay topics:
    9/10
    Letters of recommendation submitted:
    10/10
    Demographics
    Asian Indian
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Small, Public
    Gender: M
    Race/ethnicity:
    Asian Indian
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No
    Pell grant eligible?: No
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: No

    Highest level of parent education: Masters
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both


    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    CP SLO - Accepted
    SJSU- Accepted
    CP Pomona- Accepted
    UC Merced-Accepted
    UC Davis - Accepted
    UC SD - Accepted
    UC SC - Accepted
    UC SB - Accepted
    Stanford EA-Rejected
    Johns Hopkins-Rejected
    SCU - Accepted with 10k scholarship
    Harvey Mudd - Waitlisted
    General Comments: Waiting UCB, UCLA, UCI, USC, Purdue, BU, Northeastern, Northwestern, Cornell, CMU, and Rice.
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  • KennyHKennyH 8 replies2 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted


    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Pre-Biology

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.8
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.07
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.21
    Eligibility in Local Context?:

    ELC eligibility (Local or State): Not sure
    Comments about course load (including senior year): 6 Honors 6 APs
    SAT (total and sections):
    ACT (total and sections): 32C- 36 Reading, 35 English, 30 Science, 28 Math
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Bio M- 670
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): French-3, English Lang and Comp- 5, Environmental Science-4
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP scholar

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: MVP of softball league, 1st team all league, 1st team all county, 1st team all section, best offensive player for softball. Player of the year award, most inspirational, and most improved x2 for volleyball.

    Extracurriculars: 4 years varsity softball (captain) , 1 year JV- 3 years varsity volleyball (secretary), environmental club 2 years

    Job/Work Experience: Consistent babysitting and petsitting

    Volunteer/Community service: Local garden club volunteer for 12 years (put on events and fundraisers). Volunteered on sidelines of less privileged school for 2 football seasons and assisted the doctor.

    Summer Activities: Conservation internship on local federal reserve

    Personal insight essay topics: 8-9/10

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: public, 850 kids

    Gender: F
    Race/ethnicity: white

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: yes
    Pell grant eligible?: yes
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: yes

    Highest level of parent education: some college
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: one
    Relation to alumni of college: none

    Reflection

    Strengths: ACT score, personal insight responses were strong and vulnerable but also showed my niche passions and hobbies.
    Weaknesses: GPA was brought down my junior year after a serious incident, but I explained this within my application.
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Reasons listed as strengths above.
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: CSUSM, CSULB, SDSU (Honors). Waitlisted: UCSD, UCD, Cal Poly

    General Comments: SO HAPPY! This has been my first choice for 2 years!
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  • worldwidewebuserworldwidewebuser 14 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited March 17
    Decision: Admitted
    Major: Physics

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.87
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.40
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.60

    Course load: 8 APs for all 4 yrs
    SAT: 1500
    ACT: 35
    SAT Subject Tests: Physics (760), Math (710)
    AP exams: Bio (5), Physics (5), Drawing (5), Calc AB (5), Calc BC (5), English Lang (3), Chem (tbd), English Lit (tbd)


    Subjective:


    Extracurriculars:
    - 4 yrs school paper editor and artist. Writing articles, designing pages, and illustrating full-page spreads and images to go with articles.
    - 5 yrs powerlifter. 3 national USPA records, no coach, on a 24hr Fitness membership
    -Self-taught animation and digital art since elementary. Projects for school and personal interests, up to year-long to complete. YT channel has >2 million views, 20k subs

    Job/Work Experience: Math tutor for a student for a few months, commissioned to design an ad
    Volunteer/Community service: About 80 hours at a food bank and a local art center.

    Summer Activities: Personal animation/digital art projects and powerlifting. Mostly stayed home and did my own thing.

    Personal Insight essays (details): Self-made powerlifting journey, activism in journalism about dieting, year-long animation project based off a video game, public speaking challenges


    Demographics

    State: CA
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid
    Living with one parent, bachelor's education

    Reflection

    Strengths: Test scores, GPA, achievements, EC's are unique for an Asian female
    Weaknesses: Little leadership or work with organizations, most activities I do don't require social interaction
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Strong stats, EC's show self-motivation
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UCSC (accepted), UCSD (accepted)
    General Comments: Hoping for the best for everyone!
    edited March 17
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  • hsparent13hsparent13 64 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited March 17
    Decision: Admitted (Chancellors Reception Invite)

    Major Pre BioPsychology (1st choice)

    Academic stats:


    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.96
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.2
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.4
    ELC Top 9%: Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    10 AP’s

    Test Scores
    SAT: 1410
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): None
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):
    AP Calc AB subscore: (5)
    AP Bio (3)
    AP English (4)
    AP Computer Science (4)
    AP Seminar (3)


    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Section Leader in Marching Band

    Extracurriculars: Very involved in and outside of school. Elected Leadership role in every club involved in
    Section Leader in Marching Band - 4yrs
    2nd chair Flute in Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 4yrs


    Job/Work Experience: 2 plus years of work as Tutor and in a family owned store


    Volunteer/Community service:
    More than 400 hrs of volunteering

    Personal insight essay topics:
    10/10
    Letters of recommendation submitted:
    10/10

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Large, Public
    Gender: F


    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes
    Pell grant eligible?: No
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)?: No


    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    UCR- Accepted
    UC SD - Accepted
    UC SB - Accepted
    Cornell-Accepted
    General Comments: Waiting UCB, UCLA, UCI, USC, Northwestern, Emory,Stanford
    edited March 17
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  • kikiobkikiob 97 replies10 threads Junior Member
    REJECTED for ART MAJOR

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.9
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.17
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.17
    ELC (top 9%): No

    Comments about course load (including senior year): 5.5 APs total (AP Macro 1st semester senior year)
    SAT (total and sections): 1320: M700 R620

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars: NHS member 3 years; officer 2 years; 4 years varsity swimming; 2 years Field Hockey; Club Swimming since age 10; Interact Club
    Job/Work Experience: NA
    Volunteer/Community service: NA

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Large, public

    Gender: F, white
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No
    Highest level of parent education: Both college grads
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths: ??
    Weaknesses: GPA?, Test Scores
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Maybe need more variety in ECs--more than just sports? Summer job, volunteering?
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted UCD, Cal Poly, SDSU, Chico

    General Comments: Will be enrolling at Cal Poly for Graphic Communication!
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  • vee1214vee1214 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted + invited to join the Letters and Science Honors Program!

    Major: Pre-Biology

    Academic Stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.77
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.14
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.5

    SAT (total and sections): Total: 1550 (Verbal: 780, Math: 770)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any):
    Math 2 - 790
    Literature - 800
    Chemistry - 720

    Course load (including senior year): 10 AP Classes, 3 Honors Classes

    9th grade -
    Chinese 4 Honors

    10th grade -
    AP Chinese
    Pre-Calculus Honors
    Physics Honors

    11th grade -
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Biology
    AP US History
    AP Language and Composition
    AP Studio Art: 2D Design

    12th grade -
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Statistics
    AP Chemistry
    AP Literature

    AP exams (scores in parentheses):
    AP Calc BC (4)
    AP Biology (4)
    AP US History (4)
    AP Lang and Composition (5)
    AP Chinese (5)
    AP Studio Art (3)

    Awards: National Merit Finalist (not really a major award but I thought I'd include it)

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars:
    Cheerleading (Head Varsity Captain, 4-year sideline/competition team member)
    Speech and Debate (2-year Speech Captain, 3-year member)
    Interact Club (Co-President, 3-year member)
    District Council (Community Project Coordinator - Partnered with a national nonprofit to create the yearly community service project that Interact D5170 contributes to)

    Job/Work Experience: Kumon English Tutor for 3 years

    Summer Activities:
    UC Davis Young Scholars Program (2019)
    UCSD Academic Connections (2018)

    Demographics:

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: Public

    Gender/Race: F, Asian

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: Grad School - Masters
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: One

    Reflection:

    Strengths: Test scores and Leadership/Personal Insight responses
    Weaknesses: GPA (considered low for application pool)
    Why you think you were accepted: See strengths
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  • annacfannacf 22 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited March 17
    Decision: Admitted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Pre Political Science, College of Letters and Science

    Academic stats:

    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.76
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.95
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.21
    ELC (top 9%): top 4%

    Comments about course load (including senior year): took pretty much as many AP classes as I could and a very rigorous schedule for my school
    SAT (total and sections): 1360 (710 E, 650 M, 17 W)
    ACT (total and sections): 32 (30 M, 33 R, 33 S, 30 E)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any):
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Euro (4), APUSH (4), AP Calc AB (4), AP Physics C (3), AP English Lang (3)
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: 7th overall at International SeaPerch comp, qualified 2x for Science Olympiad states norcal
    Extracurriculars: STEM Club, Science Olympiad (president and founder), SeaPerch, Mock Trial, Student Council leadership (ASB Community service commissioner and ASB Treasurer), Varsity Golf (captain), Diving/Swimming (1st female diver in the league for two years), Volleyball (captain two years)
    Job/Work Experience: worked to create a design for a night surveillance robot for the county jail
    Volunteer/Community service: 160+ hours mostly with school-related organizations, middle school Science Olympiad, and organizations that help cancer patients
    Summer Activities: study abroad in france, NSLC forensics

    Personal Insight essays (details): wrote essays about chronic health condition, my brother who is on the spectrum, science olympiad, and studying abroad

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): In-state (norcal)
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: DVM
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both but divorced

    Reflection

    Strengths: extracurriculars and community service
    Weaknesses: GPA and stats
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think I had some strong ec's and showed a lot of commitment
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: UCB (regent's invite), SLO (accepted), SDSU (accepted), SFSU (accepted), CSUN (accepted), UCSD (waitlisted)

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  • XxdreamsXxdreams 104 replies3 threads Junior Member
    edited March 17
    Decision: Admitted

    I got in with a 1360 SAT! I did have a strong GPA (4.0 u/w 4.6 w).
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  • hellofriend0shellofriend0s 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited March 17
    Decision: Accepted!

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): none

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Econ

    Academic stats:
    3.95 UC GPA, 4.3 UC Weighted GPA
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): Freshman year no APs because none offered, Sophomore took all APs availible (only 1, but also took an honors math), Junior year: 2 AP 2 Honors, took all class periods availible while most juniors do not
    AP exam scores; AP European history 5, APUSH 5, AP Computer Science Principles 4
    Senior Year: AP Calc AB, AP Chem, AP Comparative Government, AP Spanish 5, AP Lit, Newspaper
    ACT (total and sections): 34 (35 Reading, 35 Grammar, 34 Math, 32 Science)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): 710 US History, 710 Math 2
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Awards by CA Womens Press for opinion articles, Commended Scholar for National Merit Scholarship, Local journalism awards, AP Scholar


    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: [Copied and Pasted from UC app]
    - interned on Kamala Harris Presidential Campaign, in charge of youth efforts in Bay Area 11,12
    - Opinion Editor for nationally recognized school newspaper11,12
    - Started political podcast that gets 500-1000 views per episode
    -President and Founder of Feminism Club9,10,11,12
    -Moot Court (semifinalist)11 (program was discontinued)
    -Cheerleading (Captain Grade 10) 9,10,11
    -Lobbied w a political firm for women's reproductive rights (10)
    - Jewish Club (Secretary, Treasurer, then VP) 10,11,12
    - BSU member -- helped and assisted w getting message of club out (11,12)
    -Model UN (11,12)
    -Equity Council -- founding members of schools equity council bringing together diverse students on campus to discuss issues of race, gender, equity, etc.

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Work at local restaurant for about 8-12 hours a week, have been doing so since sophomore year
    Volunteer/Community service:
    -Started an organization promoting women in business which held a panel of 4 businesswomen at my school -- 100 attended, helped people get internships, etc
    -Organized book drive for students in Africa as part of literature club, collected over 1000 books and 500 dollars, started 2 libraries in Botswana
    Summer Activities:
    -New York Times Summer Program,
    -Service Trip w/ immersion element to Ecuador

    Personal Insight essays (details): Pretty good -- focused with a theme of social justice including my work with BSU and Feminism Club, as well as my passion for spanish and traveling abroad, being politically active etc: all had the theme of social justice/political stuff because that is what I intend to do with my (hopefully) double major in poly sci and econ.

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?:

    Highest level of parent education: Law School
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: Both

    Reflection

    Strengths:I think my ECs demonstrate my interest for my major as well as my essays -- it is pretty clear I am passionate about the issues I work on
    Weaknesses: Essays probably
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to (so far, still waiting)
    Michigan, Wellesley, SDSU, Cal Poly, UCSD, UCSC, UCD, Indiana Business School, Northeastern, Boulder, Santa Clara, University of Washington, Boulder, American

    Rejected from: Barnard, Wash U in St. Louis

    General Comments:
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  • vedtripvedtrip 3 replies1 threads New Member
    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): None

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Cognitive Science

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.83
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.0
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1450 Total, 750 Math, 700 English
    ACT (total and sections): -
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): -
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Chem - 4 / AP Calc AB - 4
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): All-League Offensive Linemen

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: Football Team Captain for 2 Years
    Extracurriculars: JV Football - 1 Year, Varsity Football - 3 Years
    Job/Work Experience: Tutor At Kumon
    Volunteer/Community service: Hindu Temple Restoration Group
    Summer Activities:

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: No letters of rec, very strong essays

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): In state
    Country (if international applicant): US
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Male

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: Yes

    Highest level of parent education: PhD
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: One

    Reflection

    Strengths: Unique applicant
    Weaknesses:
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Indian lol
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:

    General Comments:
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  • NorCalKarenNorCalKaren 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Accepted

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Political Science

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.4
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.5
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): full IB diploma, no APs. IB program has additional writing requirements and assessments which are additional work beyond the classroom and exams.
    SAT (total and sections): n/a
    ACT (total and sections): 33
    SAT Subject Tests (if any):
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): n/a
    IB exams (score in parentheses): 6/7 for Spanish SL, sitting for remainder of exams in May

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: multiple clubs including leadership roles in two, orchestra, swim team
    Job/Work Experience: part time job at ice cream shop, extensive babysitting
    Volunteer/Community service: work at local garden that grows/harvests food for a food pantry, various school and community events (IB program requires 150 hours across arts, athletics, and volunteering).
    Summer Activities: summer theater, World Affairs Institute, volunteering, part-time work

    Demographics
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    High school type: large public
    Gender: female
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: no
    Highest level of parent education: bachelor degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection
    Strengths: IB program, volunteering and programs demonstrating interest in political science/public policy
    Weaknesses: Pursuing the IB program forced certain decisions related to course selection
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UCSD, UCD, UCSB, SLO, SDSU, Wash, Oregon, Wisc., Illinois
    Waiting to hear: UCLA, UCB, Michigan, BU, Northeastern, Georgetown
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  • 796131796131 8 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any): No

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Political Science

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.21
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.32
    ELC (top 9%): Yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year): 2 non-UC Honors freshmen year, 4 non-UC honors sophomore year, 3 APs (USH, Chem, Psych) and 1 UC Honors junior year, 6 APs (French, AB Calc, Bio, Lit, Micro econ, Govt) senior year

    SAT (total and sections): 1490 700RW 790M
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): US History (800) Chemistry (760)
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): APUSH (5), Psychology (5), Chemistry (5)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Top 15 in California National History Day, Le Grand Concours Silver, National Merit Scholarship Commendation, AP Scholar, various department awards, 200+ service hours school award

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars:
    -Varsity Mock Trial Attorney, Vote16 SMC Board, Varsity Cross Country and Track, California Girls State, Student Government: Secretary-Treasurer, ASB HR

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Shift Lead at a Gelato Store

    Volunteer/Community service
    -Tutor for elementary school students, Autism Buddies Volunteer

    Summer Activities:
    -After 9th grade: Summer program at UCLA, Internship with Local Mayor, Sociology at Community College, Girl Scouts Camp Leader

    Personal Insight essays (details):
    1. fight for women's basic right over bodily functions by working to add feminine hygiene products in bathrooms
    2. questioning traditional study methods and becoming more adaptable while tutoring students with different learning styles
    3. fight for Ecosia on school-sponsored computers to advocate for forest conservation
    4. birth of passion for history and promoting LGBTQ+ interests during internship with mayor

    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review: None

    Demographics

    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Public

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Highest level of parent education: Grad School
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection

    Strengths: essays, extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: test scores and GPA for school statistics
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: passion for politics and history is visible throughout the application
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to SDSU Webers Honors College, University of San Fransisco, Cal Poly SLO, UCD, UCR, UCSC, Syracuse, UCSD
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  • duckworldduckworld 4 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Admitted w/ L&S Honors invitation

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to: Pre-Biology

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA: 4.0
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 4.35
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 4.39
    ELC (top 9%):

    Comments about course load (including senior year): 2-3 AP classes per year
    SAT (total and sections): 1470 (740 math, 730 reading)
    ACT (total and sections): 34 (36E, 32M, 36R, 31S)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): none
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): AP Calc AB (5), AP Physics Mech C (5)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars: piano, theater, soccer (rec only), church youth group
    Job/Work Experience: rec soccer asst. coach, soccer referee
    Volunteer/Community service: 3+ hours per week at SJ animal shelter
    Summer Activities: pre-college program in veterinary science

    Demographics:
    State (if domestic applicant): California (Bay Area)
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: public

    Gender: female

    Highest level of parent education: BS x 2
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection:
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UC Davis, UCSC
    Waitlisted: Cal Poly SLO, UCSD
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  • jpp206jpp206 46 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited March 18
    Admitted!!

    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:

    Academic stats:

    Calculate your GPAs with https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/
    UC Unweighted GPA: 3.4
    UC Capped Weighted GPA: 3.7
    UC Fully Weighted GPA: 3.7
    ELC (top 9%):
    No idea but I was when I applied last year
    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): 1500(720R,780M)
    ACT (total and sections):
    SAT Subject Tests (if any):
    AP exams (scores in parentheses):
    Bunch of 3s no stellar scores
    IB exams (score in parentheses):
    N/A
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
    N/A
    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles: N/A
    Extracurriculars: N/A
    Job/Work Experience: Tutor at Kumon
    Volunteer/Community service:
    Nothing stellar but was a lot
    Summer Activities:
    None
    Personal Insight essays (details):
    Talked about experience and how it helped me grow personally. I talked about grade trend in additional info.
    Letters of recommendation/Augmented Review:
    I didn’t get
    Demographics
    Came from underprivileged school in SB county which might of helped ( not sure)
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type:
    Public school slightly below average
    Gender:
    Male
    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Highest level of parent education:
    Living with both, one, or no parents?:
    One has doctorate other has bachelor

    Reflection
    Honestly, UCSD now UCSB, I am truly shocked and I believe I got admitted despite a really low gpa because of my background that showed that I am much more capable than my gpa says.
    Strengths: SAT, Essays
    Weaknesses: GPA!
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Strong Essays and ECs, good explanation for low gpa, solid SAT score
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    UCSD- Accepted
    CP SLO- Accepted
    CSULB- Accepted
    Rutgers- Accepted
    Stevens- Accepted
    SDSU- WL
    UCSC- WL
    Pepperdine- WL
    UCD- Rejected
    General Comments:
    Honestly, super happy with how UCs have gone for me. Getting UCSB and UCSD have been amazing considering how low my gpa was! Have UCLA, Berkeley and UCI to go which will be interesting to see!!
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  • norcalparentnorcalparent 85 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Denied
    Undeclared Letters and Science

    Academic stats:
    UC GPA: 4.04
    SAT: 1280 (M 610, R 670)
    ELC (top 9%): yes

    AP: APUSH, APEuro
    Dual-enrollment: 8 community college classes

    Subjective:
    3 years of Newspaper/Journalism
    as Editor and staff writer
    Over 250 hrs of Volunteering with White House President award
    Soccer & Varsity LAX

    Demographic: White, middle class, In-state

    High school type: Large Public

    Gender: Female

    Applied for need-based financial aid?: No

    Highest level of parent education: BS Degree
    Living with both, one, or no parents?: both

    Reflection:
    Strength: Strong ECs and essays
    8 UC transferable College courses
    Ok GPA
    Weaknesses: low SAT test score
    This was a dream school for my D, brother graduated from UCSB
    That is a first straight Rejection - tough pill to swallow - may appeal just to put it all

    Accepted: UCD, UCR, Chapman, CSULB, Saint Mary, LMU
    Waitlisted: SDSU, Cal Poly SLO
    Waiting to hear from: UCI
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  • KBTDPTKBTDPT 101 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted- Invited to L&S Honors
    Merit scholarships awarded (if any):

    Major (and division if applicable) applied to:
    Political Science

    Academic stats:
    UC Unweighted GPA:3.92
    UC Capped Weighted GPA:4.25
    UC Fully Weighted GPA:4.45
    ELC (top 9%):yes

    Comments about course load (including senior year):
    SAT (total and sections): did not take
    ACT (total and sections):34C (36R/35E/35S/30M/11 writing)
    SAT Subject Tests (if any): Lit 720
    AP exams (scores in parentheses): 10th:AP World (5), APES (4) 11th: Psych (5), AP Lang (5), APUSH (4), AP Spanish (3) 12th: AP Lit, AP Stats, AP Govt, AP Micro
    Senior year courses: DE Intro International Relations, AP Micro, AP Govt, AP Stats, AP Lit, Differential Calc, Service Learning (Internship)
    IB exams (score in parentheses):n/a
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): NHS, Spanish HS, Girls State finalist, AP Scholar with distinction

    Subjective:

    For the following, indicate level of recognition or award (e.g. local, state, national, international) and/or leadership roles:
    Extracurriculars: YMCA Youth and Government (State leadership position 2 years), Internship CA Retailers Assoc, Finance Intern on a Congressional Campaign
    Job/Work Experience: Customer Service/Front Desk 10 hrs/week Senior year
    Volunteer/Community service: Library (200+ hours), Peer Council for local probation department (150 hours)
    Activities: Hula dancer, Girl Scout

    Personal insight essay topics: Wrote about Leadership position in Y&G, Experience on Peer Council, hospitalization/surgery for heart condition summer after Sophomore year,and creativity involved in playing/DMing D&D

    Letters of recommendation submitted: N/a

    Demographics:
    State (if domestic applicant): CA (Northern)
    Country (if international applicant):
    High school type: Large Public

    Gender:F
    Race/ethnicity:White

    Applied for need-based financial aid?:No
    Pell grant eligible?:No
    Maximum Pell grant (FAFSA EFC = $0)

    Highest level of parent education: professional doctorate both
    Living with both, one, or no parents?:Both
    Relation to alumni of college:No

    Reflection

    Strengths: well-rounded academically/ECs and specific passion/activities related to major
    Weaknesses: GPA, did not take AP Calc/Physics. School does not have honors weighted courses
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: ???
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
    Accepted: UofA (honors), SDSU, UofUtah (Honors), Simmons University (Honors+ full ride Kotzen scholarship), Temple U (Honors), LMU, UC Berkeley (Regents’ candidate), UCI (Regents’ and CHC), UCD, UCSD, Scripps
    Awaiting: UCLA, CMC, USC
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