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UC Santa Cruz 2023 Applicant Discussion Thread

Hi all,
This is a place where anyone can ask questions and just talk about UCSC in a collaborative environment. Best of luck everyone! Go Slugs!
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  • deezyelevendeezyeleven 14 replies1 threads New Member
    Do coaches at ucsc have athletic admission power?
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  • lifeofthepartylifeoftheparty 6 replies0 threads New Member
    I’m scared I won’t get in :( drop some stats pls
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 29202 replies255 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @lifeoftheparty: Here are some stats for you.

    Admit rate — Overall 47.7%
    Admits: 26,997
    Applicants: 56,634


    GPA and test scores of middle 25%-75% students

    High School GPA Capped weighted UC: 3.76 - 4.16. Average: 3.96

    25th-75th percentiles:
    ACT Composite Score: 26 - 32
    ACT English Language Arts: 24 - 30
    SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing: 590 - 700
    SAT Mathematics: 620 - 750
    SAT Essay: 14 - 18

    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.00-3.39 for capped weighted UC GPA and not major specific:
    UCSC: 14.3%


    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.40-3.79:
    UCSC: 43.8%

    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19:
    UCSC: 75.7%


    Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 4.20 or above:
    UCSC: 92.7%

    UCSC does not admit by major with the exception of the College of Engineering.

    * SANTA CRUZ
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    * Very important: Academic GPA, Application essay, Rigor of secondary school record, Standardized test scores, State residency
    * Important: Character/personal qualities, Extracurricular activities, First generation college student, Geographical residence, Talent/ability
    * Considered: Volunteer work, Work experience
    * Note: Test scores, GPA in required subjects most important. Personal statement very important.
    * Admission Selection:
    Important Note for Prospective Engineering Students: Choice of major does not influence the selection of first-year students, except for those applicants interested in a major offered by the Jack Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE). Freshmen who are interested in a BSOE program should be sure to indicate a BSOE proposed major. Students who do not indicate a BSOE program or who apply as undeclared might not be able to pursue a BSOE program. 

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  • deezyelevendeezyeleven 14 replies1 threads New Member
    @Gumbymom do you know if coaches have any sort of admission power?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 29202 replies255 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    If you are a recruited athlete, than the coach could have an influence on your admission chances. You would need to contact them directly.
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  • AsianStarvationAsianStarvation 41 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Applied as bio, fingers crossed
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  • lifeofthepartylifeoftheparty 6 replies0 threads New Member
    same ahh
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  • lifeofthepartylifeoftheparty 6 replies0 threads New Member
    i feel like i should’ve done my research abot this before, but does ucsc have a premed program?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 29202 replies255 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    @lifeoftheparty: Pre-med is an intention and not a major. You can major in any subject you want but you will need to take the Medical school requirements to apply.

    Most medical schools require the following courses:
    One year of Biology with lab.
    One year of General Chemistry with lab.
    One year of Organic Chemistry with lab.
    One semester of Biochemistry.
    One year of Physics with lab.
    One year of English.
    I would also add Psychology to the list.

    Each Medical school will have specific course requirements.

    UCSC does have a Pre-Med advising center to help you plan your program.

    https://careers.ucsc.edu/health/
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  • ucplsacceptucplsaccept 13 replies1 threads New Member
    Hi guys. UCSC is one of my top choices and I'd love to be chanced for Computer Science. Here are my stats.

    UC GPA: 3.81
    SAT: 1440/1600

    Extracurriculars: Pretty good with many related to CS and engineering in general.

    Essays: Powerful and explain extenuating circumstances resulting in low sophomore grades . Also explain why I want to pursue CS.

    I've also taken 5 community college courses in CS and related topics

    thanks for the help
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  • TheFrenchChefTheFrenchChef 241 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Does anyone know when we will start to hear about in state admissions? is it not until March or will it start in February?
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  • 2km2km2km2km 85 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @TheFrenchChef Regents started coming out in the first few weeks of February. Rest of the decisions came out in March (according to their website/last year's results)
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  • BlueOcelotBlueOcelot 10 replies0 threads New Member
    Based on previous admits, do you guys think I have a shot at the Regents Scholarship? GPA: 3.87 / SAT 1550/1600; Bio: 770/800; USH: 770/800; Math II 800/800. Pretty solid essays surrounding character, activities (relating to major), and difficulty and volunteering/extracurriculars relating to major as well.
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  • VanessaSFVanessaSF 6 replies0 threads New Member
    Any February admits yet?
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  • collegemom111111collegemom111111 330 replies1 threads Member
    when do regents come out?
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  • nv7891nv7891 2 replies0 threads New Member
    does anybody know if regents required a second app? or if you are automatically considered
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  • 2km2km2km2km 85 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @nv7891 automatically considered
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  • putinatorputinator 175 replies4 threads Junior Member
    When do the decisions usually start coming out?
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  • Harlita0701Harlita0701 10 replies0 threads New Member
    I think they start releasing their decisions on March 15th
    https://admissions.ucsc.edu/apply/dates-and-deadlines.html
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  • sagh527sagh527 393 replies2 threads Member
    They sent an email a few weeks ago that admissions decisions would start to roll out mid-feb but i mean no one has heard anything yet so...
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