DD2 has UC Boulder at the top of her list. I’m just wondering if it’s even worth applying, and if merit is significant for out of state applicants.
Her WGPA was 4.25 end of junior year. Likely to be around 4.4 to 4.5 end of senior year. She takes mainly AP and Honors. UWGPA probably 3.75 or so.
She’s took SATs today, don’t have her results. PSAT was 1280, no prep. If she gets 1300+ probably would submit it, otherwise not.
We will get no financial aid. So merit is everything.
I’m hoping there is a world where she could get 15-20k per year in merit. 54k sticker won’t be an option, mainly because it would be silly to pay that much. I’m just not sure if CU does much for merit out of state.
As an example, for DD1, U Buffalo offered 15k per year to her. And she only had a 3.8 weighted gpa. But UC might be a lot more stingy with more people wanting to go to Boulder than Buffalo (despite them being about the same in terms of academics and education).
I see on their site they have a chancellor scholarship for $6250 per year, which wouldn’t be close to enough, for kids in the top 25 percent. For kids in the top 1-3 percent, they offer 15k, which is still borderline of coming up short (still 40k per year out of pocket), but not sure her stats would qualify her.
Thanks in advance for any insight. Trying to temper expectations.