right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
We’ve got a new look! Walk through the key updates here.

Chances?: 3.79 UW, 9 APs, All Honors, 4 ECs, 1 Team

j814wongj814wong 336 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 427 Member
edited August 2012 in University of Washington
Academic Performance
GPA on 4 scale: 3.79 unweighted

Testing
SAT Math: 710 (Will retake)
SAT Critical Reading: 700 (Will retake)
SAT Writing: 770 (Will retake)
SAT II Physics: Will take as soon as possible
SAT II Math I: Will take as soon as possible
AP World History: 5
AP Psychology: 5
AP US History: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP English Literature: Will be taking senior year
AP BC Calculus: Will be taking senior year
AP US Government: Will be taking senior year
AP Economics (Macro and Micro): Will be taking senior year
AP Biology: Will be taking senior year
All my other classes during high school have been honors class save for non-honors Spanish in 9th grade before transferring to honors Spanish once I got into 10th grade.

Extra-Curriculars
Fencing Team (11,12)
Key Club (10,11,12)
ARISTA Honor Society -Local NHS chapter (11,12)
NY Blood Center Volunteer - (11,12)
FBLA (11, early 12) but I decided it wasn't the club for me so I left.
Volunteer to help teach and watch children on Sundays at my church (11, 12)

Major: Computer Science
Minor: Possibly Business
Pre-Dental requirement courses.

Ethnicity: Chinese
Home State: New York

Miscellaneous (Outside School/Non-Academic)
Self learning Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin) for a year so far for fun.
Piano lessons for 2 years on my own accord followed by self-learning for a year and counting. I am at not performance level by any means.
edited August 2012
13 replies
Post edited by j814wong on
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Chances?: 3.79 UW, 9 APs, All Honors, 4 ECs, 1 Team

  • anonymous197anonymous197 7 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 9 New Member
    You will be totally fine. Nothing to worry about.
    · Reply · Share
  • marshmallow2013marshmallow2013 17 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Definitely in
    · Reply · Share
  • j814wongj814wong 336 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 427 Member
    Thanks for the chances. I sure hope I get in.

    One thing though, when you "chanced" me, did you take into account that I'm out of state? I read somewhere that UW favors instate more then out of state.
    · Reply · Share
  • huskiesorbearshuskiesorbears 12 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 14 New Member
    @j814wong recently, UW has been favoring out of state more than in state. objectively speaking, my friends from out of state that were admitted to UW have worse stats than some of my in-state friends who were waitlisted/rejected. take this with a grain of salt though, since I'm about to be a junior at UW, so i am talking about admissions 2 years ago.
    · Reply · Share
  • UDUBHUSKIESUDUBHUSKIES 632 replies119 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 751 Member
    i don't think it really matters any more... the IS acceptance rate is about 58%, while the OOS accept rate is about 58%. Of course, everybody has high stats, so the 58% accept rate doesn't really mean anything.
    · Reply · Share
  • UDUBHUSKIESUDUBHUSKIES 632 replies119 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 751 Member
    Plus, the average GPA at my school, in Minnesota, for our class accepted into UW was 3.76 unweighted. And Minnesota is probably one of the more high-performing states in the nation. So no worries.
    · Reply · Share
  • j814wongj814wong 336 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 427 Member
    Thanks for the info particularly in regards to admissions statistics for in state or out of state applicants. Udubhuskie, what class rank were most accepted applicants from your school?

    Sent from my MB525 using CC
    · Reply · Share
  • UDUBHUSKIESUDUBHUSKIES 632 replies119 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 751 Member
    we don't rank. but, most of them were probably in the top 10 percent, if you want a rough estimate.
    · Reply · Share
  • j814wongj814wong 336 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 427 Member
    Ah ok. Thanks. I'm sure I'm at least the top 20% and perhaps even the top 10%
    · Reply · Share
  • aopsgirlaopsgirl 119 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    You should get into UW, but direct admission into CSE is probably a reach.
    · Reply · Share
  • j814wongj814wong 336 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 427 Member
    Aopsgirl, UW's website says they don't look at SAT II scors so I'll focus on SAT I. What sort of scores would increase my chances to perhaps a strong chance of admissions to CSE department?

    Sent from my Xoom using CC
    · Reply · Share
  • aopsgirlaopsgirl 119 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    I'm not sure how much SAT scores matter for CSE, and your scores are pretty good already, but a higher math score would probably help. However, direct admission is very competitive and plenty of applicants with good stats don't get in. Have you taken physics or calculus AB? Good grades in those classes would help you.
    · Reply · Share
  • j814wongj814wong 336 replies91 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 427 Member
    I've taken Physics Honors classes. Next year I will take Ap BC Calculus. Caluculus in my school is lnly allowed for seniors.

    Sent from my Xoom using CC
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity