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Chances of getting into UW, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, Case Western and Berkeley

sophieee123sophieee123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
I go to a fairly competitive high school.
Unweighted GPA: 3.95 (Will be higher after next year)
Weighted GPA: 4.09 (Will be high after next year)
Honor Roll every year.
I will have taken 6 AP classes by the time I graduate.
ACT: 30 (but I plan to retake it and hopefully get somewhere in the 31-34 range.)
Language: French 1-3


Extracurriculars:
Speech and debate all four years. Two year captain of a well known speech team. National Qualifier and top 16 at the Tournament of Champions. Second and fourth at State Championships.
Vice chair of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board of Beaverton. Only youth on two other city boards.
At least 100+ hours of community service, mostly community improvement projects.
Member of the National Honor Society.
I have played the guitar for 8 years.

Letters of Rec: Both the Mayor and the Superintendent have offered to write me letters of recommendation for the schools i apply to.

Intended Major/Field of study:
Health Policy, Dietetics, PoliSci, Public Policy or Nutrition. Possibly double major in biology.

Replies to: Chances of getting into UW, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, Case Western and Berkeley

  • HamurtleHamurtle Registered User Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Since you mention Beaverton, I’m assuming you’re from Oregon. OSU and UO will give you a quality education for less than the price of a UC/CSU. 25,000 a year for your in-state option compared to 65,000 for a UC. Cal Poly would be close to 50,000 for OOS.


  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 26,728 Forum Champion
    There are also 2 Cal Poly’s: San Luis Obispo and Pomona. SLO is a tougher admit than Pomona.

    For SLO, you need to calculate your CP GPA which is 9-11th a-g course grades and a cap of 8 semesters extra Honors points for AP/IB classes taken 10-11th only. HS Honors courses are not considered for the extra points as an OOS applicant. Pomona uses the capped weighted UC GPA which equals the capped weighted CSU GPA.

    For UCB or any UC, the UC GPA calculation is 10-11th grades for the a-g courses, 8 extra honors points for the capped weighted as described above and the fully weighted is unlimited honors points for above 8 semesters of the AP/IB courses.

    Here is the calculator and you can use it to calculate out your CP and UC GPA’s: https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/

    As stated above, unless you have a healthy college budget, California CSU’s and UC’s will be pricey.

    The outlier on your list is Pepperdine. Why and are you aware of the heavy religious emphasis for this campus?
  • sophieee123sophieee123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Yeah, I will apply their as safety schools but they are definitely not my first choice. I am really hoping to go out of state even if that means an expensive tuition.
  • sophieee123sophieee123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks for the link, I will definitely look into that. As of right now, I am not too worried about the price, more so trying to see where I can get into. I don't mind the religious aspect of schools as long as I am getting a good education.
  • sophieee123sophieee123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    My UC GPA is 4.10
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