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Chance me for UCLA + a few others!

toothpasteisgoodtoothpasteisgood 0 replies1 threads New Member
Half Vietnamese, Half Mexican male here! My dream school is UCLA, but I would also like to go to Brown, NYU, UC Irvine, or Cal. I go to a good public high school in suburban Los Angeles.

GPA: 4.27 (UC) 3.96 (UW)
SAT: 1510 (770 RW, 740 M)
APs: Art History (4), English Lang (5), US History (5), Spanish (4)
Planned APs: Physics C, Calc AB, Psych, English Lit
CC Classes: I took Java programming over the summer between 10th and 11th grade. Also took Intro to Business and Principals of Marketing as dual enrollment.

ECs: - Started a non-profit that brings private tutoring and SAT prep to 6 libraries in my community. (20 staff, over 100 students)
- Have a job at Los Angeles County (Dept. Child Support Services Student Worker)
- Created a game on the App Store
- Started small programming and web design business.
- School Tutor for ESL and disabled students

Misc: - National Hispanic Recognition Program

Major choice: I don't really have a major in mind, but I might apply as either a Spanish or Poli Sci major.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30348 replies396 threads Forum Champion
    You are a competitive applicant but you should consider UCLA a Reach school. uC’s do not consider Race/Ethnicity in their admission decisions. UCI looks like a Match school but you need a couple of safeties.
    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 4.20 or above capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCB: 37%
    UCLA: 41%
    UCSD: 70%
    UCSB: 80%
    UCD: 89%
    UCI: 75%
    UCSC: 92%
    UCR: 96%
    UCM: 98%

    2018 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCB: 4.23
    UCLA: 4.23
    UCSD: 4.16
    UCSB: 4.13
    UCI: 4.13
    UCD: 4.11
    UCSC: 3.96
    UCR: 3.81
    UCM: 3.71

    2018 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT:
    UCB: 1360-1540
    UCLA: 1340-1540
    UCSD: 1300-1520
    UCSB: 1270-1500
    UCD: 1220-1480
    UCI: 1230-1490
    UCSC: 1210-1450
    UCR: 1130-1380
    UCM: 1020-1280

    Best of Luck.
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  • supernovacoachsupernovacoach 103 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Your profile is very interesting, and you have the potential to stand out against the field. How you do plan to approach your essays?
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2740 replies36 threads Senior Member
    Georgetown or Tufts perhaps if you’re interested in Political Science?
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