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Chance me for CS Schools

DarkDragon123DarkDragon123 15 replies5 threads Junior Member
GPA: (W )3.8000 (UW) 3.5333
Avg Sat (from practice test scores): 1370 (lowest) - 1510 (highest)
Math 1: 800
Math 2: 800
Member of Robotics
Leader in a certain STEM project in which the team won third
Member of Orchestra & Play Piano
1 year of wrestling
Karate 2nd degree (been doing it for 10 years)
Vice President of eSports Club & Officer of chess club
Quiz bowl and history bowl player
these are my stats so far
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    edited August 2019
    @DarkDragon123: Which schools? When are you officially taking the SAT?
    edited August 2019
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  • DarkDragon123DarkDragon123 15 replies5 threads Junior Member
    UC's, Purdue, Harvey Mudd, Mostly the top 50 schools in CS.

    I am taking the SAT in november
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 29810 replies317 threads Forum Champion
    edited August 2019
    UC’s tend to be very GPA focused so a Weighted GPA below 4.0 will be a Reach for CS. UC target schools would be UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz. I would calculate your UC GPA’s and repost. Even with exceptional test scores, your GPA will be difficult to overcome. Expect CS applicants to have higher than average stats along lower than average admit rates.
    2018 Freshman admit rates for UC GPA of 3.80-4.19 capped weighted and not major specific:
    UCB: 10%
    UCLA: 9%
    UCSD: 34%
    UCSB: 38%
    UCD: 41%
    UCI: 38%
    UCSC: 70%
    UCR: 84%
    UCM: 95%

    2019 UC capped weighted GPA averages:
    UCB: 4.23
    UCLA: 4.25
    UCSD: 4.23
    UCSB: 4.16
    UCI: 4.13
    UCD: 4.13
    UCSC: 3.96
    UCR: 3.90
    UCM: 3.73

    2019 Data:
    25th - 75th percentiles for SAT totals:
    UCB: 1340-1540
    UCLA: 1330-1550
    UCSD: 1300-1520
    UCSB: 1280-1520
    UCD: 1230-1490
    UCI: 1250-1510
    UCSC: 1200-1450
    UCR: 1130-1400
    UCM: 1020-1290

    https://rogerhub.com/gpa-calculator-uc/

    If you are a CA resident, add some Cal states to the list for Safety and Match schools.
    edited August 2019
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2740 replies36 threads Senior Member
    For SAT subject tests, take either Physics or Chemistry as well for the schools that ‘strongly recommend’ them. Don’t submit the Math 1 since schools with higher academic rigor don’t care about that test.
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2740 replies36 threads Senior Member
    And that UW GPA is going to be low for Harvey Mudd.

    Interesting that you have scores for SAT Subject Math tests, but no SAT 1 scores yet. What year are you in high school? If you are starting your senior year, most of your peers will already have test scores.
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  • DarkDragon123DarkDragon123 15 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I'm in junior year I am taking SAT in november + 5 AP to boost my gpa. I am really trying hard this year to boost everything up.
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