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Chance me for UCSD, UCSB, UC Davis, UC Irvine

brementbrement 18 replies25 threads Junior Member
Major: Bioengineering
Background: Asian Male from Competitive, High Ranked Public High School in California
UC UW 3.6 UC W 3.9
SAT: 1560
Bio M: 760
Math 2: 800
Will be taking SAT Physics in October
AP Physics 1: 4
AP Bio: 4
AP Stats: 5
Next Years APs: Calc AB (taking BC test as well), CSA, AP Lit
Strong ECs Biomed related
Very good personal insight questions (have been working on it since June)
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Replies to: Chance me for UCSD, UCSB, UC Davis, UC Irvine

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 30732 replies445 threads Forum Champion
    Below a UC GPA of 4.0, will make any Engineering a tough admit even with a stellar SAT score. Since Engineering majors are highly competitive at the UC’s, you want your stats to fall above the averages. UC’s tend to be very GPA focused so if your GPA is the only problem area in your application, you have a chance at all these schools but make sure you identify a few safety schools to add to your list.

    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
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6438 replies14 threads Senior Member
    with a sub 4 GPA, most of the UCs are unlikely. Your best shot will be UCR and UCM. There's some subjectivity in UC admissions, since you have strong ECs and personal statements, apply to the others as well because, they could happen. Also apply to a couple of CSUs so you'll have several options - SDSU and CPP would be at the top of my list
    good luck
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  • cctransfergalcctransfergal 29 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I think the previous two replies are being unrealistic, you will get into more than UCM and UCR, you have a near perfect SAT and as long as your grades are consistent you should get into the others except maybe UCB and UCLA, they are competitive like crazy
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