Do I have a good shot at UCSB?

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By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 07:32 pm: Edit

UC GPA: approx 3.56
SATI: 1210 (retake in nov.)
Math Ic: 640

Algebra A B
English A A
Integrated Science A A

English B B
Honor W. History B B
Geometry B B
Biology A A
Latin C A

Summer at CC:
Chemistry B

English A A
US History A A
Trigonometry B A
AP Physics C B
Latin A A
Ceramics A A

AP Stats
Honors Govt
Honors Econ

- 250+ hours of community service
- active member in 5 clubs (treasurer in one)
- tutor elementary students
- high honors algebra GSE
- honors geometry, biology GSE
- top 10 in Economics competition for FBLA
- Won governor's scholar award for 3 years

Would UCSC be a good safety?

By Uschicka (Uschicka) on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 07:48 pm: Edit

I think you have a good chance at UCSB. I had a 1290 SAT and 4.1 weighted gpa and got in. But it is a very competitive school to get into.

I wouldn't make UCSC your safety. While it is easier to get into than other UCs, that doesn't mean it's a shoe-in for you to get into. You should have a definite safety.

By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 07:51 pm: Edit

Thanks for your help. But I'm worried about my low gpa, 'cause the average is a 3.94.

By Uschicka (Uschicka) on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 10:03 pm: Edit

That's just the average though, which means that there is still about half of the applicants below 3.94. I'm sure you'll be fine.

By Greenmoo04 (Greenmoo04) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 02:38 am: Edit

Wow, your stats are almost identical to mine! My dream school is UCSB as well, my SAT I is 1210 and my UC GPA is around 3.6 (not too sure). What are your SAT IIs? Mine are: Writing-600, IC-620, USHIS-630. I think we have a good chance. My sis with 1130 and 3.7 got in 2 yrs ago but with the growing competition who knows? I'm also trying for UCSD.

By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 07:52 pm: Edit

wow, really? I'm trying for ucsd as well even though its kind of a stretch for me.

By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Thursday, September 11, 2003 - 07:35 pm: Edit

what would my chances be at CalPoly-San Luis Obispo?

By Dkm (Dkm) on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 12:17 pm: Edit

wat uniiversity is ucsb?
or is it ucsc?

By Rowan (Rowan) on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 03:48 pm: Edit

UCSC is probably a safety for most people whose GPA is greater than 3.0, SATs are around 1200 and SAT IIs hover in the 650 range. A friend of mine with a 3.1 GPA, 1360 SAT and 650/690/620 SAT IIs was admitted there -- and Davis, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Irvine and Riverside (though the last two are the campuses that admit everyone who meets UC minimum standards).

His ECs were more or less Mock Trial (prosecution)to state and JSA President.

You can do it.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 06:26 pm: Edit

Through this year, UCSC was an automatic admit to any student who was UC-qualified, as was Riverside. That will not be true next year for UCSC and the year after next it won't be true for Riverside.

A datum from TheMom who just got back from a presentation at a system-wide meeting.

By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 07:17 pm: Edit

Considering that I'm pretty much on the borderline, I think my chances of getting in this year have dropped. From what I've heard, UCs are admitting less people this year because of budget cuts.

By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 07:54 pm: Edit


By Richdogg231 (Richdogg231) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:27 am: Edit

I think you have a good shot. I got into ucsb this year with a 3.36 uc gpa and an 1120 sat. my sat 2's were a little higher (thank u the 690 for the us history part!). The thing that helped me was my personal response essay. My sister had a liver transplant and i hammed it up big time! This is a GREAT school, both academic and social wise. I think I've been drunk every weekend I've been here, lol. Good luck getting in.

By Sparkle2720 (Sparkle2720) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 12:18 am: Edit

i got my satii scores...not too good. 600 on bio and 530 on writing. I am so screwed...

By Uschicka (Uschicka) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:38 am: Edit

That's not going to screw you over for UCSB

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