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By BDocta on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:26 am: Edit

What are my chances at UC berkeley with these stats?

Race: Rich white male
state: CA
Gpa: 4.17 weighted. 3.77 unweighted
SAT 1: 1450
SAT II: MAth 1-740 US History-730 Writing-710
Ec's: Volleyball, Video Production
Life situation: No financial, familial or legal problems

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:29 am: Edit

What major are you applying to?

By Gregon on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:33 am: Edit

They use a formula like this...

:If
: Unweighted GPA*1000 + SAT 1 + Three SAT II's > 7360
:Then
: Automatic acceptance.
:Else
: RUN prgmEVALUATEFURTHER
:End
:ENDE


I read that they use that formula somewhere...

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:40 am: Edit

Yeah right...

I don't believe they use that anymore.

Last year, some white kid from my school in CA got above 1500 SAT I, 700+ SAT IIs, 3.9something gpa (unweighted), lots of APs, and nat'l merit semifinalist, NHS, and all sorts of stuff.

Guess what? Rejected.

By just2let uknow on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:46 am: Edit

eh...at a conference the admission officers said last year they didn't take ANYONE (unless sports) with a C.

By Bdocta on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:56 am: Edit

I'm applying to geography but ive heard that any major in the colleges of letters and science is equally hard. But if you have any infomation about that please let me know. Thanks.

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:56 am: Edit

Knowing the guy I was talking about, I'm almost certain that he didn't get a C. Besides, he got into UCLA.

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 01:59 am: Edit

Well, geography isn't considered an impacted major. I'd say you have about a 60% chance of getting in.

By BDocta on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:00 am: Edit

Is that formula for all UC's or just for berkeley?

By BDocta on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:05 am: Edit

DO you know if Uc's weight Gpa or Sat's more heavily?

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:09 am: Edit

I believe they're both weighted pretty evenly. If one is low, the other has to counter it. I suppose that's why they have the eligibility index thingy.

By Bdocta on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:19 am: Edit

Thanks, By the way what is the source of your information?

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:23 am: Edit

Looked in the University of California's "Introducing the University" booklet. (it seems pretty straightforward)

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:24 am: Edit

Plus I have a lot of friends at Berkeley (my brother goes there).

By Bdocta on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:26 am: Edit

AH I trust you then. Thanks a lot. BTW what did he have if you dont mind me asking?

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 02:37 am: Edit

EECS major

GPA: 3.99 unweighted (one B in all of high school)
SAT I: 1430
SAT II: 800 Math IIc, 790 Physics, 650 Writing
ECs: volleyball, forensics/debate, math team, church, mentoring

I'm also going to be applying this year to L&S (computer science)...

GPA: 3.9 unweighted
SAT I: 1510
SAT II: 760 Math IIc, 700 Writing, 670 Literature
ECs: pretty much the same as my brother's except I have NHS instead and no sports
Life situation: disabled student

Good luck to you!

By college crazy on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 04:08 pm: Edit

Does Berkeley use the top 3 SAT II scores?

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 05:59 pm: Edit

They use whatever 3 SAT II scores you send them on your application.

By truth on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 06:24 pm: Edit

No. You need to have 1 in writing, 1 in math, and one in a third subject. You can't use scores arbitrarily.

By j on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 06:27 pm: Edit

Of course--those are the only three you're allowed to send on your application. If you don't follow the instructions of the application, you get rejected.


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