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By chang on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:02 pm: Edit

whats my chances at UC berkley or UC davis?

i am a junior

SAT: 1420
SAT II: 720 bio-m, 740 math 2c, 710 writing,
GPA: 4.3
this year: bio ap, stat ap, calc ab ap, us history
class ranking: forgot... i was around 30-40 i think...... my school is competative

varsity soccer freshman year
varsity badminton 2 years
st francis award (125 hours of comm service)
piano for 13 years two recitals a year
trumpet 2 years: school band
school newpaper
president/leader of philosophy club
nhs/csf tutor
interned at intel
math team member
model un

whats my chances at UC berkley or UC davis?

i think i have no chances at stanford mit yale or princeton.. but just for kicks, what do you think my chances are of getting in there?

By Olga on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:17 pm: Edit

Are you a California resident? If you are, I think you have a very good chance for UCB. As for Davis, I think you are 100% in(if you live in California). Almost all the people around me went there without any trouble(Californians whose stats are way lower than yours). Davis' acceptance rate is 68%, so you should have no problem.

As for Stanford, MIT, Yale, or Princeton, your stat is on the low-scale, but then again, you'll never know, right?

By nodoubt on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:42 pm: Edit

You are in Davis no doubt. UCB is very competitive. However, like stated, you have more than a solid shot.

By sea on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:56 pm: Edit

stanford mit yale or princeton

fair chance, go for it.

By chang on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 08:38 pm: Edit

thanks alot everybody.

By chang on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 08:40 pm: Edit

for a better chances at stanford, mit, yale, harvard, or princeton... which things would i need to improve?

By britney on Friday, January 17, 2003 - 08:55 pm: Edit

your grades/scores/EC's look fine.
maybe try to raise your SAT scores a little, but whatever u have now certainly won't hurt your chances that much.
but most importantly, gain some leadership positions in your EC's. show dedication/passion for something... varsity soccer freshman year looks relaly good, maybe try out for Captain or something for soccer and badmitten, it's also good that you're prez of a club already. but gaining leadership for sports also makes u look great.
make sure u also write good essays. and good luck

By chang on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 09:03 pm: Edit

any other opinions on the standford + ivy chances?

By higher on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 09:15 pm: Edit

you probably need to change ur ethnity or legacy status. u might need a gf from stanford or ivy as well. hm...what else? take some classes over at Cal or UCD.

By Umm okay on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 09:32 pm: Edit


Why would he need to hide his ethnicity?

By higher on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 09:53 pm: Edit

"change" means actually change, not lie on paper.

By hey on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 10:08 pm: Edit

You should be fine for Davis. Berkeley would depend on what major you want to go into, what ethnicity you are, how many people are in your class...the other schools mentioned are'll need a higher GPA, SAT scores, good essays and recommendations, and always a little luck.

By Seriously on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 01:00 am: Edit

Since when did being Chinese hurt when it comes to college apps?

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