Chances for UCs? please help!

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By Sepi11 (Sepi11) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 02:46 pm: Edit

Hi, I was just looking for some honest feedback. Here are my stats:

SAT verbal: 680
SAT math: 730
SAT total: 1410
SAT II math 1c: 720
SAT II verbal: 730
SAT II Lit: 610

UC GPA: 4.04 (don't know percentile)
Unweighted GPA: 3.7

Varsity Volleyball- 2 years
JV Volleyball- 2 years
Club volleyball- 7 years
Swimming- 5 years
Clarinet- 4 years
All League Award for Volleyball, First team: 2 years
Piano- 10 years
Piano National Audition Award- 3 years
Award for Spanish Excellence- 2 years
Award for Performing Arts- 2 years
Key Club- 3 years
Community service hours: 120

I didn't have any APs sophomore year. In Junior year, I had AP Calculus and AP Statistics.
Senior year I will be taking:
Physics 1
AP English
AP Economics
Spanish 4
AP Psychology

I am applying to:
USC (i know it's not a UC..)

What do you think are my chances? Please be honest. Thanks!

By Caliplaya03 (Caliplaya03) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 03:01 pm: Edit

Well I think all of those schools are matches except for UCB/UCLA but i think you have a real good at them though. GL! Oh and i think UCD is a match/safety for u.

By Catcher070 (Catcher070) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 03:10 pm: Edit

i have similar stats but from out of state....thoughts on UC and CalPoly?

top 15%
3.8 GPA unweighted
4.1 UC GPA (hard to calculate out of state)
SAT I: 1380
SAT II (taking again): 710 math IIc, 710 physics, 650 writing

Freshman Honors Classes: 1
Soph Honors Classes: 2.5
Junior Honors/AP Classes: 3 (one AP)
Senior Honors/AP Classes: 3 (four AP)

AB Calculus – 5
BC Calculus (senior year)
Statistics (senior year)
Physics C (senior year)
Spanish Language (senior year)

EC's (through senior year):
SADD – 4 years
Baseball – 4 years
Choir – 2 years
PALS – 1 year (leadership position)
Student Ambassadors – 2 years
NHS – 1 year
Big Brothers - 1 year

Community Service through junior year: 74 hours

By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 05:41 pm: Edit


UCB: Match
UCLA: Match
UCSD: Safe Match
UCD: Safety
USC: Match

Catcher070 (out of state):

UCLA, UCB: Slight Reach
UCSD: Match
UCD/UCI/UCSB: Safe Match
Cal Poly: Depends on which Cal Poly...

By Sbhopeful (Sbhopeful) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 06:41 pm: Edit

Flopys, I have to disagree with you:


UCB: Reach
UCLA: Reach
UCSD: Reach/Match
UCD: Match
USC: Match

Catcher070 (out of state):

UCLA, UCB: Moderate-High Reach
UCSD: Reach
UCD/UCI/UCSB: Match/Reach
Cal Poly: Pomona: Safety, SLO: Safety(unless math intensive major)

The UC’s are becoming notoriously difficult to get into, especially with the budget crunch. Although you both have great stats, I’d say my portrayal is a bit more accurate considering the recent and proposed cuts. Catcher, being out of state makes your chances at the UC’s much more difficult :-/….If you want to be in CA, check out USC (match for you), and Pepperdine (also Match) among others.

By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 08:27 pm: Edit

Alright then.

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