UCLA, Berkeley, UCSD, NYU chances? need help





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: August 2004 Archive: UCLA, Berkeley, UCSD, NYU chances? need help
By Wunderlicker20 (Wunderlicker20) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 01:39 am: Edit

I am a California resident wondering my chances at the better schools within the UC system ( Berkeley, LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara). Here are my stats.

White male
SAT 1: 1370 (680 m, 690 v)
SAT s: math 2c: 680, chemistry 670, writing 700.
Will retake all SATs (minus chem) with significant increases ( looks to be about 1450, 730 math, 760 writing) from practice tests

Class rank: 14 / 320
Will have taken 6 of the 8 AP classes offered at school, in addition to 3 honors.
UC GPA: 4.24

Extracurricular :
-4 yrs basketball
-2 years tennis
- founded peace club
-president of peace club
-national merit commended
- worked part time at local fairgrounds
- life member of california honors society

also, 4 on AP us history
and will be taking 5 AP's senior year

By Savedbythebell7 (Savedbythebell7) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 03:46 am: Edit

Did ya go to Analy high school?

By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 04:59 am: Edit

UCLA: Slight Reach
UCB: Slight Reach
UCSD: Match
UCSB: Safe Match

By Wunderlicker20 (Wunderlicker20) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:25 am: Edit

Yes, I did actually. Who are you, Savedbythebell7?

By Patito12 (Patito12) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:34 am: Edit

i had VERY similar stats as you and got into SD and SB out of those 4.
But i applied to a difficult Engineering major, so I'm sure that hurt my chances a bit. If youre not applying to engineering, and have good essays, Id say youre into SD and SB, with a decent chance to get into LA, and a bit less of a chance to Cal.

By Wunderlicker20 (Wunderlicker20) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 08:36 pm: Edit

thanx for the info, flopsy and patito.

By Baseketball22 (Baseketball22) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:49 pm: Edit

How bout me guys.

3.85 UC GPA.
710/720/690 Sat 2.
1420 SAT 1.
Cali Resident.(i've heard this helps)
4 APs taken by end of senior year.

ECs
-3 Years Football 2 varsity.
-4 Years Baseball 1 varsity.
-6 week basketball camp at local CC for 3 years, coached by a former pro player.
-Have a job- Baseball umpire at local park.
-Around 100 Community sevice hours.
-Help coached a youth baseball team.

By Jl87d (Jl87d) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 01:43 am: Edit

Well, from your EC's alone you look to have a strong chance at UCLA (as the school heavily favors sports). Add your good grades and test scores and this is what I think:

UCLA: Match
UCB: Slight Reach
UCSD: Safe Match
UCSB: Safety

By Sbhopeful (Sbhopeful) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 02:59 pm: Edit

I disagree JI87d....that may be the case if the poster is a recruited athlete (are you, btw?), but just an "interest" in sports won't do it. If he's not recruited, I'd change it to:

UCLA: slight reach
UCB: Slight Reach
UCSD: Match
UCSB: Match/Safe

By Behnood15 (Behnood15) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit

Are you kidding? UCSD is a SAFETY! My cousin got accepted with a 3.6 UC GPA

By Sbhopeful (Sbhopeful) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 07:40 pm: Edit

http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/profiles/admissions.asp?listing=1023371&LTID=1

Average (mean) UC GPA: 3.98
SAT: 1140-1350 (25%-75%)

Basketball, although your GPA is just (slightly) below the 50% range, your SAT more than makes up for it. I stand by my assertion that UCSD is a match....UCSD has become a safety for very few. You've got a wonderful shot at all the UC's....Good Luck!!!

By Flopsy (Flopsy) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit

Baseketball22:

UCLA: Match
UCB: Match
UCSD: Safe Match
UCSB: Safety

By E_L (E_L) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 10:59 pm: Edit

What is a "UC GPA?" How do they calculate it?

By Baseketball22 (Baseketball22) on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 04:15 am: Edit

do u guys think it is better to have ECs like sports, rather than trying to sound all nerdy and joining like math and science clubs just to look good??

By Sbhopeful (Sbhopeful) on Saturday, August 28, 2004 - 02:42 pm: Edit

participate in EC's YOU enjoy....never do an EC just for the sake of looking good to colleges. With that said, I think the ideal candidate has a healthy mix of the "nerdy" EC's (clubs, etc.), and sports. Schools want well rounded candidates.


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