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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (25), Grades (38), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (13)
Your GPAs better be highJan 11 2007Urban Planning
Your GPAs better be high. The average GPA of my class was around 4.1, and it is only getting higher by the year. Get involved with extracurriculars, as this will greatly help your chances.
SAT: 1330 Male
The entire UC system has a pretty straightforward admissionsNov 05 2006Unknown
The entire UC system has a pretty straightforward admissions policy, for the most part based on grades, then SAT/ACT scores, followed by your essays and extracurriculars. Although there are always exceptions, most students here had between a 3.8 and 4.8 GPA in high school and between 1800 and 2100 on the SATs. If this seems unattainable, there are also plenty here who bombed the SATs, and I've even met someone who had a 3.1, so your admittance really does depend on the overall look of your application.
SAT: 1440 Male
I'm from out of state and honestly im notMay 29 2006Political Science
I'm from out of state and honestly im not sure how i got in. the UC's are hard to get into if your from out of state. im one of only a handful of people i know at this school not from california. i got a 1330 (old SAT), wrote pretty crappy essays, and got a 4.5 gpa in high school. I did very well in high school academically and had a ton of extracurriculars. im not sure what they were looking for because honestly its a crap shoot. a ton of people here didnt get into ucla but go into berkeley and a ton of their friends got into berkeley and didnt get into here, so it was all kind of random.
SAT: 1330 Female
Write solid essays and do well on the SATMar 12 2006History/Histories (art history/etc.)
SAT: 1260 Female
High GPA and high SAT's, play a sport, doMar 12 2006PreMed and Medical
High GPA and high SAT's, play a sport, do some community service.
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