Can anyone chance me? I am at a 3.86 GPA unweighted, in 5 clubs at my school, an officer of 3. I take part in a huge community service scouts organization out of school with over 1000 service hours as the leader of the 300 person troop. I took 2 Aps my sophomore year, 5 my junior year, and will take 4 my senior year. I also dual enroll (take classes at a nearby community college), and play soccer. ACT score is currently at a 29... not great but working on it. subject tests- bio 670, and chem 640. I am also the first in my family to apply to college. Please let me know!
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Hello. I'm a sophomore in highschool and I was wondering about my chances of making it here. I'm in all advanced classes, I'll be taking AP Physics C and Calculus AB next year, but my GPA is terrible. I've always been smart, like I'm 2-3 years ahead of my classmates in math and science, but I really slacked off my freshman year. I've had a lot of trouble though, my family is financially challenged and we just got evicted, not to mention my wrist was broken for the first half of my first semester. I honestly don't know what to do at this point, being in advanced classes with bad GPA, I have family members who are alumni here and I'm very good at football, I'm guessing that's the only way I can get here...
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Hi everyone, just Want to say Congratz to all those who got accepted in UC Berkeley! I Got accepted into UC Berkeley last week and seriously one of the happiest moments in my life! In reality I was rather surprised that I got into UCB; I'm an Honor Student but I'm not super "smart" per say. I had a 3.8 GPA for my Freshman year, a 4.22 GPA sophomore year, a 4.17 GPA Junior year and I obtained a 4.57 GPA my 1st semester of Senior Year. Oh and I had a very weak SAT score of 1550 ounch!! I am currently taking 5 AP classes this year( in total at least 12 AP classes since freshman year) ; my junior year I got a 3 in AP English, 4 AP US History and a 5 in AP Spanish Language. I rank 18 in a class of 280. My school is not the "BEST" but its on par with regional schools. I live in the agricultural Central Valley of California. I'm Hispanic and the first in my family to graduate from High School and first time College attendee in my family. I'm first generation from migrant parents(my parents work in the fields and I do too), I think thats why I got into UCB . My Extracurriculars were also pretty "good" , I even started a club at school which I am current president for the 3rd year in a row, the International Community Club, which focuses on funding and volunteering for world wide projects like Operation Smile etc. My Essays were also very well written and very touching, mostly about persevering and overcoming challenges and about the passion I had for my school organization.
SO You dont have to be a super genius with a 5.0 GPA and a 2300/2400 on your SATs and a 5 in every AP test you take to get in. Just be yourself, be passionate about one thing and talk about overcoming your challenges! Remember do something different schools like people who do DIFFERENT things!!
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I'm currently a junior in california and i really want to go to UC Berkeley. Mr grades last year weren't so great a weighted 3.65 but last semester I got a 4.4 and this semester I have a 4.6. I got a 2170 on the SAT and I plan to take it a second time to improve my score. I have played varsity tennis since freshman year and I will be captain next year if that helps. Should I bother applying?
I am currently a freshmen and I really want to go to UC Berkeley. First semester I got a 3.83 GPA. I am in the middle of the second semester and currently have a 4.0 GPA. My sophomore year, I will be taking 7 classes, 3 of which will be honors classes. Junior year, I will be taking 7 classes, 5(or maybe 4) of which will be APs. I also play basketball, football, and do robotics. Do I have a chance at getting into UC Berkeley? Also, what can I do to improve my chances of getting accepted? Give me any advice that you have
Do a lot of community service because that will give you an advantage. Many schools are tired of seeing the same old science and math club routine so writing about some community service organization you are in will help a lot. There is still time to boost your GPA so don't worry. The new SAT looks promising so as long as you know what you are doing than you should be fine with that. The current SAT, the one I took, is heavily biased toward people who can afford to spend a ridiculous amount of money on classes and it does not test a person's knowledge from high school but rather just a student's performance on one day. On essays your senior year, show passion for whatever you write on. I hope this helps you a bit.
P.S. I am still waiting on my admissions decision.
I am currently a freshmen and I really want to go to UC Berkeley. First semester I got a 3.83 GPA. I am in the middle of the second semester and currently have a 4.0 GPA. My sophomore year, I will be taking 7 classes, 3 of which will be honors classes. Junior year, I will be taking 7 classes, 5(or maybe 4) of which will be APs. I also play basketball, football, and do robotics. Do I have a chance at getting into UC Berkeley? Also, what can I do to improve my chances of getting accepted?
Take as many APs as possible. And don't be fooled, freshman year is the easiest. As and Bs (if any) will give you the best chance and high SAT scores. Like 2000 and up. Personal statement is also super important so mKe sure you keep up with your Writing skills. It is a little early to give you a full assessment, but just make sure you are involved in the community and stay on the right track.
Hey guys, I'm an international applicant from Mauritius, predicted a 40 on the International Baccalaureate (4 subjects at higher level and 2 at standard level), i've got 3 languages under my belt, i'm Head Girl (highest form of leadership available), ranked 3 out of 355, i have all-rounder achievements and awards, 800+ hours of community service, I've been teaching underprivileged children for 2 years, i'm president of 5 clubs (sports and academic), i have an unconventional background, SAT subject test scores: french - 800, eng lit- 610 but my SAT 1 scores are really really low -1690. Do I still have a chance of getting into berkeley for Political sciences??
Hey guys can someone please help answer my question!! I am applying to berkeley college of engineering, but I got a 720 on math level 2 and a 650 on biology subject tests. Do i even have a chance of getting into berkeley bioengineering? My regular SAT is a 2160 with a 750 on the math portion and my gpa is 4.6 and unweighted 3.94
You have a solid chance at getting in, but your essays must also be amazing. Great test scores and GPA will be an attractor, but to get accepted, you need well written essays because Berkeley admissions say that they take the essays into heavy consideration. I hope you included your passion for bioengineering in your essays.
PLEASE chance me. I interned at NASA GSFC and in addition to whats on my profile, One thing that might hurt me a little but not much since it's not STEM related, which is what I'm interested in is that taking the two AP English classes is common in my school but I stuck with honors level which is pretty easy, but not as easy as on-level of course which is a joke. I also haven't won any major math/science awards on the national level like AMC. I am asian (indian) female. I come from a upper middle class family. I took a astronomy course at a local community college (4 credits) and earned an A but it was was easier than my AP sciences courses.
My test scores are on my profile. Btw in case you are wondering what ACES scholar is its something my school made up that basically says I got at least a B in a bunch of science courses. I've never actually gotten a B in any class every grade is an A. Also even though there are a lot of AP scores on my profile, it doesn't mean I actually took those classes. I self studied for AP Bio, USH, and Latin Vergil. The reason why I took both Math 1 and Math 2 tests and my math 1 is slightly lower was because I took the math 1 the summer before 8th grade and I had self studied since I didn't know the material. Again PLEASE chance me I will chance back.
Science/Math classes that I've taken are 8th - Honors Geometry (middle school) 9th - Honors Physics, Honors Algebra 2 (I took algebra 1 in a private school so the credit doesn't show up on my transcripts) 10th - Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology, Honors Precalculus 11th - AP Chemistry (Double period class) AP Calculus BC 12th - Honors Forensic Science (easy but considered honors), Honors anatomy and physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Stat I hope it won't hurt me that I didn't take Multivariable Calculus even though it is offered.
Hi everyone, can anyone here chance me please? My unweighted GPA is 4.0. By the end of my senior year, I will have taken a total of 10 AP classes. I also have 15 credit hours from a local college. I've been on the Varsity Dance Team for four years, president of National Honors Society, and involved in 4 other clubs. I have 300+ hours in community service.
Thanks a lot!
It's difficult to chance since your profile doesn't say much.
I'd say 60%.
Can you chance me also my post is 2 below
I don't believe 300+ hours is realistic unless you have all 300+ hours signed by an official.
I read that UC schools tend to focus on your 10th and 11th grade GPA. Do I have a chance if my overall GPA is a 3.69, but my 10th and 11th grade gpa is a 3.79. My weighted GPA is a 4.4. I got a 1970 on my SAT 1, but I'm going to take it again. I am a rising senior and I'll be taking 6 ap classes, out of the possible 7 courses that my schedule allows. Junior year I took 4 AP classes, and sophomore year I took 1. Otherwise all of my classes have been GT, except for French which I could only take honors. I got 4's on my AP tests(Government, Calc AB, English Language, Comparative Government), except for on World History I received a 3. I have an internship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center and I actively participate in extra curricular activities. I'm interested in international relations, and I think my essays are pretty good.
I have a question about UC Berkeley majors. I know that the engineering college is the most competative, but I was wondering if the college of letters and science is almost as competative? Or is it significantly less? That is the one I plan on applying too and I've tried to research this but I have been unsuccessful and was wondering if anyone knew?
UC Berkley is huge for their engineering yes, BUTTTT they are also very big in Political science and other social sciences. A Social Science major is actually the most popular range of majors at UC Berkely (20%) compared to the 10% of thos majoring in engineering.
Keep in mind though that "social science" is extremely broad.
Does it help if I live close to UC Berkeley? Both my parents are alumni, but I don't think that has an effect, but how come some people think being from california helps?
In state status makes a HUGE difference at taxpayer supported universities. Public universities have a mandate for the minimum percentage of in-state students - often 75% or more must be in state.
Alumni status does help but, geographical location within the state may not make a difference.
I have a 4.0 unweighted, but I got fairly bad SAT subject test scores: 670 math 2, and 640 Biology E.
SAT reading: 670, writing: 630, math: 700. (Total 2000)
ACT composite: 31
Do you think I should re-take my SAT and/or my SAT subject tests? Which would help my application more?
Increasing your combined SAT to at least 2100 will help more than any subject test re-take. Consider re-taking the ACT as well - a score of 32 could make a difference and a score of 33 would certainly get their attention.
What are my chances for college of engineering (major in bioengineering)?
GPA unweighted 3.97, ACT 32, many leadership/extracurriculars including music, class officer (equivalent of president), student council, freshman orientation, city council youth representative, youth leadership conference (one of 2 students from my school nominated), top 5% of class at rank of 18/441, Varsity letter in cross country and track, orchestra, Girls State, 5 on my AP Chem exam, will have taken 6 AP classes by graduation (very high for my school)...
I'm an out of state applicant.
I got in with a 4.29 GPA (10-11 GPA), 3.7 GPA Unweighted, 2130 on SAT (590 CR, 740 MATH, 800 WR), Varsity Letter in Orchestra, a TON of volunteer hours, and participation in a ton of clubs. Also went to Peru for a week to volunteer. Attended a princeton summer program for JSA. Hopefully this gives hope or an idea for people trying to get in?
Do you think there's any chance I could get into Cal? I was recently accepted to UCSB and UCSD, but was rejected from UCLA:( I am a full IB student with a 3.85 unweighted and 4.75 weighted GPA. (If it helps, my SAT score was 1920 and my ACT composite was 25)
Any in-state applicant with your academic credentials should get admitted - chances 75%. Even if you were out of state your chances would be good - say 60%. Generally state universities accept applicants into a specific college, such as science & engineering. Enrolled students apply for acceptance into their declared major after Freshman year.
Even though your SAT is already really good, you should still retake it because most people do better on the SAT test their second time. Even if you do worse, it wouldn't hurt. And in my opinion, there's almost no doubt that you will get into UC Berkeley. Just make sure your application looks good. A bad application is usually the reason why really good students get rejected.
I just moved from Australia at the start of my Junior year. Because of this, i was not able to take any AP classes from Freshman to Junior year. Will this hurt me in my chances to applying to more elite schools? P.S. I was in a Selective School in Sydney, which is equivalent to a Magnet School. Thanks :)
I have a 4.42 weighted and a 3.8947 unweighted gpa. I rank 6 out of 482. I have a 800 on critical reading and a 610 on both math and writing. I have a composite 29 for my ACTs with a 28 for english, a 24 for math, a 34 for reading, and a 28 for science. By the end of my senior year I will have taken 11/13 AP classes offered at my school. 2 years of student government. 2 years of varsity/competitive club volleyball (an unfortunate injury pretty much ended my possibility of playing). Junior class vice president. Student body president as a senior. 4 year member of csf. A lot of outside volunteer work. Member of freshman link crew/ student senate. Involved in a couple other clubs, including our breast cancer awareness club. What are my chances of getting into Berkeley as a political science major?
I would say you have a pretty good chance of getting in.
Since you are from California, you should get in - chances 70%.
I have a 4.391 weighted and 3.641 unweighted gpa. Ranked 15 out of 449(top 5%). 610 critical reading, 680 math, 690 writing on SAT. At the end of my senior year I will have taken 7 AP courses(World history, US history, Eng lang, chemistry, Eng lit, physics, government) and 8 honors courses. I am graduating with an advanced honors diploma. Have done 4 years of varsity swimming(qualified for 3+ regional events), 2 years of interact club, 2 years of NHS, 1 year political science club, have attended a few state/local conferences. Have two good recommendations. What are my chances of getting accepted into Berkeley as a physics major?
Plz chance me.
Chance me please!
Please chance me :)
What could I brush up in to have a better chance of being admitted into Berkeley?
Take SAT subject tests
Chance me please.
I think you have a pretty good chance for each of the colleges you're applying to (75 plus percent). Nice to see that you're interested in Aerospace Engineering as well. If by coincidence we both get accepted to UMich/Berkeley and go into Aerospace Engineering, it'd be pretty cool to meet each other! Good Luck! :D
Chances for me getting in Berkeley? I'm out of state.
If you can then, please return the favor.
You have a good chance of getting into Berkeley. However, you will need to boost your ACT to 33 for consideration at Northwestern.
You're Hispanic and you've got good numbers. You're non-traditional approach to class taking can definitely be a help because of your ambition to advance yourself, I'd say right now you'd be looking at 60-75% chance.
I'm only suggesting this because you haven't said in your profile, but you should take SAT Subject tests in Math II and a Science (Physics or Chem would be good) if you want to be an absolute shoo in.
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Got rejected from UCLA and waitlisted at UC San Diego, but for some reason accepted to Berkeley....what's up with that?
It's because they're all UC schools, and believe it or not, they have a tradeoff system. Get into one, probably not going to get into another one.
Is your high school in Northern California?
uc san diego has similar data as CAL, its really not that odd...
Son didn't get in either and thought he was also a shoe-in. Lousy year for UC admittance for lots of very capable kids.
Thought I was a shoe in (my teachers thought I'd get in too) got rejected and a guy with the same schedule, nearly identical test scores (mine are higher), and a much lower gpa got accepted to the major I applied to. The big dif between us? He has a year of mediocrity as JSA prez under his belt. fml
Got canned at UCLA on Friday. Drat. But think I did not miss the cut by much. Its a very hard year to get into these schools. So I'm pulling hard for Berkeley on the 24th! I've heard that many get accepted or rejected by Berkeley or UCLA, but few get into both. Wonder if that is myth or reality? Hmm we will see....
I've heard of people getting into both...
I got into UCB but not UCLA.
I Got into both
Despite all the bad things that are said about it, I would have loved to go here. If I hadn't been bound to a school by an Early Decision contract, I would have absolutely kept my app in. Heck, even if I would've been forced to take out a loan to pay for it, I still would have strongly considered attending... Eh. Maybe grad school.
Anyway, moral of the story: Cal is super awesome, please apply there, don't let financial concerns motivate your decisions throughout the application process, etc.
oh just for future info, Berkeley Regents covers EFC
Thank you for responding. I realized after I submitted this question that I had made a typo with my SAT score and written a 75 instead of a 750 so my percent was about 14. Also, my school doesn't rank people and according to my counselors that looked good because it says that mys school is very good and there are many intelligent people
Why are my chances so low compared to everyone else who got accepted according to this website? i feel like my gpa and sat scores are about the same or higher. and i do have many extra curriculars and community service
I would not say that at 75% approx your chances are low...this school only accepts 20 to 25% of those that apply. However one small factor may be the "not ranked" button on your profile. Try changing that to what you estimate your rank would be if they did that and it might be closer. UC's love the top ranks. Best of luck, think you are probably getting in there :)
I have a low SAT score, but a high gpa at 4.12. I also think my personal essay is exceptionsl. What are my chances? The SAT score is a 1570.
Totally depends on who the competition is from your high school. If you are among the top people stat wise from your high school you might be OK.
1810 SAT, 4.4 UC College GPA, 6,000 extracurriculars and 600 community service hours... plus I founded and lead my school music club.... seems my SATs may be the one thing holding me back... what do you guys think?
Even with the low SAT score, which I agree is probably the one thing holding you back, you still have a good shot. Have a look at the scatterplot (custom filtered to zoom in on your 'range'): college.mychances.net/analy...
You're almost definitely in - you have a very high GPA, impressive rank (you're ELC, right?), and your SAT score isn't going to hold you back. I hate to use anecdotal evidence, but of my friends who got into Cal last year, 2/4 had SAT scores less than 1800 (and by lower I mean between 1600-1700).
Best of luck!
Actually, yeah. I originally forgot to add an in-state filter. Now if you look at the 4.4 weighted GPA part of the graph, it looks much better for Nerris: college.mychances.net/analy...
does berkeley accept people from out of state often? im from tx.
nice!!!!!!!!! congrats :D
you don't need to have a perfect SAT to get into Berkeley! I got in with a 1990 [albeit spring semester...but still!] [=
Stanford considers highly of URMs, while Berkeley by CA law cannot consider race as a factor. So that might be possible reason...
I got into Stanford and didnt get into Berkeley, thats such garbage!
Engineering majors have a very touch time with the admissions in Berkeley, Especially if you're not ELC.
They should isolate the college of Chem and college of Engineering from the college of L&S on this site, there is quite a gap between the admits of these colleges.
Got REJECTED Today. Oh well, who needs round-the-clock left wing propaganda? NOT ME!
O no lol i don't think so, i'm a junior and they've sent me 4 emails on two different accounts today, i think its the same stuff as what you're talking about.
I'm getting emails and pamphlets from UC Berkeley, and messages on my Zinch account, so they know my stats, but on here (with my stats on here) it says I have less than a 5% chance of getting in. Does their interest in you based on sending info to apply increase your chances?
If you apply engineering, it will definitely hurt your chances. Berkeley Engineering is very competitive.
However, arts and sciences majors won't hurt your chances.
I don't think so, unfortunately. I got an email inviting me to apply for that scholarship even though I am a borderline "augmented review" student.
If you recieve an email that recommends you apply to a leadership scholarship offered by alumni of the university, does this mean they are favoring you?
As far as Arts&sciences go, major does not matter.
I remember reading a little blurb on berkeley engineering site that biomed engineering is hardest. Usually, engineering majors affect ur chance but not A&S
You should easily get into ucsd. My GPA and SAT are about the same, so we're in the same boat. By the time you apply, the economy should be better, so you should have an 80%+ chance of berkeley or LA. Plus, your SATs should improve over the next 2 years.
does anyone happen to have the admission stats by major? For example...Anthropology 30 applied 10 accepted. Like that..thanks!
Hi im a soph, and after seeing my chances and the like, i am really feeling better. i mean, after reading all those news articles about how it is impossible to get into a good school, i was kind of worried
A sophomore? Good for you starting so early on the app process.
hi, im a sophomore. i was wondering if i could get into berkeley or ucla or ucsd with a 4.1 GPA, 2100 SAT, and pretty good extracirriculars
so excited about Berkeley yeaa
The other UC's say I have %50 while this one tells me I have %95!? That's bizarre. O.O (But who's complaining?) lol
esa.aly, good to hear that we predicted you would get in, and you did!
MyChances gave me 64.1% chance. I got into Berkeley.
should i apply with a 65% chance?
Does mychances calculate percentages separately for in state vs. out-of-state? It seems that everything is lumped together, which really overestimates for OOS since both the requirements are higher and the sample size is much smaller.
I just finished my first year at Berkeley and I belonged from the moment I set foot on campus! Some things don't show up on forms and a had some cool EC's. My essays, in retrospect, were tailor made for Berkeley. I did not consciously tailor them though--kinda makes it an bonafide fit, I think!
Hope you get in - let us know if you do!
I visited it during winter break, and well, its the most amazing school EVER. :)