If you attend a very competitive high school, what are the chances of getting into a good college?
Topic: Being independent in college essay
June 20, 2019 / By Biff Question:
everyone is smart, community service, sports, extracurriculum activities in the high school. and i am average (i dont do sports, gpa is 3.4) compared to the school. what are the chances of me getting into a good college or UC like UCBerkeley?
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Abott | 1 day ago
UC Berkley is a HIGHLY competitive school. According to UC Berkley's admission records, the average high school GPA of an incoming freshman is a (weighted) 4.17, which is incredibly high. Weighted GPA scales take into account AP and Honors classes, and put A's in said classes at 4.5 or 5.
However, GPA isn't the most important thing when admissions officers look at your application. Community service, extra curriculars, independent honors, and SAT/ACT scores matter far more.
I'd give it a shot and apply and write a killer entrance essay, but don't set your hopes too high. I don't think I'd even get into Berkley.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "prestigious". That is a matter of degree. I also spent time (in patient) in treatment for depression and mood disorders. I was a little older than you when I decided to go to college. I also had a lousy high school record and no recent SAT or other scores, so I went to a community college. After completing much of my core courses (composition, history, government, calc I, and others), I transfered to one of the University of Texas schools. I had no trouble getting in. At that point, I had impeccable grades on my community college transcript. I ended up getting both a BS and an MS at UTD. I was then accepted into the PhD program in Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University. I received my PhD from NU in 2003. Another of my fellow students at Northwestern U. had also gone to a community college early on.
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hmm...hope u have some clubs or community service to go along with ur gpa...they like well-rounded students...i go to a pretty competitive school too...i think u'll have a good chance...
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well, the colleges youre looking at arent that competitive, because im sure the above average people will be looking elsewhere.
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