Topic: Washington university in st louis admissions
May 26, 2019 / By Delphine Question:
I am currently a sophmore in high school (I know it is a little bit too early to be asking this) I am african american, moms a ucla alum. Live in St. louis, missouri. 3.95 gpa cummulative (2 freshman semesters).Class rank: 2 out of 89. I play football and did track (I dont think I will do it this year). Taking 2 honors classes :P. Do volunteer hours at the veterans affairs hospital in St louis, and also during the summer I work as a volunteer at my local library. I was chosen for a Washington University in st. louis youth medical program called ferring scholars (I dont know if I will be advancing to the next part in the program, but I got through the beginning). I am in a club called the brotherhood which is sort of like a leadership club. I am planning on shadowing a dentist or orthodontist soon. National Honors Society when im a junior hopefully, and when I turn 16 I will get a job as a lifeguard.If I keep this up, do you think I will have a good shot at getting in? What do I need to work on? Any other things I should take into consideration?
Cailyn | 7 days ago
Ethnicity and legacy (your mom being an alum) do not play a role in UC admission decisions.
UC admission evaluation is based on a variety of factors. All UCs favor factors such as the rigor of your HS curriculum (number of UC-approved honors/AP/IB/CC courses completed), excellent weighted and unweighted GPA, and demonstrated leadership abilities. You are also compared to your peers, meaning your academic and extracurricular achievements are viewed in context of students in your HS who applied to the UCs this year and up to 3 years prior.
UCLA is academic achievement oriented, meaning fantastic grades and stellar test scores are essential to be competitive. Students who demonstrate ability to achieve extraordinary extracurriculars and/or overcoming horrible hardships while maintaining excellent academic achievement are favored. However, these UC campuses rarely overlook bad grades/test scores even if extraordinary extracurriculars and/or horrible hardships are in the equation.
ya read the following
The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, in the United States. It was founded in 1919 and is the second-oldest general-purpose campus in the University of California system.
UCLA is comprised of the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college) as well as undergraduate colleges Arts and Architecture, Herb Alpert School of Music, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing, and Theater, Film, and Television, seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students annually.
UCLA is ranked 2nd nationally by The Washington Monthly, 12th in Newsweek's Top 100 Global universities ranking. In 2007 and 13th in the world (11th in North America) by Top 500 World Universities, an annual list published by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. UCLA's undergraduate program is ranked 24th among "America's Best Colleges 2010: National Universities" by U.S. News & World Report, second among public universities in the United States. UCLA is a new Ivy according to the 25 New Ivies, a list of universities ranked by Newsweek. UCLA also ranks among the top 10 schools in the country with the most faculty awards.
UCLA has more applicants than any other university in the United States. Out of 55,676 undergraduate applicants for Fall 2009, 12,098 (21.73%) were admitted, the lowest acceptance rate in the UC system. Students come to UCLA from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, though according to statistics from 2001-05, an average 92.6% of the entire student body originated from California. As of January 23, 2009, 55,636 applications had been received by UCLA for the academic year.
UCLA's athletic teams, the Bruins, have won 125 national championships, including 104 NCAA team championships as of 2009, which is more than any other university. On May 31, 2008, the men's golf team won UCLA's 103rd NCAA title. On May 10, 2009, the women's water polo team won its fifth consecutive NCAA title, and UCLA's 104th overall, by defeating crosstown rival USC.
In 2006, the university completed Campaign UCLA, which collected over $3.05 billion and is the most successful fundraising campaign in the history of higher education. In 2008, UCLA raised over $456 million, ranking the institution among the top 10 universities in the United States in total fundraising for the year.
Everything sounds good. Have you done your SAT's?? Remember to win them over with your personal statement